The Big Picture

  • Studio Ghibli's The Boy and the Heron, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, had a record-setting debut, earning $12.8 million domestically in its first three days.
  • The film is Miyazaki's first release since 2013 and a comeback for Ghibli. It has already grossed nearly $85 million internationally and is expected to cross the $100 million mark globally soon.
  • The Boy and the Heron has received excellent reviews, with a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A- CinemaScore from opening day audiences.