Weathering With You Film's Teaser Reveals January 17 Opening in N. America

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Anime submitted for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category at Oscars

GKIDS began streaming an English-subtitled teaser video for Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) on Thursday. The video reveals that the film will open in North America on January 17.

GKIDS describes the film:

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hosted the North American premiere of Weathering With You as part of its Special Presentations category, with screenings on September 8, 10, and 14. Japan submitted the film for consideration in the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The film opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19. The film sold 1,159,020 tickets for 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days in 358 theaters. The film ranked #1 in its opening weekend. The anime sold 10 million tickets in Japan after 75 days in the Japanese box office as of October 1. The film has earned 13,508,909,400 yen (about US$125 million) as of Sunday. The film is currently the #7 highest-earning domestic film of all time in Japan and the highest-grossing film in Japan this year. The last Japanese film to earn over 10 billion yen was Shinkai's previous film your name. three years ago.

Sources: Email correspondence, GKIDS' YouTube channel

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