Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle made her debut this weekend in the US Box Office, and it is already set to top 2 Million Dollars in its debut weekend, according to Variety.
On Saturday, it surpassed 1.2 Million Dollars, making it Mamoru Hosoda’s highest-grossing film in the U.S. That was previously 2018’s Mirai with $812K.
According to Box Office Mojo and Deadline, Belle grossed $727,005 Friday and $486,421 Sat., the latter beating expectations, GKIDS said, anticipating $432,374 and $394,992, respectively, for Sun. and Mon., which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a national holiday for a three-day estimate of $1,645,800 and a four-day anticipated of $2,040,792. Is currently six at the North American box office.
GKIDS director of distribution Chance Huskey said Belle also stands as the top-grossing original anime film — meaning not affiliated with a TV franchise as most are — since 2020’s Weathering With You made $8M.
SOURCE: Deadline, Box Office Mojo
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