It has been just over 3 weeks into its limited run in the North America region and Makoto Shinkai’s record breaking Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) anime film has crossed $4 Million USD (¥440 Million Yen) at the box office. In total, the film has earned over $353 Million USD worldwide (¥39.2 Billion Yen), as the highest grossing anime film of all time, as of April 23.
North American anime licensor and distributor Funimation has revealed that the film has earned over $1.81 Million USD (¥201 Million Yen) at the North American box office across 303 screens in its opening weekend beginning on April 7, and ranked #13 at the box office. The film has earned over $3.4 Million USD (¥374 Million Yen) by the end of its second weekend. Across the region, the movie has earned an average of $5,832 USD per screen.
Funimation is hosting film screenings in both the original Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.
Here is the trailer with English subtitles:
and the trailer with the English dub:
Makoto Shinkai is a well known anime director who got his start in the industry in 1997 directing the short film Other Worlds. His first major breakthrough in the industry was 2002’s Voices of a Distant Star, which won various awards including the Animation Kobe award and the Seiun Award. Since his debut 20 years ago, his films have received acclaim and recognition for the films’ plot, use of mature themes and breathtaking visuals. One of his more recent hits is 2007’s 5 Centimeters Per Second, which won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Shinkai’s most recent feature film is 2013’s The Garden of Words.
Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) is a 2016 Japanese anime film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Based on his novel of the same name published a month before the film’s premiere, Your Name tells the story of a high school girl in rural Japan and a high school boy in Tokyo who swap bodies.
Kimi no Na wa. (your name.) was animated by CoMix Wave Films, and distributed by Toho. It premiered at the Anime Expo 2016 convention in Los Angeles, California on July 3, 2016, and in Japan on August 26, 2016. It received critical acclaim for its animation and emotional impact, and was also a major commercial success, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the 7th-highest grossing traditionally animated film and the highest-grossing anime film worldwide, with a total gross of more than $353 million.
Kimi no Na wa. synopsis:
The story is set one month after a comet has fallen for the first time in a thousand years in Japan. Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn’t at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn’t like the customs of her family’s Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo.
Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?
Source: Anime News Network