ponyo2Hayao Miyazaki’s latest feature Ponyo opened at number nine spot on the US box office chart with an estimated $3,506,000 during its opening weekend from 927 theaters. After its first weekend, Ponyo has already become the 8th highest grossing theatrical anime released in the United States, reports AnimeNewsNetwork. Ponyo, which follows the story of an ordinary boy and his friendship with a goldfish who wishes to be human, has been getting glowing reviews from the critics and has been rated 93% fresh at the RottenTomatoes Tomatometer with a critical consensus which says, “While not Miyazaki’s best film, Ponyo is a visually stunning fairy tale that’s a sweetly poetic treat for children of all ages.”