Diversity Matters


GaragePlay was established upon a vision of building the biggest movie database in Taiwan. Founded in 2013, GaragePlay aims to unearth all compelling movies around the world. Accompanying this enthusiasm are our diverse distribution channels, which allow GaragePlay to showcase our extensive collection. In 2023, GaragePlay has become the highest grossing theatrical distributor in Q1, beating all major studios in Taiwan, accounting for 25% of box o¬ice revenue with a record breaking number $20.3 million USD. Among the biggest hits for GaragePlay in Q1 were Japanese animation “Suzume”, “John Wick: Chapter 4”and “Someday or One Day”, thoroughly demonstrating GaragePlay’s strong distribution power.

We are experts of turning movies that have limited target audiences into trend-leading blockbusters. Train to Busan, which profited 12.5 million USD at Taiwanese box office and Peninsula, a sequel to Train to Busan, has earned 11.8 million USD. The box office winner from India, Dangal which reached 5.5 million USD at Taiwanese box office. Also, the wondrous Japanese hit, the director of Your Name., Shinkai Makoto’s Weathering With You has profited 5.6 million USD and Jujutsu Kaisen: Zero which earned 7.7 million USD at Taiwanese box office, become the fifth and seventh highest-grossing Japanese movie of all-time in Taiwan, are all examples of movies that turned into cultural phenomena in Taiwan after their releases.

Since 2019, GaragePlay has expanded our business to the field of Japanese animation, has released the feature films including “Doraemon the Movie” series and “STAND BY ME Doraemon 2” which made over 1.3 million USD has set the highest box office record of Doraemon movie in Taiwan. Also the 4K remastered version and IMAX version of the legendary anime “AKIRA”. Hosoda Mamoru’s “Belle”, the megahit anime film “Jujutsu Kaisen: Zero” and Shinkai Makoto’s films “Weathering With You” and “Suzume”. Encouraging and enhancing GaragePlay ‘s goal to run an animated feature brand.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the film industry, GaragePlay has achieved the previously unheard-of feat, beat the major studios and reclaimed the No.1 spot on distributors’ box office chart in Taiwan and made over 27 million USD at Taiwanese box office. The latest release from GaragePlay “Someday or One Day” which is also our own production made 4.4 million USD at Taiwanese box office. Shinkai Makoto’s “Suzume” has scored $8 million at Taiwanese box office. “John Wick: Chapter 4” which released in March has set franchise record with 7.2 million USD box office in Taiwan.