“Your Name.” Performs At North American Box Office With $1.7+ Million Opening Weekend
Funimation Films released its opening weekend results for the North American debut of its theatrical release of “Your Name.” The critically acclaimed anime film from director Makoto Shinkai brought in an excess of $1.7 Million at the box office from some 303 theater screens during its opening weekend. The movie, with a per screen average of $5,281, placed 4th among new releases and 13th place in overall box office gross among all films in the United States.
“We are thrilled that anime and indie film fans, theatrical exhibitors and critics alike, have all embraced ‘Your Name.’ and helped deliver such a successful opening weekend,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “The vivid artistry and moving story telling of ‘Your Name.’ combined with our successful track record and proven expertise in anime marketing and fan engagement on limited event-style theatrical releases, like ‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ and ‘Shin Godzilla,’ made this opening possible.”
The touching story and beautifully hand-drawn animation of “Your Name.” has captivated mainstream audiences both around the world and now in the U.S. and Canada as well. The film was recognized by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as one of the top films of 2016 alongside “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” and “The Lobster” and received the award for Best Animated Feature of 2016.
“Makoto Shinkai and his groundbreaking film ‘Your Name.’ have taken anime – especially anime filmmaking – to new heights,” said Gen Fukunaga, Founder and CEO of Funimation. “Based on the film’s performance over opening weekend, we are very hopeful that North American audiences will want to discover both the subtitled and dubbed versions of this amazing film and experience each of them on the big screen.”
“Your Name.” continues its full-run theatrical release through the month of April. An additional 44 screens will be added in Canada as part of a special event run on April 12 and 26.