The Japanese anime film “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” took home 680,134,700 yen (around US$5.46 million) during its first three days in its home soil, selling a total of 516,146 tickets in its 268 screenings.
As reported on Anime News Network, the debut became the highest grossing Naruto film toppling its forerunner, “The Last: Naruto the Movie” which cumulatively earned a total of $16 million in 2014. The “Naruto” anime movie franchise is based on the manga series by Masashi Kishimoto.
“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” focuses on Naruto’s son Boruto who isn’t the first teen to clash with a parent. Instead of asking the perspective of experience, wisdom and knowledge from his Hokage father, Boruto unintentionally aligns himself with his father’s friend Sasuke. The anime movie also focuses on the children of the other main characters.
According to Kotaku, Naruto and his son could not immediately sort out their differences and with the elder Hokage becoming oblivious to the cost of his dream. The “all too human story” between father and son is interfered by an unstoppable force which can only be impeded by Naruto and a final showdown for the movie climatic action scene.
In related news, American movie studio giant Lionsgate is spearheading a live action movie of “Naruto” movie. Tracking Board reports that Michael Gracey (The Greatest Showman on Earth, Roald Dahl’s The Witches) will be the director. Gracey during the early 2000 was known for his skill in as a digital composer and in the field of visual effects. This will be the first live adaptation of the “Naruto” anime series and it will be under the wing of producer Avi Arad, a self-confessed “Naruto” fan. Everything is still hush-hush on this project but expectations are high since Arad has a long history of successful Marvel adaptations under his belt which includes all the Spider-Man movies and Iron Man.
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