Your Name Sells 20 Billion Yen to Become 2nd Best-Selling Domestic Film in Japan

Your Name Sells 20 Billion Yen to Become 2nd Best-Selling Domestic Film in Japan

In Japan, Your Name (also known as Kimi no Na wa) has just made national history. The film has grossed over 20 billion yen, making it the second best-selling Japanese film in the country’s history, beating out Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke.

As Crunchyroll reports from the film’s distributor, Toho, Your Name earned 20,006,188,400 yen by Dec. 5, 2016. That accounts to 15,391,716 admissions since the film’s release on Aug. 26 and, according to Google, over $175,000,000 USD in revenue.

Your Name rests at second place for all-time best-selling box office sales for a domestic film in Japan, with Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away resting at first place with 30.8 billion yen. On the all-time box office listing for both domestic and foreign films, Your Name sits at fifth place, trailing behind Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by a mere 300 million yen. Crunchyroll suggests the film will surpass the first Harry Potter film by the middle of December.

Your Name has repeatedly broken records at the Japanese box office, but surpassing the 20 billion yen mark is a particularly historic moment for the release. For one, it breaks the long line of Hayao Miyazaki best-sellers topping Japanese charts, with Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke comfortably claiming the first, second and third rank prior to the film’s release, respectively. And with the film’s IMAX release coming in for a two-week run starting Jan. 13, 2017, Your Name isn’t quite done ranking up its all-time revenue yet.

Your Name is also doing particularly well in China. By the start of Dec., the film debuted in China with $41 million in total revenue, making it the biggest anime title debut in Chinese history. The film debuts in North America in 2017. No news yet whether the film is set to break major anime film and home release records in Canada and the USA, so make sure to check back as 2017 looms closer.

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