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Umi ga kikoeru (2016)

Umi ga kikoeru
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,579Details
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Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 28th, 2016 (Limited) by GKIDS, released as Ocean Waves
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material.
(Rating bulletin 2452 (Cert #50801), 11/23/2016)
Running Time: 72 minutes
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Keywords: TV Premiere, Tokyo, Japan, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Anime, Romance, High School Reunions, Children Dealing with Divorce
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli
Production Countries: Japan

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10,273 $5,473 Dec 30, 2016 5


   Taku Morisaki
   Rikako Muto
Yuri Amano    Akiko Shimizu
Kae Araki    Yumi Kohama
Jun’ichi Kanemaru    Okada
Kinryu Arimoto    Rikako’s Father
Ai Sato    Taku’s Mother
Hikaru Midorikawa    Tadashi Yamao
Takeshi Watabe    Principal

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Kaori Nakamura
Project Concept by    Toshio Suzuki
Project Concept by    Seiji Okuda
Original Story by    Saeko Himuro
Producer    Nozomu Takahashi
Executive Producer    Ogata Hideo
Editor    Takeshi Seyama
Composer    Shigeru Nagata
Animation    Katsuya Kondo
Animation    Yoshifumi Kondou

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

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Limited and VOD Releases: Which Releases will Make some Noise?

December 30th, 2016


The last weekend of the year is also the last chance for Oscar contenders to qualify for the Oscars. Two of the three films on this week’s list are absolutely Oscar-bait. Paterson has a better shot at Awards Season glory than The Founder does, but The Founder has a wide expansion planned for January, so it will likely do better at the box office. Meanwhile, the third film, Ocean Waves, is earning the best reviews and is a must see for fans of Studio Ghibli. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/30 54 $5,473   1 $5,473   $9,620 5

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/28 - $1,845   1 $1,845   $1,845 1
2016/12/29 - $2,302 +25% 1 $2,302   $4,147 2
2016/12/30 - $1,927 -16% 1 $1,927   $6,074 3
2016/12/31 - $1,504 -22% 1 $1,504   $7,578 4
2017/01/01 - $2,042 +36% 1 $2,042   $9,620 5
2017/01/02 - $2,419 +18% 1 $2,419   $12,039 6

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/23 65 $4,147   1 $4,147   $4,147 2
2016/12/30 53 $10,426 +151% 1 $10,426   $14,573 9
2017/01/06 47 $12,006 +15% 9 $1,334   $26,579 16

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