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Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ to Finally Open in China After 18 Years, Eyes Anime Box Office Record

Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ to Finally Open in China After 18 Years, Eyes Anime Box Office Record

Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved anime adventure “Spirited Away” has finally landed a Chinese theatrical release for the first time since opening around the world in 2001 (via Yahoo). Eighteen years later, “Spirited Away” remains one of Miyazaki’s most critically acclaimed directorial efforts and the highest grossing film at the Japanese box office. The anime grossed over $275 million in Japan during its initial release, out-grossing such box office behemoths as James Cameron’s “Titanic.” “Spirited Away” won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003.

With “Spirited Away” finally opening in Chinese theaters, the title now has the chance to reclaim its position as the highest grossing anime film ever released. The Miyazaki movie held the title for over a decade until Makoto Shinkai’s “Your Name” surpassed it in 2017 with a global gross of $357 million. Anime has long been popular with Chinese audiences and $83 million of

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