Box Office Mojo is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There film earned US$27,388 in its opening weekend in the United States from May 22-24, 2015. The film opened in the IFC Center in New York and the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles on May 22, 2015, but screenings will expand to more cities in the coming weeks.
Distributor GKids also released an updated list of theaters for the film’s North American release. GKids added new showings in Baltimore, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Lowell, and Ontario, Canada. The full list of theaters can be found here.
GKids describes the film’s story as:
Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…