Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast Film Tops 5 Billion Yen

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Sells nearly 4 million tickets; Naruto, Attack on Titan, Pokémon stay in top 10

Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and The Beast film has sold 3.99 million tickets to earn over 5 billion yen (about US$42 million) in the 44 days since it opened on July 11.

In addition, The Boy and The Beast exhibition at Tokyo's Shibuya Hikarie complex has attracted over 70,000 visitors. In gratitude for the sizeable attendance, the exhibition is giving a B2-size poster to the first 100 visitors every day until Friday.

The film stayed at #4 in its seventh weekend at the box office in Japan. The film debuted at #1 on July 11. Earlier this month, the film surpassed the total box office earnings of Hosoda's previous film, Wolf Children, which earned 4.2 billion yen.

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, Boruto -Naruto the Movie- stayed at #5 in its third weekend and the first live-action Attack on Titan film stayed at #6 in its fourth weekend. Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages similarly remained at #10 in its sixth weekend.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, MovieWalker, Kogyo Tsushinsha

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