Japan Box Office: Shinkai’s “Your Name.” Returns to The Top in Its 22nd Weekend

According to the latest weekend box office report for January 21-22, Makoto Shinkai’s youth sci-fi film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. made an astonishing 174 million yen on 124,000 admissions in its 22nd weekend, taking back its top spot for the first time in nine weeks. This is the 13th weekend No.1 for the film that was released in Japan on August 26, 2016.


The film has earned a gigantic 23.56 billion yen and has sold 18.15 million tickets so far, and if the momentum keeps going like this, it is expected to surpass the box office record of Frozen in Japan (25.48 billion) before the Spring months. 


Meahwhile, 56-year-old director Sunao Katabuchi‘s anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno’s award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World ranked 7th in the latest weekend (one position up from the previous), staying in the top 10 for 11 straight weeks since its release

on November 12, 2016. The World War II drama earned 92 million yen on 70,000 admissions, which

was the highest weekend gross in the film’s domestic run. Now its total gross has increased to 1.54

billion yen. It has only 68 screens in its opening weekend, but thanks to the overwhelming critical

praise and power of word of mouth, it has added up to 198.



Weekend box office in Japan (January 21-22)


 1 (2). “Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.”

 2 (1). “Honnouji Hotel”

 3 (new). “Shinjuku Swan II”

 4 (new). “Silence”

 5 (new). “The Accountant”

 6 (3). “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

 7 (8). “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni”

 8 (5). “Yo-Kai Watch The Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale and the Double World”

 9 (4). “Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai’s Message from the Future”

 10(6). “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”



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.” (2016/23.56 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: Eiga.com