Japanese animated film breaking records

The latest animated feature from Hayao Miyazaki grossed $15.8 million in its opening weekend in Japan, breaking the Japanese record for an animated film set by Miyazaki‘s Princess Mononoke in 1997, according to Screen Daily, the online edition of the British trade publication, Screen International. Japanese distributor Toho said that the new film, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away), is likely to pass Mononoke‘s $157 million box office gross and even challenge the all-time record of $210.6 million set by Titanic.