The Boy and the Heron Ranks 1st at Box Office on Debut Weekend

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated film, “The Boy and The Heron”, was ranked 1st at the Box Office on its debut last week. Quoted from Box Office Mojo, since its release on Friday (8/12), this family drama fantasy adventure genre film has grossed sales of US$ 12.84 million in cinemas in the United States and Canada and more than US$ 97 million in world cinemas.

The arrival of “The Boy and the Heron” over the weekend finally beat “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” and “Godzilla Minus One”.

Set during the Second World War, The Boy and the Heron tells the story of a 12 year old boy named Mahito. Mahito, who misses his mother, travels to a world inhabited by the living and the dead. There, death will end, while life finds a new beginning.

Hayao Miyazaki’s semi-autobiographical fantasy film was distributed by 2,205 cinemas worldwide. The presence of “The Boy and the Heron” fills the longing of film lovers from Studio Ghibli, who were spoiled by the stories of “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and the Oscar winner “Spirited Away”.

Hayao Miyazaki, who will be 82 years old in 2023, has announced “The Boy and the Heron” as the conclusion of his long career. However, after about seven times declaring retirement, Miyazaki returned with a film that brought joy to film lovers.

If you want to go on an adventure with Mahito, this PG-13 rated film can also be watched in Indonesian cinemas, debuting on December 13 2023.

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