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‘Weathering With You’ Earns $5M Domestically In Six Days, Breaks GKIDS All-Time Record


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‘Weathering With You’ Earns $5M Domestically In Six Days, Breaks GKIDS All-Time Record


The forecast is sunny for Weathering with You, Makoto Shinkai’s dimension-warping climate parable. The anime feature, which opened domestically last week, has already broken a couple of box office records.

The film launched with preview screenings in 1,019 theaters, grossing $3.04 million on Wednesday and Thursday — a sum that attests to Shinkai’s large fanbase. It added an estimated $1.70 million over the three-day weekend (in 486 theaters), rising to $2.01 million with Martin Luther King Jr. Day included. Its estimated cume for the six days is therefore at $5.05 million.

This total places Weathering with You ahead of Shinkai’s last offering, Your Name, which grossed $5.02 million in North America over its entire run. The film has also become an all-time top grosser for its distributor GKIDS, whose previous best was Studio Ponoc’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower ($2.41 million). Not bad for a week’s work.



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