Shinkai's 'your name.' Jumps 41% in Box Office From Last Weekend (Updated)
posted on by Alex Mateo
Japanese box office sales for Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film rose 41% this weekend over the previous weekend's sales. The increase accompanied a rise from #7 to #3 on Japan's box office top 10 list in the film's 19th weekend.
As of December 25, 122 days after it opened in Japan, the film had earned 21.33 billion yen (about US$184.1 million). The film's IMAX screenings will be held in Japan for two weeks starting on January 13.
In Japan, your name. is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time, the second highest-grossing Japanese film, and the second highest-grossing anime film. The only Japanese film to gross higher is Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen).
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.
Update: Film's current Japanese box office total gross corrected. Thanks, Kurohayabusa.
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