Japanese anime film “Kimi no Na wa”

Director Makoto Shinkai’s hit anime feature Your name (きみは) has become the third-highest-grossing Japanese film of all time, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter. Produced by CoMix Wave, the film has earned a whopping $196 million at the domestic box office, surpassing Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke (もののけひめ) to become the third-highest-grossing film of all time behind Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle (ハウルのうごしろ) ($190 million) and Spirited Away (せん千尋ちひろ神隠かみかくし )($300 million).

Topping the box office for 12 of its 14 weeks in theaters since its August 26 release, Your name (きみは) is the first anime feature outside of Studio Ghibli to gross more than $100 million in Japan. Now the sixth-highest box-office earner in Japan — imported or domestic — the film is reportedly on track to overtake Harry potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (ハリー・ポッターと賢者けんじゃいし), which brought in $ 200 million in 2001, to put it at fourth on the all-time list behind Spirited Away (せん千尋ちひろ神隠かみかくし ), Titanic(タイタニック) and Frozen(アナとゆき女王じょうおう).

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