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 originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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