Kimi no Na wa. is the movie world’s current talk of the town.
The movie recently found itself to the top of the box-office revenue rankings for Japanese movies played in Taiwan. It exceeded the total box-office revenue of the past Japanese record-setting movies, Howl’s Moving Castle (47,404,930 Taiwanese dollars), and Ring (50,836,840 Taiwanese dollars). Kimi no Na wa‘s box-office revenue in Taiwan (as of October 31) has already made 125,556,618 Taiwanese dollars.
The movie has been released in a total of 46 movie theaters in Taiwan and got off to an excellent start; it rose to the No.1 box-office rankings spot in just three days. This has been the first Japanese movie to reach the top spot since Thermae Romae.
In Japan, the movie was released in August 26 and attracted over ten million spectators just within 39 days, staying No.1 in the weekend movie rankings for 9 weeks in a row. By November 3, 13.54 million people had visited the cinema and the total box-office revenues had reached 17.6 billion yen, a historical milestone in Japan’s movie industry.
The movie has recently won the award for Best Feature Length Film’ at the 49th Sitges Film Festival (one of the three international film festivals for the fantastic) and two awards in the feature length category of the 18th Bucheon International Animation Film Festival.
The movie is scheduled to come out in Singapore on November 3, in the UK on November 24 and in Korea in January.
The momentum of Kimi no Na wa seems far from over.