Tissue sales probably spiked up a bit too.
Makoto Shinkai is back with another romantic fantasy anime film and it looks like it’ll be another hit. Weathering With You managed to sell more than 1 million tickets just within the first three days of its opening weekend in Japan.
According to Anime News Network, Weathering With You had a more successful opening weekend compared to Makoto’s previous film Your Name. Weathering With You earned at least ¥350,000,000 (approximately US$3 million) more.
In Japanese, the film is literally titled as Child of Weather which is referring to one of the film’s main characters, a girl who seems to be able to control the weather. The story revolves around a teenage boy who runs away from home and befriends the weather-manipulating girl in Tokyo.
Weathering With You was released in Japan on 19 July 2019 and will be released in Malaysian and Singaporean cinemas on 5 September 2019 and 12 September 2019 respectively.