With the success of your name. (Kimi no Na wa), all eyes were on Makoto Shinkai’s newest movie Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko). The reports are in from its first three opening days and it looks like the movie is off to a great start… financially.
Weathering With You sold 1,159,020 tickets in its first three days for a total of 1,643,809,400 Yen (about $15.22 million). About 75% of those tickets were sold over the weekend which attributed to about $10.98 million of that grand total. This is significant because that is about a 26% earnings increase over your name.’s opening weekend.
While it is doing very well monetarily, how is the movie faring in reviews?
So far, the reviews on MyAnimeList have been mostly positive. Some are citing that while it is a great movie, it’s not as good as your name. Some cite issues with the story and the characters (mainly the antagonists) being the heart of the problem. While those aspects of the movie are not bad, per se, some are stating that those two aspects were preventing this film from being better than your name. Still, they are highly praising the artwork and sound of the film which is to be expected from CoMix Wave.
As of the time of this writing, Weathering With You is averaging an 8.85/10 on MyAnimeList which is still a highly above average rating.
MyAnimeList describes the film as follows:
The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…