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Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast Film Surpasses Wolf Children in Box Office Earnings

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: Love Live! film earnings; Boruto, Attack on Titan, Pokémon in weekend's box office top 10

Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast film has sold 3.6 million tickets to earn 4.6 billion yen (about US$37 million) as of August 16, the film's 37th day in theaters. It has already surpassed the total box office earnings of Hosoda's previous film, Wolf Children, which earned 4.2 billion yen.

The film ranked #4 in this past weekend's box office top 10, rising from its ranking at #7 last week. The film debuted at #1 on July 11. As of last weekend, the film had earned 3.8 billion yen (about US$30.5 million)

Funimation licensed the film for North America, and the film is slated to open in theaters in 2016.

Also in this past weekend's box office top 10, Boruto -Naruto the Movie- fell from #3 to #5 in its second weekend and the first live-action Attack on Titan film fell from #5 to #6 in its third weekend. Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages rose from #11 to #10.

Meanwhile, The Love Live! The School Idol Movie has earned more than 2.4 billion yen (about US$19 million) in the Japanese box office as of August 16, 65 days after the film opened at the box office.

Love Live! The School Idol Movie had surpassed the 2.2 billion yen (about US$17.7 million) mark as of August 1.

The film will premiere in select cities in the United States on September 12. The film will also screen in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, and Indonesia.

Sources: Bunka Tsushin via Yaraon!, Anime! Anime!, Kogyo Tsushinsha

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