Spirited Away was the first ever animated film to win an Academy award. Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003.
“Spirited Away” remains to this day the only non-English language title to earn the Best Animated Feature trophy.
It is also the highest-grossing film in Japanese history. The anime grossed over $275 million in Japan during its initial release, out-grossing such box office behemoths as James Cameron’s Titanic.
Studio Ghibli films have remained popular in China.
It's currently the second Studio Ghibli film to make its way in China, the first being My Neighbor Totoro which was digitally remastered and shown in Chinese mainland cinemas last December.
Anime has long been popular with Chinese audiences and $83 million of Your Name’s total gross came from the Chinese mainland.
The Totoro release was a huge box office success with more than $26 million, and Spirited Away is widely expected to perform even better given its enduring popularity.