Shinkai's "your name." Rules Japan's Weekend Box Office for Seven Consecutive Week

Youth sci-fi film is expected to top Miyazaki's "Ponyo" soon

Even Jason Bourne can't stop the momentum. Again, Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. topped Japan's weekend box office in its seventh week with 700 million yen on 513,000 admissions, earning twice of the opening weekend gross of Matt Damon's latest actioner, 345 million yen.

 

As of October 10, the total domestic gross of the 107-minute film reached 14.56 billion yen. It is expected to top the total gross of Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 film Gake no Ue no Ponyo/Ponyo, 15.5 billion yen, very soon, and to become the fifth top-grossing Japanese film in history. There is a high possibility that the film will cross the 20 billion yen mark by the end of this year and break the box office record of Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke (1997/19.3 billion) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004/19.6 billion).

 

At the press conference in the 21st Busan International Film Festival in Korea on October 9, Shinkai answered to the question about his next film, "(As with your name.), it will probably feature a boy and

a girl in their adolescence. I feel like to make the new film at Toho within three years." 

 

 

Weekend box office in Japan (October 8-9)

 

 1 (1). "Kimi no na Wa./your name."

 2 (new). "Jason Bourne"

 3 (new). "HiGH&LOW THE RED RAIN"

 4 (3). "Koe no Katachi"

5 (new). "Good Morning Show"

 6 (2). "Sully"

 7 (4). "SCOOP!"

 8 (5). "Ikari"

 9 (6). "Yamikin Ushijima-kun Part 3"

 10 (7). "Shin Godzilla"

 

  

All-Time Japanese Film Box Office Top 10:

 

 1. "Spirited Away" (2001/30.1 billion yen)

 2. "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004/19.6 billion)

 3. "Princess Mononoke" (1997/19.3 billion)

 4. "Bayside Shakedown 2" (2003/17.35 billion)

 5. "Ponyo" (2008/15.5 billion)

 6. "your name." (2016/14.56 billion)

 7. "The Wind Rises" (2013/12.02 billion)

 8. "Antarctica" (1983/11 billion)

 9. "Bayside Shakedown 2" (1998/10.1 billion)

 10. "The Adventures of Chatran" (1986/9.8 billion)

 

   

 Japanese trailer

 

  

Source: Eiga.com, Sports Hochi

 

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