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. Hit the jump for more details.
The official screening of Makoto Shinkai's anime feature Kimi no Na wa./your name. was held in the Gala Presentation section of the ongoing 21st Busan International Film Festival in Korea on October 9. In the press conference, Shinkai was asked about his next film. Check his answer after the jump.
MAiDiGi TV has posted a video report of the promotional event for 18-year-old actress Mone Kamishiraishi's debut mini album "chouchou," including her performance of "Nandemonaiya," one of the four theme songs for Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name.. She voiced the female protagonist Mitsuha Miyamizu in the film. Check her performance after the jump.
Dropped only 8.1% in its sixth weekend, Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name. again dominates the Japanese weekend box office with 790 million yen, bringing its total domestic gross to 12.8 billion yen. It now becomes the sixth top-grossing Japanese film in history, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki's Kazetachinu/The Wind Rises. Hit the jump for more details.
In addition to the original official Twitter account, the production committee of Makoto Shinkai's mega hit anime film Kimi no Na wa./your name has opened another official account to post their messages to ask people not to watch the film by illegitimate means and requests to delete the tweets including links to illegal sites. Hit the jump for more details.
Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name continues to dominate the Japanese weekend box office in its fifth week, easily getting ahead of its competitors, including acclaimed director Clint Eastwood's latest work Sully. Now its has become the 7th most successful Japanese film in history. Hit the jump for more details.
Distributor Toho announced today that Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./your name earned an astonishing 10.08 billion yen from 7.74 million admissions in 28 days since its release on August 26. It now becomes the first non-Studio Ghibli and non-Hayao Miyazaki anime film to reach the milestone in the Japanese cinema history. Hit the jump for more details.