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Your Name Becomes Highest-Grossing Japanese Film Ever Worldwide

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is officially the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time worldwide.

The film, which has seen huge ticket sales not only in Japan but in countries like China and South Korea, has made over $281 million worldwide. That’s before the film has even been released in America.

The majority of Your Name’s box office has come from Japan, where it has earned almost $200 million (¥23 billion) and become the second highest-grossing domestically-produced film of all time. But the film has also earned over $82 million in China and $17 million in South Korea, as well as around $1 million in Thailand, France and Australia.

The previous record holder was Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, which made $274 million worldwide. That film remains the highest-grossing ever in Japan.

Funimation announced Wednesday it would release Your Name in America both dubbed and subtitled April 7.

Source: animationbusiness.info

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.