Expansion for ‘The Wind Rises’

Disney is expanding Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ from 21 to 500 screens at the North American box office following last weekend’s encouraging opening in the speciality market when it grossed a $14,571 per screen average.  The animated drama is a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japanese WW2 fighter planes without fully understanding the implications, and last weekend’s performance was broadly in line with Miyazaki’s recent track record notwithstanding a change of direction away from his trademark children movies.  It also has the additional boost of being in contention for best animated feature at Sunday night’s Oscars.


February 28th, 2014 - admin

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