Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) continued its record-breaking run at Japan’s box office, earning nearly twice as much as the debut of Jason Bourne to retain the top spot for a seventh straight week in a row.
The cross-genre sci-fi/fantasy/romance has captivated Japanese audiences in a way that no other film has since the 2014 release of Disney’s Frozen, which retained the top box office spot for 16 straight weeks.
Last weekend, Your Name grossed US$6.7 million, lifting its tally to $139.2 million. In Japanese currency, the film’s 14.56 billion yen total is just one billion yen behind Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo. When the film passes Ponyo, it will become the fifth-highest-grossing Japanese film of all time, and the tenth-highest-grossing film ever released in Japan.