GKIDS’ screening of Production I.G’s Miss Hokusai anime film grossed US$71,299 over the weekend, with a per-screen average of US$849. The film previously earned US$25,042 in its initial screening at the Angelika Film Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles during the October 14-16, 2016 weekend, which brings the film’s total U.S. box office gross to US$105,459. The film expanded to more than 80 theaters over the weekend.
Annecy-winning director Keiichi Hara directed the film based on Hinako Sugiura’s acclaimed historical manga Sarusuberi. The film originally premiered in Japan in May 2015.
Miss Hokusai previously won: the Jury Award in the Official Feature Film Competition at the 39th Annecy International Film Festival in June 2015; the Sequences Award for best Asian feature film, the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film, and the Gold Audience Award for best animated feature film at the 19th annual Fantasia International Film Festival in August 2015; the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 48th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in October 2015; Best Animated Feature Award at the Asian Pacific Screen Awards in November 2015; and Best Animation Film Award at the Mainichi Film Awards in January 2016.