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posted on 2006-03-17 12:09 EST
Fist of the North Star, Sgt. Frog and Kaiketsu Zorori Join One Piece, Gundam and Doraemon in Japanese Theaters

The first of the new Fist of the North Star movies, Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Junai-hen and a Keroro Gunso / Kaiketsu Zorori double bill premiered in Japan this week, resulting in 5 of the top 10 movies at the Japanese box office being anime.

Fist of the North Star premiered on 214 screens and earned 112 million yen.

The Doraemon movie earned another 467 million yen on 317 screens, bringing its box office total up to 900 million yen. The movie actually made more this weekend than during its opening weekend, when it earned 433 million yen.

This Week Last Week Title Country Week#
1 1 The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Lion,The Witch And The Wardrobe USA 2
2 2 Doraemon: Nobita no Kyoryu [2006] Japan 2
3 3 The Star Of Prefectural Government Japan 3
4 N/A Aeon Flux USA 1
5 4 One Piece movie 7 Japan 2
6 N/A The Exorcism of Emily Rose USA 1
7 N/A Keroro Gunso/ Kaiketsu Zorori Japan 1
8 N/A Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Junai-hen Japan 1
9 6 The Wow-Choten Hotel Japan 9
10 5 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III - Love is the Pulse of the Stars- Japan 2

follow-up of New Anime Invade the Box Office

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