Monday, August 24, 2009

"Ponyo" at the Box Office

by Marc Saint-Cyr

The latest film from animation legend Hayao Miyazaki has just finished its second weekend in North American theaters. While it dropped from #9 to #12 at the box office (having had to face three new films including the current #1, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds), it still raked in a considerable $2,429,000 between the 21st and 23rd, and is now ranked as the 7th highest earning anime film in North America. "Ponyo" has been given the largest North American release bestowed upon a Miyazaki film to date, and judging from the favorable figures and glowing reviews, it sounds like it's paying off. As many of us at the Pow-Wow are willing to testify, Miyazaki films are true treasures to behold, and it's strongly recommended that you take the opportunity to see one of his works on the big screen if you haven't already.

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