Ocean Waves Earns US$12,000 in 1st 6 Days at U.S. Box Office
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Box Office Mojo reported that GKids' theatrical release of Studio Ghibli's Ocean Waves anime film earned US$12,039 at three theaters in the United States as of Monday. The film ranked #57 at the box office for the weekend.
GKids opened the film at the IFC Center in New York on December 28, and it has screened at two other theaters in Ohio and New York since its opening. The film also screened at Toronto's TIFF theater on Monday.
|Albuquerque, NM||Guild Cinema||January 6, 2017|
|Denver, CO||Denver Film Society||January 6, 2017|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||Cinema Paradiso Hollywood||January 7, 2017|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||Savor Cinema||January 7, 2017|
|Kansas City, MO||Screenland Armour||January 9, 2017|
|Portland, OR||OMSI Empirical Theatre||January 12, 2017|
|Los Angeles, CA||American Cinematheque||January 12, 2017|
|Chicago, IL||Gene Siskel Film Center||January 13, 2017|
|Santa Ana, CA||The Frida Cinema||January 13, 2017|
|Tempe, AZ||Harkins Valley Art||January 13, 2017|
|Waterloo, ON||Princess Cinema||January 13, 2017|
|Atlanta, GA||Plaza Theatre||January 13, 2017|
|San Francisco, CA||Roxie Theatre||January 16, 2017|
|Fairfax, VA||Angelika Mosaic||January 17, 2017|
|Washington, DC||Angelika Pop-Up||January 17, 2017|
|Dallas, TX||Angelika Dallas||January 17, 2017|
|Plano, TX||Angelika Plano||January 17, 2017|
|San Diego, CA||Angelika Carmel||January 17, 2017|
|Honolulu, HI||Consolidated Theatres Kahalas||January 17, 2017|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Row House Cinema||January 20, 2017|
|Vancouver, BC||Vancity Theatre||January 20, 2017|
|Vancouver, WA||Kiggins Theatre||January 20, 2017|
|Lowell, MA||Luna Theatre||January 27, 2017|
|Howell, MI||Historic Howell Theater||January 27, 2017|
|Columbus, OH||Gateway Film Center||February 9, 2017|
|Cleveland, OH||Cleveland Cinematheque||February 23, 2017|
|Detroit, MI||Detroit Institute of the Arts||March 11, 2017|
|Port Orchard, WA||Dragonfly Cinema||March 24, 2017|
Studio Ghibli's 1993 Ocean Waves television special and another Ghibli work, Grave of the Fireflies, were notably missing from Tokuma Shoten and Walt Disney Company's landmark international distribution deal for every other Ghibli feature in 1996. Central Park Media (CPM) and later ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks released Grave of the Fireflies, but Ocean Waves has never been released on home video in North America.
GKIDS' website lists it as the current distributor for all full-length Studio Ghibli films except Tales from Earthsea. The distributor recently released Only Yesterday for the first time in North America; the film was included in Tokuma Shoten and Disney's distribution deal but never released.
GKids will screen Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke film on January 5 and January 9. The screening celebrates the film's 20th anniversary and includes the Ghibli-animated music video "On Your Mark," which has not previously been released in North America.
GKids' screenings of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away anime film ranked #5 at the United States box office in December. The screening celebrated the film's 15th anniversary and included the short film "Ghiblies: Episode 2," which had not previously been released in North America. GKids' theatrical release of Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata's Only Yesterday (Omohide Poro Poro) film had grossed US$121,638 in the United States as of February 2016.