When are we going to stop writing about the amazing box office returns of Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You?
Well, when they stop being amazing, that’s when.
Here are the latest numbers on Shinkai’s mega-hit: It’s now sold over 10 million tickets and made over 13 billion yen (13.35, to be precise) in the 75 days since it hit theaters.
13 billion yen is about $124 million, by the way.
That’s just in Japan. The film is now rolling out worldwide, including screenings in India, where it was one of the first anime films to be shown theatrically in the country.
With 13.35 billion yen, Weathering With You is sneaking up on the Japanese box office records for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Armageddon and E.T., all of which earned 13.5 billion when they were released.
Still, as our own Joseph Luster noted last week, Weathering With You has a way to go before it surpasses its older sibling Your Name, which made an incredible 25.03 billion yen in Japan alone.
Weathering With You is set to hit U.S. theaters in 2020 via GKIDS, who describe it like this:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…