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Shinkai's 'your name.' Returns to #1 in Japanese Box Office in 11th Week

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2016 Death Note film drops to #2, Oboreru Knife debuts at #4

Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film returned to the top of the Japanese box-office rankings in its 11th weekend. The film held the top spot at the Japanese box office for nine consecutive weeks since it opened in Japan on August 26. The film ranked at #2 during its 10th weekend, relinquishing the top spot to Death Note Light up the NEW world, which opened on October 29. Death Note Light up the NEW world is now at #2 in its second weekend.

As of Monday, 77 days after the film opened, your name. has earned 17.97 billion yen (about US$172 million).

The film has now surpassed the eighth highest-grossing film (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at 17.3 billion yen) and the seventh highest-grossing film (Bayside Shakedown 2 at 17.35 billion yen) to become the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The film is also the fourth highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan. your name. has sold 13,540,000 tickets as of November 3.

The three highest-grossing Japanese films in Japan include Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen), Howl's Moving Castle (19.6 billion yen) and Princess Mononoke (19.3 billion yen). your name. is projected to possibly approach 20 billion yen (US$200 million).

Additionally, the live-action Oboreru Knife film debuted at #4 during the November 5-6 weekend. The Eiga Mahō Tsukai Precure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun! anime film dropped from #4 to #5 in its second weekend, the live-action Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Finale film fell from #7 to #9 in its third weekend, and Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) anime film fell off the ranking in its eighth weekend.

Sources: Movie Walker, Kōgyō Tsūshin

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