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'your name.' Anime Film Earns US$627,208 on Friday

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film earns higher average per theater than all films in top 12

Box Office Mojo is reporting that Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film earned an estimated US$627,208 on Friday, the film's first day in theaters in the United States and Canada. The film earned an average of US$2,148 per theater in 292 theaters. The film's per theater average for Friday is higher than any film in the top 12.

The film currently has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Funimation is hosting film screenings in both the original Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.

Additionally, entertainment news website Variety is estimating that Ghost in the Shell will land in fifth place for the weekend and will earn US$7.1 million. The estimate is a 62% decline in earnings from the film's first weekend, where the film earned USUS$18,676,033 from March 31-April 2. Box Office Mojo reported the film earned an estimated US$2,125,000 on Friday, for a current domestic total of US$26,348,450.

Variety also estimates that the Power Rangers film will earn US$6.2 million over the weekend, ranking sixth. Box Office Mojo reported the film earned an estimated US$1,690,000 on Friday, for a current domestic total of US$70,586,242.

Sources: Variety (Dave McNary), Box Office Mojo (Link 2) via Cartoon Brew, Yahoo! News, Hachima Kikō


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