What You Need to Know:
- The movie "The Boy and the Beast" (Bakemono no Ko), by Japanese movie director Mamoru Hosoda (famous for films such as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars), was released in Japanese theatres on July 11th.
- Over its first 10 days, Bakemono no Ko has passed roughly $18 million (￥1.8 billion) in gross sales. This puts it at 2nd place in the Japanese movie listings.
- For some comparison, the recent Pokemon The Movie XY installment is sitting at 3rd place in the listing.
Reactions Around the Web
"So Pikachu lost to a 2-week-old beast..."
"It might hit 50 million pretty soon."
"That's what you get when you aim for such a wide audience."
I can't wait to see if this movie makes it to number one!
I can't wait to see it when it's released worldwide next year!
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