In a mere six days, the film has become the all-time top grosser for its distributor GKIDS.
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No film in the history of cinema has ever done worse on 2,800+ screens.
Three other animated features also won awards at the 2019 edition of Animation is Film.
The previous record was 27 features for the 2017 Academy Awards.
The program includes Oscar contenders like “I Lost My Body” and “Weathering With You,” and plenty of U.S. premieres.
Makoto Shinkai’s latest feature can now compete in two categories at next year’s Academy Awards.
Photorealistic animation is here to stay.
Makoto Shinkai’s last film “Your Name” smashed worldwide box office records for anime.
“Weathering with You” opens in Japanese cinemas on July 19, 2019.