Studio Ghibli's Latest Film "Marnie" Earns Less Than Half of "Arrietty" in 1st Weekend

ghibli-collector:

Studio Ghibli’s latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by 41-year-old Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) with 285,200 ticket sales in its first weekend. It took third place in the weekend box office following Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in 1st and Maleficent in 2nd. The result was only 42% of his first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty, which made about 900,000,000 yen with 680,000 tickets in its opening weekend on July 17-18, 2010, in 447 screens.

For the past couple of weeks, it has been strongly rumored that Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli’s producer and co-founder, is now seriously considering the closure of the anime production division of the internationally acclaimed studio, after the retirement of his long-time colleague Hayao Miyazaki. In the latest episode of his “Ghibli Asemamire” podcast posted on June 27 before the release of the film, he actually said that the future of Ghibli depended on the results (both box office and critics) of When Marnie Was There.

prokopetz:

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.

bag-of-dirt:

Roma (Gypsy) men stand at attention during roll call at Dachau concentration camp. Dachau was Germany’s first concentration camp, opening in March 1933 just shortly after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor. In the twelve years of its existence over 206,200 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned at Dachau and in numerous sub-camps. Approximately 31,000 were killed in the main camp. Initially opened to house political prisoners, Dachau soon began receiving large numbers of Jews, Gypsies, POWs, homosexuals, clergy, forced laborers from annexed or occupied territories and other “enemies of the Reich” when the SS, using prisoner labor, initiated construction of a larger complex capable of holding 6,000 prisoners, was completed in 1938. After 1942, the number of prisoners regularly held at the camp continued to exceed 12,000. Estimates of the death toll of Romani (Gypsy) people who died in during the war range from 220,000 to 1,500,000. Dachau concentration camp, near Dachau, Bavaria, Germany. July 1938. Image taken by Friedrich Franz Bauer. 

bag-of-dirt:

Roma (Gypsy) men stand at attention during roll call at Dachau concentration camp. Dachau was Germany’s first concentration camp, opening in March 1933 just shortly after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor. In the twelve years of its existence over 206,200 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned at Dachau and in numerous sub-camps. Approximately 31,000 were killed in the main camp. Initially opened to house political prisoners, Dachau soon began receiving large numbers of Jews, Gypsies, POWs, homosexuals, clergy, forced laborers from annexed or occupied territories and other “enemies of the Reich” when the SS, using prisoner labor, initiated construction of a larger complex capable of holding 6,000 prisoners, was completed in 1938. After 1942, the number of prisoners regularly held at the camp continued to exceed 12,000. Estimates of the death toll of Romani (Gypsy) people who died in during the war range from 220,000 to 1,500,000. Dachau concentration camp, near Dachau, Bavaria, Germany. July 1938. Image taken by Friedrich Franz Bauer. 

dichotomized:

Woman with severe osteomalacia - Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism.

dichotomized:

Woman with severe osteomalacia - Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization secondary to inadequate amounts of available phosphorus and calcium, or because of overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism.

I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.

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