Japan Box Office: “In This Corner of the World” Has Stayed in The Top 10 for 13 Weeks
Japan Box Office: “In This Corner Of The World” Has Stayed In The Top 10 For 13 Weeks

56-year-old director Sunao Katabuchi reported on his official Twitter yesterday that his anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno's award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World has ranked in the weekend box office for 13 consecutive weeks since its release on November 12, 2016, and has attracted 1.447 million moviegoers in Japan. The World War II drama ranked 7th in the weekend box office for February 4-5, now its total gross has increased to over 1.9 billion yen. Since more and more theaters are still being added, the number is expected to keep growing for a while.

"I really appreciate that all these people have gone to the theaters."


— 片渕須直 (@katabuchi_sunao) February 6, 2017

Meanwhile, Makoto Shinkai's youth sci-fi film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. also still ranked 4th in its 24th

weekend, bringing its total cum to 24 billion yen. It needs 1.48 billion yen more to surpass Frozen (2014/

25.48 billion) and to become the third top-grossing film of all time in Japan.

MAiDiGi TV has posted video reports from the recent two film awards ceremonies.

The 38th Yokohama Film Festival awards ceremony (February 5)

-Best Japanese Film, Special Recognition Award for Non

Non (the protagonist Suzu voice actress) and director Sunao Katabuchi

第38回ヨコハマ映画祭まもなく、のんさんから登壇です!審査員特別賞をのんさんが、そして作品賞を片渕須直監督が受賞されます登壇前でドキドキのお二人です。#この世界の片隅に pic.twitter.com/MNx4LwmzHo

— 『この世界の片隅に』全国拡大上映中! (@konosekai_movie) February 5, 2017

The 90th Kinema Junpo Best 10 Awards (February 5)

-Best Japanese Film, Best Japanese Film Director, Readers' Poll Best 1

Weekend box office in Japan (February 4-5, 2017)

1 (new). "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"

2 (1). "Doctor Strange"

3 (2). "Kiseki – Ano Hi no Sobito"

4 (3). "Kimi no Na wa."

5 (new). "Kimi to Hyakkaime no Koi"

6 (4). "Koisaika Miyampoto"

7 (9). "Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni"

8 (5). "Hamon: Futari no Yakubyogami"

9 (5). "Silence"

10 (6). "Shinjuku Swan II"

All-Time Box Office Top 10 in Japan (Japanese & foreign films combined):

1. "Spirited Away" (2001/30.8 billion yen)

2. "Titanic" (1998/26.2 billion)

3. "Frozen" (2014/25.48 billion)

4. "Your Name." (2016/24 billion)

5. "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" (2001/20.3 billion)

6. "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004/19.6 billion)

7. "Princess Mononoke" (1997/19.3 billion)

8. "Bayside Shakedown 2" (2003/17.35 billion)

9. "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" (2002/17.3 billion)

10. "Avatar" (2010/15.6 billion)

Source: Sunao Katabuchi Twitter, Eiga.com, Mantan Web

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