Filmmaker Makoto Shinkai’s anime movie “Your Name” has earned more than 15.4 billion yen ($148 million) at the Japanese box office after 52 days in theaters, making it the fifth highest-grossing anime film in Japan, Anime News Network reports. The film has sold nearly 12 million tickets.
A story about two high school student who have never met but who are are united through their dreams, “Your Name” won the Best Animated Feature Film award at Spain’s 49th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain on Saturday. The movie has yet to surpass the 15.50 billion yen ($153 million) earned by the 2008 fantasy film “Ponyo,” about a goldfish princess who wants to become a human and her friendship with a boy named Sosuke.
“Your Name” is the sixth highest-grossing Japanese film including live action movies, and 11th highest-grossing Japanese or overseas film overall, according to Anime News Network. The movie has already beat out the Japanese box office total of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises” in 2013 of 12.02 billion yen ($118.6 million). Other than “Ponyo,” the anime films that have earn more than “Your Name” are Ghibli and Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Princess Mononoke.”
“Your Name” had its world premiere on July 3 in Los Angeles and will be distributed in 85 countries and regions.