Originally Posted by Superchan
I am afraid that you're the one whose heard wrong, MOS made 3.5 mill in Japan and for reference IM3 did 4.3 mill opening so all in all a solid number for such a late release date.
Here is the report from boxoffice.com:
3.5 isnt bad , when you consider that The Wind Rises is Miyazakis last film.
He is a legend over there .
And a legend to cinema in general of course.
But on his home turf, he is unbeatable.