Shinkai's your name. is Japan's Highest-Grossing Film for 2016
posted on by Karen Ressler
Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film sold 637,000 tickets on 296 screens for 860 million yen (about US$8.57 million) over the September 24-25 weekend to maintain its #1 ranking for its fifth time. In total, the film has sold 8,500,000 tickets for 11.1 billion yen (about US$111 million) as of September 25.
The film is now 2016's highest-grossing film in Japan. The film reached 10 billion yen faster than Disney's Frozen, which closed in Japan after earning 25.4 billion yen in the box office to become Japan's #3 highest-grossing film of all time after Spirited Away and Titanic. Frozen reached 10 billion yen in 37 days while your name. reached the same milestone in 28 days.
The third live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark film (Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3) film opened on September 22 on 184 screens and ranked at #4 for the weekend.
The live-action film of Naoshi Arakawa's Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga fell from #5 to #6 in its third 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 #6 to #9 in its ninth week. As of September 6, the film sold more than 4.2 million tickets, the highest among all Heisei-era Godzilla films.
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