Weathering With You Overcomes Your Name’s U.S. Box Office Records

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The wait is finally over!

Weathering With You has already hit the ground floor running in North America following its release to theaters across the hemisphere and fans are taking notice.

GKIDS brought Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You in English to Canadian and American Cineplex theatres. The movie was released on January 17, 2020, across Canada. Prior to this, Fathom Events hosted fan preview screenings from January 15-16.

Box Office Mojo has released a report that states that Weathering With You has already surpassed $5 Million USD since opening to numerous screens across North America, overtaking Your Name in domestic receipts while simultaneously becoming the highest grossing theatrical release for GKIDS to date.

The Japanese romantic fantasy film had an overwhelming box office performance in over 50 countries and has been very well received. Since its first release on July 19, 2019, Weathering with you has already garnered over 170 million dollars in gross sales worldwide.
It is Japan’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards and had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

About Weathering With You

During the summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his home on the remote island and goes to Tokyo. While there, he discovers how hard it is to live there personally and financially. Hodaka finally finds work writing for a mysterious occult magazine and meets Hina, a bright and strong-willed girl. But there is something different about her. She has powers. Hina has the ability to stop the rain that seems to happen every day and clear the sky.

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