A Silent Voice Film Earns 2.2 Billion Yen, Sells 1.7 Million Tickets

posted on by Karen Ressler
More Japanese theaters to begin screenings this month

Kyoto Animation's anime film of Yoshitoki Ōima's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) manga has sold about 1.7 million tickets after its eleventh weekend for 2.2 billion yen (about US$19.34 million) as of Wednesday. An additional 17 theaters will begin screening the film on December 3, with more to come throughout December and January.

The film has surpassed the box office earnings of Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion, which earned a total of 2.08 billion yen during its theatrical run in Japan when it opened in October 2013. It previously surpassed the earnings of the K-ON! anime film, similarly animated by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada, which earned 1.9 billion yen at the box office in 2011.

A Silent Voice opened on September 17 on 120 screens and ranked #2 at box offices in Japan. The film earned 283,000,000 yen (about US$2.8 million) and sold 200,000 tickets in its first two days. By comparison, Kyoto Animation's 2011 K-On! film earned 316,310,000 yen in its first two days on 137 screens.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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