Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu‘s new Mirai no Mirai (Mirai) anime film rose from #7 to #6 in its fourth weekend. The film earned 154,220,000 yen (about US$1.39 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has now earned a cumulative total of 2,010,528,300 yen (about US$18.15 million).
The film opened in 456 theaters on July 20 in Japan. It sold 295,000 tickets for 500 million yen (about US$4.5 million) to rank #2 in its opening weekend. The weekend earnings were about 40% less than the opening weekend gross of Hosoda’s previous The Boy and The Beast film, which earned 667,035,100 yen (about US$5.4 million) in its opening weekend.
The film had its world premiere in May at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight, an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. International sales banner Charades represented the film at Cannes in 2017, and has sold distribution rights to GKIDS