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Despite 10 Billion Yen Box Office Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" May Not Have Turned Profit

Distributor Toho recently reported that Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises topped 10 billion yen ($101 million) by the week of September 11th, attracting about 8.1 million moviegoers in the 54 days after it opened on July 20, and holding top spot for eight consecutive weeks. Revenue from that weekend rose 34.5 percent over the previous weekend after the 72-year-old famed director announced his retirement on the 6th.

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