'The Boy and the Heron' overtook Pikachu and 'Pokemon' and broke another box office record in the United States for anime films.

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'The Boy and the Heron' overtook Pikachu and 'Pokemon' and broke another box office record in the United States for anime films.

Hayao Miyazaki’s new film is hitting world theaters, and in the United States it’s already a historic success

While the Oscar race continues, Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ continues its run in theaters and indeed continues to make a splash in the United States. ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is already a landmark success for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Because it has won the hearts of the public, critics, it is garnering widespread celebration, and on top of that it has a great collection both inside and outside of Japan.

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So far, it has had the best opening for a Miyazaki film in the United States and in its opening weekend it managed to reach number 1 at the box office, a milestone for a foreign animated film.

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Ghibli films continue to gain ground and make money, and It has already raised more than $44.24 million in the United States alone, And with this figure it has joined the top 3 highest-grossing anime films in the American country.

In this way it has overtaken ‘Pokemon 2: The Power of One’, which is in third place by collecting $ 43.8 million so far. The rest of the podium was completed by ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba: Infinite Train’ with $49.7 million and ‘Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo vs. Mew’ Topped with $85.7 million.

Perhaps recasting Ash Ketchum and Pikachu is going to be complicated since the first ‘Pokémon’ movie is an institution, but’ The Boy and the Heron is getting closer to the ‘Kimetsu no Yaiba’ film And we shouldn’t be surprised if it surpasses it soon… especially if it ends up winning this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Film.

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