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‘Weathering With You’ Reigns With Stateside Debut; Oscar Nominees ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hold Strong During Holiday Weekend – Specialty Box Office

‘Weathering With You’ Reigns With Stateside Debut; Oscar Nominees ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hold Strong During Holiday Weekend – Specialty Box Office

The Gkids anime feature Weathering with You made its U.S. debut on over 450 screens this weekend and the forecast was very sunny, as the Makoto Shinkai pic shined with a 3-day weekend estimate of $1,701,195. It is on track or a 4-day weekend estimated gross of $2,007,523. Its two-day preview of fan screenings banked $3,046,250 which brings its estimated cume to over $5 million.

This is no surprise as Gkids fare has a loyal fanbase and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 95% critics rating. The two-day total also surpasses the lifetime gross of 2018’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower and has become the highest-grossing Gkids release to date. Weathering with You is also the first animated feature since Princess Mononoke to be selected as Japan’s entry for Best International Feature.

The romance fantasy opened in Japan in July and became the highest-grossing film of 2019. It surpassed Shinkai’s previous feature Your Name,

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