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The Boy & the Heron breaks North American opening weekend record

Μέχρι την κυκλοφορία, η νεότερη ταινία του Hayao Miyazaki και του The boy and the heron had many discussions centered on what it is potentially meant to be. Is this really Miyazaki's last film? It was really the best idea to they don't really promote it or even give any idea what it's about? The answer to this first is a big “haha noand the second seems to have been a potential 'yes'.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Heron earned $12,8 million in North America at the time of writing, making it the first original anime film to lead a box office weekend for the region. (It is not clear whether the public was more inclined to go with the secondary version or this one dubbed english dub.) Overall, its current global acceptance is said to be at 97 millionwith most owed to $56,1 million by the when it opened in mid-July.

Beyond critical and public acclaim, what works of Heron thankfully nothing new came out this weekend: if you didn't see this, you were either going to something that's already been out for a while—see Godzilla Minus One or prequel—or wait until the Christmas season Aquaman 2 and wonka. But the film's performance may also be due to the rise of Japanese films receiving North American screenings. not only anime moves for shows like My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer, but Godzilla Minus One he undoubtedly benefited from it as well. It's kind of cool that both films have broken domestic box office records for Japanese films in their respective mediums.

Outside Heron and godzilla, the aforementioned Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes continues to hold his own almost a full month later. Sandwiched between the two films in a comfortable second place, it earned an additional $9 or 10 million, bringing the film to $279 million worldwide. The odds are definitely in the film's favor here: Hunger Games had the good sense to leave for almost an entire decade, and while they initially faced strikes, the cast got the go-ahead to begin promoting their film a few weeks before the movie came out, which helped further.

Looking at the rest of December, there is the previously mentioned Aquaman 2 and Wonka, the latter of which has gained strong word of mouth. Aquaman he's got Lot's of luggage attached to it at the moment, not unlike its predecessor – which ultimately doesn't matter, since it became one of The biggest movies of 2018 at the last second. Apart from these, the leaves Zack Snyder Moon in theaters on December 15 for a brief spell a full week before hitting the platform.

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