The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that it will host the North American premiere of Makoto Shinkai’s new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) as part of its Special Presentations category. The film is eligible to win the Audience Award.
Weathering With You opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19, 2019. 1,159,020 tickets were sold to earn 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days. The film sold 830,000 tickets and earned 1.185 billion yen (about US$10.98 million) from Saturday to Sunday.
The 44th TIFF will be held at theaters in Toronto, Ontario from September 5-15, 2019.