News Japanese Box Office: May 24–25, May 31–June 1
posted on 2008-06-03 23:57 EDT
This year's Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear, dropped from #5 to #8 at the Japanese box office during the May 24–25 weekend as Andrew Adamson's adaptation of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opened in Japan at #1. The Detective Conan film features a previously unreleased song by Zard, the singer of many Detective Conan themes who passed away last May. In its fifth weekend, it added the equivalent of US$539,147 on 324 screens (Box Office Mojo) to its US$21,758,285 total to date. It dropped out of the top ten during the May 31–June 1 weekend.
Shaolin Girl, the loose sequel to Stephen Chow's Shaolin Soccer martial arts comedy film, slipped from #6 to #10 with US$434,210 on 312 screens. It now has a gross-to-date of US$13,210,660 after four weeks. The film stars Kou Shibasaki (Battle Royale, Dororo) as the title character. It also dropped out of the top ten during the May 31–June 1 weekend.
Suna-dokei (Sand Chronicles), the live-action film adaptation of Hinako Ashihara's manga of the same name, and the 16th Crayon Shin-chan film, Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Arashi wo Yobu Kinpoko no Yūsha, both dropped out of the top ten during the May 24-25 weekend.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: May 17–18