“The Boy and the Heron” dominates the US box office and makes history with its premiere

The last movie of Studio Ghibli And Hayao Miyazaki It was released in the United States. The Boy and the Heron has been a long wait for its European premiere, but it meets or exceeds expectations, garnering awards and accolades, as well as excelling at the box office. $10.7 million first weekend gross, and several historical data related to the premiere:

  • “The Boy and the Heron” is the highest-grossing release in Studio Ghibli’s history in the United States. His last film, The Wind Rises, grossed $5.2 million.
  • It is the first original anime to achieve first place at the box office, and the third anime to do so after “Pokémon: The Movie” and “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.”
  • It is the first 2D animated film, not based on an existing saga or brand, to reach number one at the box office since “Tiana and the Frog” did it in 2009.

Japan It stands out big this December at the US box office. “Godzilla Minus One” managed to be the most watched film in its week of release, which is quite an achievement for a non-English language film, and it is the first film to reach the top of the US box office since 2004. A feat that was continued by “The Boy and the Heron,” replacing the popular anime kaiju, once again leaving Japan at the top of North American cinemas for an unforgettable December.

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece

At 82 years old, Hayao Miyazaki continues to surprise everyone with the greatness of his work. His latest film left no one indifferent, as the Japanese director returns to his essence and shows us a magical world in which nothing is impossible.

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Meristation’s review of The Boy and the Heron highlights that it is a “deep, contemplative story, but we don’t have to understand it to enjoy it. The main goal of the film is to feel it, to be a part of us. We hope you realize it.” Suspense Our deepest “self,” and this is where Hayao Miyazaki hits the nail on the head. The impact the work leaves behind is enormous. Days go by and we still think about it and feel grateful for the tremendous gift that the great Japanese animation master left us once again.

Terry Alexander

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