A Silent Voice Anime Film Earns 283 Million Yen in 2 Days, Ranks #2
posted on by Karen Ressler
Kyoto Animation's anime film adaptation of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga opened on Saturday, September 17 on 120 screens, earning 283,000,000 yen (about US$2.8 million) and selling 200,000 tickets to rank #2 on the Japanese box office for the weekend. By comparison, Kyoto Animation's 2011 K-On! film earned 316,310,000 yen in its first two days on 137 screens.
Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film stayed at #1 in the box office in its fourth week. The film sold 800,000 tickets over the weekend for 1,076,000,000 yen (about US$10.6 million). As of Monday, the film has earned 9.1 billion yen (about US$89 million) and sold 6.98 million tickets after 24 days in theaters.
The film has surpassed distributor TOHO's 6-billion-yen (US$59 million) revenue projection for the film, and is now projected to possibly earn over 10 billion yen (about US$98 million). That would make it the first anime film since 2013 to earn over 10 billion yen — and the first anime film not made by Studio Ghibli or director Hayao Miyazaki to accomplish this feat ever.
The live-action film of Naoshi Arakawa's Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga fell from #3 to #5 in its second week. The film opened in Japan on September 10 on 294 screens. The film is projected to earn 1.5 billion yen (about US$15 million).
Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's Shin Godzilla film fell from #5 to #6 in its eighth week. As of September 6, the film sold more than 4.2 million tickets, the highest among all Heisei-era Godzilla films. As of September 4, The film had earned 6,017,239,800 yen (about US$58.18 million) in the 38 days since its July 29 opening in Japan.
The live-action film of Kazune Kawahara's Aozora Yell (Yell for the Blue Sky) manga fell off the ranking in its fifth weekend.