When Marnie Was There Earns US$27,388 in Its First Weekend in the United States

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…

Source: ANN

Updated Theater List for When Marnie Was There

GKids has released an updated theater list for the North American release of When Marnie Was There.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Los Angeles, CA – Landmark Nuart

The following theaters will screen the film on May 29:

  • Chicago, IL – Landmark Century Centre
  • Toronto, ON – TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC – Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
  • Claremont, CA – Laemmle Claremont
  • North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo
  • Irvine, CA – University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5:

  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Menlo Park, CA – Landmark Guild Theatre
  • San Jose, CA – Camera 3 Cinemas
  • San Diego, CA – Reading Gaslamp Stadium
  • La Jolla, CA – Landmark La Jolla Village Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Lagoon Cinema
  • Grand Rapids, MI – Celebration Cinemas Woodland
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Chez Artiste
  • Cleveland, OH – Cedar Lee Theatre
  • Akron, OH – Nightlight Cinema
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Houston, TX – Landmark River Oaks Theatre
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA – The Nick
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC – Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC – Maison du Cinema (in French)
  • Santa Barbara, CA – Plaza de Oro (6/10)

The following theaters will screen the film on June 12:

  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • Cincinnati, OH – Mariemont Theatre
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Nashville, TN – The Belcourt
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Raleigh, NC – The Raleigh Grande
  • Greensboro, NC – Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema
  • Santa Rosa, CA – Summerfield Cinemas
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema
  • Vancouver, WA – Kiggins Theater
  • Victoria, BC – The Vic Theatre
  • Detroit, MI – Michigan Theater (6/14)

The following theaters will show the film on June 19:

  • St Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone Art
  • Hartford, CT – Real Art Ways (6/19-21, 6/26-28, 7/2-4)
  • Lambertville, NJ – ACME Screening Room (6/21 & 6/28)

The following theaters will screen the film on June 26:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

The following theaters will show the film on July 3:

  • Seattle, WA – SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome

Source: ANN

GKids Releases an Updated Theater List for When Marnie Was There

North American distributor GKids has released an updated list of theaters for its North American release of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There anime film.

GKids added showings in the U.S., including Chicago, Raleigh, and Dallas. The official Facebook page noted that new showings will be added every week as the film’s May 22 release approaches.

Prior to its opening date, When Marnie Was There will screen at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arizona on May 5, 2015 and at the Seattle International Film Festival in Washington on May 16 and 20, 2015. The film will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to other cities.

The following theaters will open the film on May 22, 2015:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Los Angeles, CA – Landmark Nuart

The following theaters will screen the film on May 29, 2015:

  • Chicago, IL – Landmark Century Centre
  • Toronto, ON – TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC – Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
  • Claremont, CA – Laemmle Claremont
  • North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo
  • Irvine, CA – University Town Center

The following theaters will show the film on June 5, 2015:

  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA – The Nick
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC – Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC – Maison du Cinema (in French)

The following theaters will screen the film on June 12, 2015:

  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Raleigh, NC – The Raleigh Grande
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Duluth, MN – Zinema 2
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema
  • Vancouver, WA – Kiggins Theater

The following theaters will show the film on June 19, 2015:

  • St Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone Art

The following theaters will screen the film on June 26, 2015:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

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…

Source: ANN

When Marnie Was There Is Heading to More North American Theaters

GKids has announced the list of confirmed theaters that will be screening Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There in May and June 2015.

The film will open in two theaters on May 22, 2015:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Los Angeles, CA – Landmark Nuart

When Marnie Was There will open in the following theaters on May 29, 2015:

  • Toronto, ON – TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Vancouver, BC – Vancity Theatre
  • Pasadena, CA – Laemmle Playhouse
  • Encino, CA – Laemmle Town Center
  • Irvine, CA – University Town Center

These theaters will screen the film on June 5, 2015:

  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres TBD
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor at Great Hills
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Valley Art
  • Santa Cruz, CA – The Nick
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma du Parc
  • Montréal, QC – Cinéma Beaubien (in French)
  • Québec City, QC – Cinéma Le Clap (in French)
  • Sherbrooke, QC – Maison du Cinema (in French)

When Marnie Was There will open in the following theaters on June 12, 2015:

  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street Cinema
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Santa Fe, NM – Regal DeVargas
  • Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema

The following theaters will screen the film on June 19, 2015:

  • St Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone Art

When Marnie Was There will screen at the following theater on June 21, 2015:

  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art

GKids noted in their announcement that they will announce more theaters every week leading up to the opening on May 22, 2015.

GKids describes the story of When Marnie Was There 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…

Source: ANN

When Marnie Was There Gets a U.S. Release and Dub Cast

GKids has announced that Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There anime film will open in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015. The initial release will be limited to New York and Los Angeles, but GKids will expand the screening in the following weeks. The official Facebook page for the movie stated that it will announce theater information soon.

GKids also announced that the following actors will star in the English dub: Kiernan Shipka, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres, Raini Roodriguez, Hailee Steinfeld, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, and Catherine O’Hara.

GKids describes the story as:

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

When Marnie Was There adapts Joan G. Robinson’s classic English children’s novel of the same name. In his second film, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi has changed the setting from the novel’s Great Britain to a Japanese village on the shores of Hokkaido. Yonebayashi wrote the screenplay with Keiko Niwa and Masashi Ando. Ando also handled the character designs and animation direction. Takatsugu Muramatsu composed the film’s soundtrack.

The film first premiered in North America at The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) in February 2015.

Source: ANN

GKids Expands the Theater Lineup for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

GKids has expanded the theater lineup for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya anime film, and future showings are now listed through December 19, 2014.

The updated schedule includes:

November 14, 2014
North Hollywood, CA – Laemmle NoHo 7
Vineyard Haven, MA – Martha’s Vineyard Film Center
Madison, WI – Sundance Cinemas
Boise, ID – The Flicks
New Haven, CT – Bowtie Criterion Cinemas
Charlottesville, VA – Regal Downtown Mall
Athens, GA – Athens Ciné
Jacksonville, FL – Sun-Ray Cinema
Key West, FL – Key West Film Festival
Houston, TX – Sundance Cinemas
Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Centre Cinemas
Columbia, MO – Ragtag Cinema
Salem, OR – Salem Cinema
Victoria, BC – The Vic Theatre

November 21, 2014
Ithaca, NY – Cinemapolis Theater
Akron, OH – Nightlight Cinema
Iowa City, IA – FilmScene
Eugene, OR – Bijou Art Cinemas
Asheville, NC – Carolina Asheville Theater
Raleigh, NC – The Raleigh Grande
Nashville, TN – The Belcourt (11/26)

November 28, 2014
Hartford, CT – Real Art Ways

December 5, 2014
Chicago, IL – Gene Siskel Film Center
Springfield, MO – Moxie Cinema
Ft. Collins, CO – Lyric Cinema Cafe
Omaha, NE – Film Streams
Amherst, MA – Amherst Cinema

December 12, 2014
Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center

December 19, 2014
Edmonton, AB – Metro Cinema

GKids Licenses Studio Ghibli Documentary

GKids has acquired the rights to release Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, a Studio Ghibli documentary, in the United States and Canada.

The documentary was directed by Mami Sunada, and it follows director Hayao Miyazaki as he worked on The Wind Rises anime film, director Isao Takahata as he worked on The Tale of Princess Kaguya anime film, and Toshio Suzuki as he worked on both projects. The documentary opened in Japanese theaters in Fall 2013.