56-year-old director Sunao Katabuchi reported on his official Twitter yesterday that his anime film adaptation of Fumiyo Kouno’s award-winning manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni/In This Corner of the World had attracted over one million moviegoers in Japan in 66 days since its release on November 12, 2016.
— 片渕須直 この世界の片隅に 上映中 (@katabuchi_sunao) January 16, 2017
According to the latest box office report for the weekend of January 14 and 15, the film earned about 200
million yen (18% up from the previous weekend) in its 10th weekend, which was the highest weekend gross
in the film’s domestic run. It ranked 8th in the weekend ranking (two positions up), and has stayed in the top
10 for 10 straight weeks. Now its total gross has increased to 1.34 billion yen.
As reported, Japan’s oldest film magazine Kinema Junpo named the film as the best Japanese film of 2016
and Katabuchi as the best director last Monday. Then NHK also aired a special program dedicated to the film
in its Close-up Gendai social affairs TV show on January 12. The film has kept receiving more and more critical
acclaims and favourable media coverage in Japan.
Weekend box office in Japan (January 14-15)
1 (new). “Honnouji Hotel”
2 (3). “Kimi no Na wa./Your Name.”
3 (2). “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”
4 (new). “Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai’s Message from the Future”
5 (1). “Yo-Kai Watch The Movie: The Great Adventure of the Flying Whale and the Double World”
6 (4). “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
7 (5). “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
8 (10). “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni”
9 (8). “Boku wa Asu, Kinou no Kimi to Date Suru”
10 (6). “Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko”
“Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni” trailer