Monday, April 10, 2017
'Your Name' Has A Strong US Opening Weekend
The news is pretty good. The opening day was particularly strong, raking in north of $600,000 from just under 300 locations. Although it wasn't quite able to keep up the momentum it finished up the opening weekend with a decent $1.6 million- enough to put it at number 13 in the box-office chart overall.
Anime is a niche product in the US, and the release is relatively limited so it was never likely to trouble even the low end of box-office top ten. Despite glowing reviews and positive buzz, it also lacks the name recognition of a brand like Dragon Ball Z (that saw the last movie rake in $4 million in the same time frame). Given these factors, Funimation won't be disappointed with these numbers.
Your Name's theatrical run will continue over the coming weeks, so there's plenty of time for this to grow, Visit the website to find your nearest screening and. check out our review of the film here
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.