Originally published at: GKIDS ANNOUNCES STUDIO GHIBLI’S “HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE” CROSSES $3 MILLION IN NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE IN JUST 5 DAYS FOR THE 2023 EDITION OF STUDIO GHIBLI FEST - People of Con
NEW YORK (September 28, 2023) – GKIDS announced today that HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, the beloved film from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, has earned over $3.2 million in North American box office in partnership with Fathom Events during STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023. The annual event re-released the film in over 1,000 North American theatres from September 23-27 and scored the number three box office position on September 27 and was first in per screen average. Presented by GKIDS and Fathom Events, the 2023 edition of the annual STUDIO GHIBLI FEST brings Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s full feature film catalog back to North American cinemas, and concludes with a bring-back of the Academy Award®-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY, which screens October 28-November 1 in theaters across North America.
To date, STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023 has generated over $13 million in box office across ten titles, and has garnered over $40 million since the annual event’s debut in 2017. This year’s screenings are available across 1,028 theaters in North America. Tickets for the remaining STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2023 events can be purchased online now by visiting FathomEvents.com, GhibliFest.com or at participating theater box offices.
Continuing the celebration of films from master filmmaker and legend, Hayao Miyazaki, GKIDS will also release his highly anticipated new feature film, THE BOY AND THE HERON, wide across North American theatres on December 8th, 2023. As with previous Studio Ghibli titles, the film will be shown in its original Japanese with English subtitles, as well as a new English language version. THE BOY AND THE HERON made its international premiere to critical acclaim as the Opening Night Gala Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, and held its European premiere as the Opening Night Feature of San Sebastian Film Festival. The film will make its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival this weekend, and will hold its UK premiere at BFI London.
STUDIO GHIBLI FEST’S SPIRITED AWAY SCHEDULE:
All event listings are in local time
• Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
• Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM (English Dubbed) and 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
• Monday, October 30 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)
• Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM (Japanese with Subtitles)
• Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM (English Dubbed)