Shinkai's your name. Film Earns 16.41 Billion Yen to Surpass Ponyo, Avatar
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no na wa.) anime film has earned 16.41 billion yen (about US$158 million) as of Monday, after 60 days at the Japanese box office. The film's earnings now surpass the Japanese earnings of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo anime film (which earned 15.5 billion yen) and James Cameron's Avatar film (which earned 15.6 billion yen). The film is now the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan, the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film in the country, and the ninth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
The film ranked at #1 at the Japanese box office for its ninth consecutive weekend. The film previously surpassed the 2013 Japanese box office total of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises (12.02 billion yen or US$118.6 million). The only anime films to earn more than your name. are Ghibli and Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke. The film is now projected to possibly approach 20 billion yen (US$200 million).
Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Finale, the fourth live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark film, debuted at #2 during the October 22-23 weekend.
Kyoto Animation's anime film of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga dropped from #5 to #8 in its sixth weekend. Additionally, Gantz:O, the full 3D CG anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, fell from #6 to #10 in its second weekend.