Ponyo, Now Fifth Top-Grossing Anime in U.S.

By taking in over $11.2 million in ticket sales, Disney’s release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo has become the fifth top-grossing anime theatrical release in the U.S. Although the feature dropped to No. 13 this past weekend (ending August 31), it managed to bring in over $2 million in its third week of release in 880 theaters. Ponyo has now moved ahead of Spirited Away, which is now at No 6 with $10,055,859, according to Anime News Network. In addition to the U.S. sales, Ponyo has already made $183,955,155 worldwide.

1. Pokemon: The First Movie (1999) $85,744,662

2. Pokemon: The Movie (2000) $43,758,684

3. Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) $17,052,128

4. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (2004) $19,765,868

5. Ponyo * (2009) $11,202,338

* Still in Release

Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli’s other top performers are:

Howl’s Moving Castle (2005) $2,515 068

Spirited Away (2002) $1,855,297

Princess Mononoke (1999) $963,310