Perfect Blue Anime Film's U.S. Theatrical Rerelease Earns US$420,881
posted on by Karen Ressler
Box Office Mojo is reporting that GKIDS and Fathom Events' theatrical rerelease of Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue film earned US$420,881 as of September 16. The film's box office gross for the United States is now at US$533,417, as the film previously earned US$112,536 during its theatrical run in 1999.
GKIDS and Fathom Events screened the film in about 500 United States theaters. English-subtitled screenings were held on September 6 and English-dubbed screenings were held on September 10.
The 1997 feature film was the directorial debut for Kon, who went on to make Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent and Paprika before his death in 2010. Set in contemporary Tokyo, the story concerns a pop singer, Mima, who tries to develop an acting career, only to experience threats and traumas as her mind breaks down and she is tormented by a ghostly version of her singer self. Manga Entertainment released the film on VHS and DVD.
Kon based his Perfect Blue anime film on Yoshikazu Takeuchi's Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis novel, which Seven Seas Entertainment shipped on February 6. Seven Seas also shipped Takeuchi's second Perfect Blue novel, Perfect Blue: Awaken from a Dream, on April 24.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
Source: Box Office Mojo