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With only three months' time after it was released, Makoto Shinkai's "Your Name" has surpassed several highest grossing Japanese films, as well as international box office legendary classics. Making it to as an official nominee in Oscar's Best Animated Feature category, the anime film is already acknowledged in the movie industry in and out of Japan.
In a report issued by CrunchyRoll, "Kimi no Na wa" reached an earnings of 19.4 billion yen from the Japanese box office. This record beats the record made by Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke with 19.3 billion in the year 1997. It was also reported that the anime movie's converted earnings has reached to a roughly 173 million USD.
News Everyday reported that with the statistics being released, "Your Name" is now the third highest grossing Japanese movie in the history and also surpassing the figures of the top international movie hits established through time such as "Avator" (2010) and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002). In November 26-27, on the other hand, "Your Name" landed second in the weekend box office in Japan following the sought-after international movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
As of November 28, with a difference of only .2 billion yen, "Your Name" is about to beat also the "Howl's Moving Castle", a 2004 anime movie by Hayao Miyazaki which ranked fifth in the highest grossing box office list in Japan. According to CG Mag Online, the coming-of-age anime movie also surpasses the new Japanese anime film releases such as "KanColle: the Movie" and "Shippu Rondo", giving "Your Name" an at ease spot in the national and Western releases.
In a report by Funimation, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike DuBoise said that "Your Name" offers a spectacular animation, rich characters and a storyline that is able to touch the hearts of people watching it, so the Funimation management is not surprised to how the audiences supported and accepted the anime film. "We're incredibly excited to bring this Oscar-worthy film from Makoto Shinkai to audiences across the U.S. and Canada."
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