The Mamoru Hosoda-directed movie Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, or The Dragon and the Freckled Princess) has released a new video to celebrate its current number one spot in Japan during this summer season.
Kogyo Tsushinsha reported on August 2 that the film had earned 365 million yen (~US$3,327,924) over the weekend. Kogyo Tsushinsha’s rankings for the weekend listed Belle in first place, ahead of movies like Crayon Shin-chan: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkasu Academy, the live-action Tokyo Revengers movie, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, and Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon.
Kogyo Tsushinsha also reported that Belle had maintained the top spot for three consecutive weeks.
Belle opened in Japan on July 16 and amassed more than 890 million yen (~US$8.09 million) within its first three days. It premiered in France’s Cannes Film Festival as part of the Cannes Premiere section on July 15, the first time that a Hosoda-directed film was part of the Official Selection list at the festival.
Source: Toho Movie YouTube channel