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 Shin–chan: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy placed 10th.
The Kaguya–sama: 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