The film has surpassed the box office total of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo anime film (which earned 15.5 billion yen) and James Cameron’s Avatar film (which earned 15.6 billion yen).
The film has earned earned 16.41 billion yen (about US$158 million) in Japan as of Monday, after 60 days in the Japanese box office.
The film is now the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan, the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film in the country, and the ninth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
Funimation announced that it licensed the film in July, The film is slated to open in 85 countries and regions.
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