Shinkai's 'your name.' Drops to #4, In This Corner of the World Rises to #7
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Makoto Shinkai's your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film dropped from #3 to #4 in the Japanese box office for the February 4-5 weekend. The film briefly returned to the #1 spot two weeks ago after nine weeks off the top spot. The film is on its 24th weekend in Japan. The film started screening with English subtitles across Japan on January 28. The subtitled screenings feature the English versions of RADWIMPS' four theme songs, and they are running for two weeks.
As of Sunday, the film has earned 24 billion yen (about US$213 million) in Japan. It is now #4 on the all-time box office chart in Japan, just below #3 Frozen's 25.48 billion yen (about US$227 million).
Sunao Katabuchi's (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) In This Corner of the World anime film rose from #9 back to #7 in its 13th weekend. The film opened at 63 theaters, but more theaters are adding screenings due to the film's popularity and it has stayed in the top 10 every week since. The film's website now lists more than 200 theaters that have screened or will screen the film.
Update: Frozen's ranking and typo corrected. Thanks, Dandylion and Megiddo
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