Shinkai's your name. is Japan's Highest-Grossing Film for 2016
posted on 2016-09-26 13:05 EDT 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 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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