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Shinkai's 'your name.' Tops Box Offices in Thailand, Hong Kong

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film earned 22,996,714 baht in Thailand, HK$6,149,917 in Hong Kong

Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film ranked #1 at the box offices in Thailand and Hong Kong this past weekend.

In Thailand, the film opened last Thursday, November 10, and earned 22,996,714 baht (about US$649,056) in four days. In Hong Kong, the film opened last Friday on November 11, and earned HK$6,149,917 (about US$792,806) in three days. The film opened in Taiwan on October 21 and earned NT$64 million (about US$2 million) in its first week at #1. As of October 31, it has earned NT$52,909,581 (about US$1.666 million) in Taipei alone.

The film will open in the United Kingdom and Australia on November 24, in China on December 2, in Malaysia on December 8, in France on December 28, and in South Korea on January 5.

The film has earned 18.5 billion yen and stayed at #1 as of Tuesday, after 82 days in Japanese cinemas, and has sold a total of 14.29 million tickets. The film had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weeks since it opened on August 26, and in its 10th weekend dropped to #2 to Death Note Light up the NEW world, before regaining the top spot in its 11th weekend.

Anime Limited will begin screening the film with both English subtitles and the English dub in the United Kingdom this month. FUNimation Entertainment is releasing the film in North America starting with an Oscar-qualifying theatrical run will take place from December 2-8 at Los Angeles' Laemmle Music Hall. Funimation is planning a broader theatrical release for the first quarter of 2017.

The film is the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the fourth highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan. 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).

The film's "story of miracles and love" revolves around Mitsuha and Taki. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn't at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn't like the customs of her family's Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo.

Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?

Source: Animate Times

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