Ghibli’s Ocean Waves Listed for BD/DVD Release on April 18
GKids opened the film at the IFC Center in New York on December 28, and it lists 54 theaters that have screened or will screen the film in North America.
The film earned US$12,039 at three theaters in the United States in its first six days and ranked #57 at the box office for its opening weekend. The film has earned US$77,704 in the United States as of February 9, according to Box Office Mojo.
Studio Ghibli‘s 1993 Ocean Waves television special and another Ghibli work, Grave of the Fireflies, were notably missing from Tokuma Shoten and Walt Disney Company’s landmark international distribution deal for every other Ghibli feature in 1996. Central Park Media (CPM) and later ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks released Grave of the Fireflies, but Ocean Waves has never been released on home video in North America.
Optimum Releasing released Ocean Waves on DVD in the United Kingdom in 2010, and Madman Entertainment released it on DVD in Australia later that year.