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Your Name Becomes Highest-Grossing Japanese Film Ever Worldwide

Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name is officially the highest-grossing Japanese film of all time worldwide.

The film, which has seen huge ticket sales not only in Japan but in countries like China and South Korea, has made over $281 million worldwide. That’s before the film has even been released in America.

The majority of Your Name’s box office has come from Japan, where it has earned almost $200 million (¥23 billion) and become the second highest-grossing domestically-produced film of all time. But the film has also earned over $82 million in China and $17 million in South Korea, as well as around $1 million in Thailand, France and Australia.

The previous record holder was Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, which made $274 million worldwide. That film remains the highest-grossing ever in Japan.

Funimation announced Wednesday it would release Your Name in America both dubbed and subtitled April 7.

Source: animationbusiness.info