Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is off to a strong start in the United States, where it opened yesterday.
On Friday, its first day of U.S. release, the film grossed $627,208 from 292 theaters for an impressive $2,148 per-theater average. That’s higher than the per-theater for any film in the top 10, and is the third-highest for any film that reported its box office yesterday, trailing only Gifted and Their Finest, both of which played in far fewer theaters.
Your Name is being distributed in the States by Funimation, a company with a long history of distributing anime on home video that has more recently begun expanding into theatrical. The company scored a major hit in 2015 when it launched Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F with $4 million in its first three days, finishing with a gross of $8 million.