The Boy and the Heron Shatters US Box Office Records for original anime

Anime original title The Boy And The Heron by Studio Ghibli makes history at the US box office on its opening weekend.

It is the first foreign original animation to secure the #1 spot on the US Box Office 3-day opening weekend.

The film achieved this milestone by grossing a strong $12.8 million dollars across 2,205 theaters.

Sets the record for the biggest 3-day weekend ever for original anime going past Ghibli's own The Secret World of Arrietty's $6.4M.