In other global news, “Belle” has topped the Japanese box office for the second weekend running.
It still fell far short of the “Demon Slayer” opening last fall.
The film could overtake “Spirited Away” and top the all-time ranking within the next couple weeks.
The manga spin-off took $44 million in its first three days in Japan, more than doubling the previous record.
“Weathering with You” opens in Japanese cinemas on July 19, 2019.
Toho will release the movie in Japan on August 2, 2019.
Warner Bros. is billing the hybrid “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” as the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, but let’s be honest: the real star of this film is animation.
Japanese animation auteur directed not one, but two animated that will release this spring.
American distributor Funimation plans a one-week Oscar qualification run this December.
“Your Name” has captivated Japanese audiences in a way that no other film has since the release of Disney’s “Frozen.”
Makoto Shinkai’s smash-hit “Your Name” is an unstoppable force at the Japanese box office.
It’s the first European film that Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli has co-produced.
Ghibli’s first international co-production is directed by “Father and Daughter” director Michael Dudok de Wit.