Soon, this magical film will make its grand return to cinemas across America.
Recently, online ticket seller Fandango, along with the Fathom Events website, began listing a second theatrical run for Mary and the Witch’s Flower. According to Fandango, the film will be shown on February 24 and 26. The February 24 show will be dubbed, while the February 26 screening will show the subtitled version.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower opened on July 8, 2017. The film took #2 in the domestic charts in its début weekend, with 324,000 tickets sold and 428 million yen in revenues ($3,788,985.38 USD). To date, the film has taken in 3 billion yen ($26,558,308.77 USD) in total revenues
In February 2017, news broke that Altitude Film Sales acquired the global rights to the feature. Altitude will distribute the movie in the United Kingdom, while Madman releases it in Australia and New Zealand. GKids picked up the North American rights to the film.
Mary and the Witch’s Flower is based on Mary Stewart’s book The Little Broomstick. The feature was helmed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There) at Studio Ponoc. Yonebayashi co-wrote the script with Riko Sakaguchi (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), while Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) scored the soundtrack. Studio Ponoc founder Yoshiaki Nishimura is listed as the film’s producer.
This is the first feature film by Studio Ponoc. The company, which includs several former Studio Ghibli members, previously produced animated commercials for West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in 2015.
Sources: Twitter (WTK)