Hayao Miyazaki's ;The Boy and the Heron' Hits Record-Breaking $12.8 Million USD Box Office

Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ takes a stumble in the second weekend.

Entertainment
1,077 Hypes 0 Comments

Hayao Miyazaki‘s animated fantastical coming-of-age story, The Boy and the Heron has hit $12.8 million USD at the opening weekend domestic box office. The film’s record-breaking revenue makes it the first original anime production to be at the top of the domestic box office.

The Boy and the Heron marks the animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki’s unexpected return to the screens after being absent for over a decade. Miyazaki has been known for classics like Spirited Away and Princess Mononke. He announced that he would be retiring in 2013 when he released his previous film, The Wind Rises. Internationally, The Boy and the Heron has been slowly rolling out, earning $84 million USD, with $56 million USD coming from Japan.

The animation edged out Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, which took a tumble in its second weekend, earning $5 million USD to finish fifth at the box office. The 77% drop from the first weekend signals that the film might now have as much momentum as the recently release Taylor Swift concert film. Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes continued its momentum, taking second place and picking up $9.4 million USD domestically. Globally, the film has earned nearly $280 million USD. Toho International’s Godzilla Minus One stands at $25.3 million USD making it the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film released in North America.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday 2' Breaks Spotify Record, Projected To Debut at No. 1
Music

Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday 2' Breaks Spotify Record, Projected To Debut at No. 1

Her first record in five years is now also eligible for a gold certification.

Ty Dolla $ign Shares Tracklist of Kanye West Collab Album
Music

Ty Dolla $ign Shares Tracklist of Kanye West Collab Album

Also teasing an album event taking place on December 12 in Miami.

Google Debuted Its AI Model Gemini and CASETiFY Launched a 'Naruto' Line in This Week's Tech Roundup
Tech & Gadgets 

Google Debuted Its AI Model Gemini and CASETiFY Launched a 'Naruto' Line in This Week's Tech Roundup

Wikipedia also revealed its most popular articles of the year.

Takashi Murakami Announces Upcoming Kyoto Exhibition
Art

Takashi Murakami Announces Upcoming Kyoto Exhibition

Set to open in February 2024. 

adidas Goes Deeper Into Gaming With Roblox Launch
Gaming

adidas Goes Deeper Into Gaming With Roblox Launch

Featuring a collaboration with the top Roblox creator, Rush Bogin.


Louis Vuitton Releases Online Exclusive Trainer Sneaker
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Releases Online Exclusive Trainer Sneaker

With hues of green, black, gray and more.

Bleachers Drop “Alma Mater” Video With Lana Del Rey, Clairo and More
Music

Bleachers Drop “Alma Mater” Video With Lana Del Rey, Clairo and More

On the heels of their new album announcement.

CASETiFY Looks to 'Naruto' for New Collection
Tech & Gadgets

CASETiFY Looks to 'Naruto' for New Collection

Filled with signature graphic details.

Kid Cudi Receives an Honorary Fashion Master's Degree
Fashion

Kid Cudi Receives an Honorary Fashion Master's Degree

From the Istituto Marangoni Miami.

Official Look at the Jordan Tatum 1 "Tunnel Walk"
Footwear

Official Look at the Jordan Tatum 1 "Tunnel Walk"

Releasing early next year.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.