Weathering With You Finally Becomes Top-Grossing Film of This Year in Japan, Surpassing Aladdin

It now ranks sixth in the Japanese animation film's box office raking of all time


It is officially confirmed today that Makoto Shinkai's Tenki no Ko/Weathering With You has earned a massive 12.1 billion yen on nine million admissions by September 8, in 52 days since its release on July 19, 2019. It has finally become the top-grossing film of this year in Japan so far, surpassing Guy Ritchie-directed Walt Disney Pictures film Aladdin's Japanese box office record of 12.09 billion yen.  


The 114-minute film now ranks seventh in the Japanese film box office ranking of all-time and becomes the sixth top-grossing Japanese animation film of all time, outgrossing Hayao Miyazaki's 2013 film Kazetachinu/The Wind Rises (12.02 billion yen). 


Shinkai says, "I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the fact that so many people have seen 'Weathering With You.' Since the screenings will continue even after the summer vacation is ended, so I would be very happy if the choices and actions of the protagonist boy and girl will become one of your daily topics."


To commemorate the great box office success, ten types of the limited film bookmarkers will be given to the theatergoers from September 14.






Source: Oriicon News


(C)2019 "Tenki no Ko" Production Committee


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