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Top Movies in Japan in 2005

posted on 2006-01-02 13:17 EST
Top 20 Box Office Earners

Here is the first part of our Japanese Top box office earners charts, subsequent charts will look at the top 10 Japanese movies of 2005 and the top ten anime of 2005.

Rank    Title Studio Number of Weeks   
in Top 10
Approx. Total
Gross*
Country
1 Howl's Moving Castle Toho 21 ¥22,023,071,976    Japan
2 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox 11 ¥9,620,970,376 USA
3 War of the Worlds UIP 9 ¥6,058,314,443 USA
4 The Incredibles BVI 9 ¥5,858,929,856 USA
5 Be With You (Ima ai ni Yukimasu) Toho 11 ¥5,252,745,822 Japan
6 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory WB 10 ¥5,239,033,400 USA
7 The Terminal UIP 8 ¥4,584,985,948 USA
8 Negotiator (Bayside Shakedown 3) Toho 10 ¥4,329,385,088 Japan
9 The Phantom of the Opera Gaga/Humax 11 ¥4,222,893,510 USA
10 Pocket Monster Advance Generation: Myuu to Hadou no Yuusha     Toho 7 ¥4,180,399,087 Japan
11 NANA Toho 8 ¥3,905,240,538 Japan
12 The Suspect Muroi Shinji Toho 8 ¥3,783,804,430 Japan
13 Ocean's Twelve WB 6 ¥3,726,754,179 USA
14 Densha Otoko Toho 10 ¥3,532,525,613 Japan
15 Constantine WB 6 ¥2,887,941,966 USA
16 April Snow UIP 6 ¥2,554,003,453 Korea
17 A Moment to Remember Gaga 6 ¥2,544,232,623 Korea
18 Kita no zeronen (Year One in the North) Toei 7 ¥2,517,600,624 Japan
19 Lorelei Toho 6 ¥2,332,197,887 Japan
20 Shall We Dance Gaga 6 ¥2,307,577,758 Japan
21 Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths Toho 6 ¥2,170,595,209 Japan
22 Windstruck WB 6 ¥2,094,732,969 USA
23 Madagascar Asmik Ace 8 ¥2,033,876,666 USA
24 National Treasure BVI 5 ¥2,003,316,393 USA
25 Bôkoku no îgisu (Aegis) Shochiku 7 ¥1,988,211,101 Japan


*Box Office Grosses are estimates and may be innacurate by as much as 10%

This article has a follow-up: Top Anime Movies of 2005 (2006-01-05 22:22)
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