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Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘THE BOY AND THE HERON’ Soars to #1 at US Box Office, Rakes in $12.8M Opening Weekend

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Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s highly anticipated film, “The Boy and the Heron,” has finally made its debut in the United States, generating immense excitement among fans. While the release took longer compared to other regions, the film is proving to be well worth the wait, exceeding expectations and making a significant impact at the box office.

“The Boy and the Heron” achieved a remarkable milestone by grossing $12.8 million in its first weekend in the United States. This success is coupled with a string of awards and recognitions, solidifying the film’s status as a cinematic masterpiece. The animated feature has captivated audiences with its enchanting storyline and magical world, showcasing Hayao Miyazaki’s unparalleled storytelling prowess.

Notably, the film’s success adds to the triumph of Japanese cinema at the US box office in December. “Godzilla Minus One” made history by becoming the most-watched movie in its opening week, marking a significant achievement for a non-English speaking film. This victory continued with “The Boy and the Heron,” which not only maintained the momentum but also claimed the top spot at the American box office, succeeding the popular Kaiju.

Hayao Miyazaki, at the age of 82, continues to showcase his creative brilliance and artistic grandeur. “The Boy and the Heron” exemplifies Miyazaki’s ability to transport audiences to a magical world where the impossible becomes possible. The film’s thematic depth, coupled with its visually stunning animation, has left a lasting impression on viewers, reinforcing Miyazaki’s legacy as one of the greatest storytellers in the world of animation.

The success of “The Boy and the Heron” at the box office and its lasting appeal are testaments to Hayao Miyazaki’s timeless magic and Studio Ghibli’s enduring appeal. The movie’s box office triumph in the US adds a new chapter to Miyazaki’s remarkable career and highlights Japanese animation’s worldwide influence.


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