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Shinkai's 'your name.' Surpasses 1st Harry Potter Film as Japan's #4 Film of All Time

posted on 2016-12-12 10:05 EST
Sells 15.78 million tickets after 108 days in Japan

Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film has earned 20,510,000,000 yen (about US$177.6 million) as of Monday, surpassing the 20.3 billion yen earnings of the Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone. The film has sold 15,780,000 tickets as of Sunday, 108 days after it opened in Japan. It played on 354 screens — more screens that in previous weeks — and that helped its weekend earnings rise 16.7% over the previous weekend's.

Shinkai's latest film fell to #5 from #2 in its 16th weekend. Monster Strike The Movie topped the chart in its opening weekend at the Japanese box office.

The your name. film is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the second highest-grossing anime film in Japan. The only Japanese film to gross higher is Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen).

Entertainment news website Variety reported on Sunday that your name. topped the weekend box office in China for its second weekend in a row.

The film had earned 20 billion yen at the Japanese box office as of last Tuesday, when it announced IMAX screenings will be held in Japan for two weeks starting on January 13. The film is unrolling into 92 countries and territories, including the United States through Funimation.

Shinkai's latest film had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weekends 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, and it stayed at the top spot in its 12th and 13th weekends. The film dropped to #2 in its 14th weekend.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushin, Nikkei


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