Oscar win boosts “Okuribito” attendance
Distributor Shochiku announced on Wednesday that Yojiro Takita’s “Okuribito” earned close to 100 million yen in the two-day period after it won Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
“Okuribito” was named as the Academy Award winner on the 22nd (the 23rd in Japan). On February 23-24, the film made more than 95 million yen in box office revenue. It earned about 34 million yen on the 23rd and about 61 million yen on the 24th. Approximately 84,000 people watched the film in the two-day span.