Weathering With You Box Office
Photo Credit: CoMix Wave Films Story Inc

Cinema Today, the Japanese film news site uncovered the best 10 most elevated gaining domestic films for 2019 in Japan on Tuesday, where we can see 6 anime films and 2 live-action films that are based on a manga.

You can check the list of the top 10 highest-grossing domestic films in 2019 in Japan:

  1. Weathering With You – with 14.02 billion yen, about US$129 million, amount as of December 8 earnings.

2. Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire – with 9.37 billion yen, about US$86.2 million earnings.

3. Kingdom – with 5.73 billion yen, about US$52.7 million earnings.

4. One Piece Stampede – with 5.53 billion yen, about US$50.9 million earnings.

5. Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration -with 5.01 billion yen, about US$46.1 million earnings.

6. Masquerade Hotel – 4.64 billion yen, about US$42.7 million earnings.

7. Dragon Ball Super: Broly – with 4 billion yen, about US$36.8 million earnings.

8. Tonde Saitama – with 3.76 billion yen, about US$34.6 million earnings.

9. Kioku ni Gozaimasen! with 3.6 billion yen, about US$33.1 million earnings.

10. Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution with 2.98 billion yen, about US$27.4 million earnings.

Photo Credit: CoMix Wave Films Story Inc

The Weathering With You film opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19. The last Japanese film to acquire more than 10 billion yen was Shinkai’s past film Your Name. three years back.

The film sold 1,159,020 tickets for 1,643,809,400 yen around US$15.22 million in its first three days in quite a while. The film positioned #1 in its opening end of the week.

GKIDS has authorized the film for North America, and will give the film a “grants qualifying” showy run for the current year before a more extensive screening with captions and an English dub starting on January 17.

GKIDS portrays the film:

“The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…”

(c) Makoto Shinkai / “Weathering With You” Production Committee