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The Secret World of Arriety Sets New Boxoffice Record For Studio Ghibli's Films Shown in North America

by dtshyk
Mar 3, 2012 1:03 AM | 58 Comments
According to Cinema Today, the two-week boxoffice income of Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Secret World of Arriety) in North America reached $15.2 million on March 3rd. It surpassed Ponyo's record of $15 million in 2009 and established the new boxoffice record for Studio Ghibli's films shown in North America.

Ghibli's other film Kokurikozaka Kara has won the 35th Japan Academy Prize Award for Best Animation Film. K-On! Movie was selected as one of the Excellent Animation Films along with Detective Conan Movie 15: Quarter of Silence.

Sources: Cinema Today, Anime!Anime!

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Hopefully, they just get more popular.

Mar 5, 2012 3:49 PM by jagleny

I'm kinda interested in it now.

Mar 5, 2012 3:08 PM by AlexSadist-sama

That's crazy!!
It wasn't even that good!xD
Just goes to show if it's Ghibli, it's worth watching~!

Mar 5, 2012 2:54 PM by Fishcaek-Chan

Ghibli movies are my favourites so I must watch this! Glad they are doing well.

Mar 5, 2012 11:15 AM by Minene-sama

Plot sounds interesting. My anime backlog can't be this big.

Mar 4, 2012 5:44 PM by Smigoo

Congrats to The Secret World of Arriety !

Mar 4, 2012 10:53 AM by Rasco

I saw this the first day it came out, and I'm glad it did so well. ^^ 'Twas a good movie. Hopefully this creates enough influence to bring more anime to theaters over here.

Mar 4, 2012 9:37 AM by AkkaAkka

Kudos, Disney. I can't say this means much for Ghibli itself (because it really doesn't), but it's always good to see successful distribution.

Mar 4, 2012 9:22 AM by MostCuriousThing

Really cool. Hopefully this inspires a trend of bringing more Japanese Animation films to the U.S.

Mar 4, 2012 6:56 AM by MyNameSucks

BANZAI! ;DDD

Mar 4, 2012 12:11 AM by Lulexiaa

i am gonna make sometime to go to the movies again cause the only movie I saw in theaters this year so far is Act of Valor. It takes a lot to make me go to the movies to see a movie.

Mar 3, 2012 11:16 PM by Setsuna200

It wasn't too good, I cleansed my taste pallets with Castle in the Sky afterwards.

Mar 3, 2012 11:04 PM by Blacklordlucil

DraconisMarch said:
hOMESTUCK said:
You asked for proof and I provided it. Your defensiveness is premature and suggests latent embarrassment for your "news". I didn't even have to say anything for you to admit that it was a stupid piece of journalism (which it is). Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't force them to be goony.
Everyone is attacking Fox News collectively for what one person said. I shouldn't need to explain how stupid that is.

A far more sensible thing to say is "Fox News anchor [insert name here] said _____." One anchor =/= the entire news station.


That would be true if Fox News sadly weren't consistently more of the same. Whatever reputation they have, they have earned. For the most part they revel in it. I have watched Fox News on numerous occasions, and unfortunately their reports do in fact mainly consist of angry rhetoric and mudslinging over fact.

Granted, and unfortunately, such mudslinging is true of all aspects of the American media on both sides of the political spectrum these days. It's why I no longer watch political news shows of any kind. But Fox News is notorious for putting attack above education. It's just a fact. It's not even about the opinions they present, which are valid in this country of free speech, but how they present them. They're just angry people, and news should not be clouded by that much emotion if it is expected to be taken as fact.

As I said, I'm sure they enjoy the attention and they have their right to speak their minds how they want. But the average person cannot be expected to take it seriously. If I wished to dwell on this matter any longer, I could find numerous clips to support this post, as could anyone with a Youtube url in this day and age. But quite honestly, I don't have the stomach to talk about politics of any nature any longer, and I've derailed this thread quite enough.

Mar 3, 2012 10:59 PM by StreetFighter

hOMESTUCK said:
You asked for proof and I provided it. Your defensiveness is premature and suggests latent embarrassment for your "news". I didn't even have to say anything for you to admit that it was a stupid piece of journalism (which it is). Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't force them to be goony.
Everyone is attacking Fox News collectively for what one person said. I shouldn't need to explain how stupid that is.

A far more sensible thing to say is "Fox News anchor [insert name here] said _____." One anchor =/= the entire news station.

Mar 3, 2012 10:43 PM by DraconisMarch

DraconisMarch said:
hOMESTUCK said:
Don't judge the entirety of Fox News by the rantings of one paranoid tard and his guests.


You asked for proof and I provided it. Your defensiveness is premature and suggests latent embarrassment for your "news". I didn't even have to say anything for you to admit that it was a stupid piece of journalism (which it is). Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't force them to be goony.

Mar 3, 2012 10:24 PM by StreetFighter

It was a really good movie, I'm glad I went and saw it.

Mar 3, 2012 10:13 PM by Eirikz

Well I can't say I haven't expected this, they were advertising this even in my daily newspaper.

Mar 3, 2012 10:11 PM by Tachii

hOMESTUCK said:
Don't judge the entirety of Fox News by the rantings of one paranoid tard and his guests.

Mar 3, 2012 10:09 PM by DraconisMarch

I wasn't blown away by Karigurashi no Arrietty by any means, but it's really nice to see a Ghibli film do well in America. I haven't seen a Ghibli movie in theaters since Howl's Moving Castle though.

Also, before this aired in American theaters, I heard that if it didn't do well, that Studio Ghibli was thinking of shutting down. What was the validity behind that. Hopefully it won't matter anymore, because it seems Karigurashi no Arriety is doing quite well in theaters.

Mar 3, 2012 8:42 PM by JoroJ

Ponyo was crap. By no means was it even comparable to Karigurashi no Arrietty, so I'm not too surprised.

Mar 3, 2012 8:14 PM by Cau-ca-sian

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