The Boy and The Heron Opens at #1 in US Box Office

    Now in theaters.

    After just a few days in theaters, The Boy and The Heron has already opened at #1 in the United States theatrical box office. The movie is available to watch in both regular and IMAX theaters.

    The Boy and the Heron is Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in roughly 10 years, and the iconic composer Joe Hisaishi returned to score the film’s soundtrack for his long-time friend. This is one of Miyazaki’s highest-grossing films ever in Japan with nearly 8 billion yen. This holiday season, fans in the West will finally be able to watch the film for the first time. In October, Ghibli revealed the English cast for the film, with a trailer showcasing the cast releasing in November. The cast is filled with several big name actors, which likely contributed to its success.

    The Boy and The Heron Reaches $12.8M in One Weekend at Box Office

    The Boy and the Heron Screenshot

    According to IMDB‘s Box Office overview for the weekend of December 8-10, The Boy and The Heron has reached the #1 position at the US box office. It has already gone over 12 million dollars grossed in just three days. It will likely continue to gross higher and higher thanks to its prolific cast, rave reviews, and stunning art style.

    The English cast of The Boy and the Heron includes:

    • Christian Bale (Batman BeginsThe PrestigeFord v Ferrari) as Shoichi Maki
    • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049, Glass Onion) as The Parakeet King
    • Gemma Chan (EternalsCrazy Rich Asians) as Natsuko
    • Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, Spider-Man, Aquaman, John Wick) as Noble Pelican
    • Karen Fukuhara (The BoysSuicide Squad, Bullet Train) as Lady Himi
    • Mark Hamill (The Fall of the House of Usher, Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series) as Granduncle
    • Robert Pattinson (The Batman, The Lighthouse, Twilight) as The Gray Heron
    • Florence Pugh (Oppenheimer, Midsommar, Black Widow) as Kiriko

    Here’s an overview of the upcoming film, courtesy of GKIDS Films:

    A young boy named Mahito
    yearning for his mother
    ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead.
    There, death comes to an end,
    and life finds a new beginning.
    A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

    Lastly, The Boy and The Heron is now airing at most local theaters, including both standard and IMAX screens.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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