Belle Surpasses The Boy and the Beast’s Earnings

Mamoru Hosoda’s 2021 movie Belle has made over 5.95 billion yen (~US$54,461,242.50), surpassing his 2015 film The Boy and the Beast, which made 5.85 billion yen (~US$53,546,173.20). 

Belle was also the third best-performing movie in Japan over the weekend, while My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission took the top spot. The 3DCG Prince of Tennis movie placed ninth, while Crayon ShinchanShrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy placed 10th.

The Kaguyasama: Love Is War Final and Tokyo Revengers live-action films placed fifth and seventh respectively.

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: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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