Kimi no Na wa. Sets Record in South Korea as Highest Grossing Japanese Movie to Date

Kimi no Na wa. Sets Record in South Korea as Highest Grossing Japanese Movie to Date

Kimi no Na wa. ( Your Name. ) was released in Japan back on Aug. 26, 2016, but its success is still continuing, and now it’s reached South Korea setting an all new record for a Japanese movie with over 3.05 million tickets sold.

Still playing in Japan, Kimi no Na wa. has attracted over 18.15 million viewers within 150 days of its release on Jan. 22, 2017, taking ¥23.5 billion at the box office. Kimi no Na wa. is also breaking records across Asia appearing in the weekend charts in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, and South Korea, while achieving record-high box office takings for a Japanese movie in China, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Recently released in South Korea, Kimi no Na wa. has already sold 3,052,179 tickets in the last 19 days and taken in around 2.39 billion yen at the box office. According to the Korean Film Council, Kimi no Na wa. is on track to become one of the best selling Japanese movies alongside Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli classics Howl’s Moving Castle (3.01 million tickets sold, ¥1.4 billion), Spirited Away (2.2 million tickets sold), and Ponyo (1.5 million tickets sold, ¥680 million).

This is the first time a Japanese movie has topped the cinema charts in South Korea in 13 years since 2004’s Howl’s Moving Castle, and it looks like Kimi no Na wa. is set to achieve even greater successes.

The movie’s whirlwind worldwide success will continue as Kimi no Na wa. will open in over 125 countries with the U.S. release scheduled for April 7, 2017.

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Source: AnimeAnime

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