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Japanese Box Office, December 27-28

posted on 2009-01-04 20:24 EST
Major & Tamagotchi! rise, Bleach stays, Gegege no Kitarō drops out

Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot, Takao Kato's anime film based on Takuya Mitsuda's baseball manga, rose back up from #6 to #5 in its third weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's Japanese box office chart for December 27-28. Eiga! Tamagotchi Uchū Ichi Happy na Monogatari!?, the second feature film inspired by Bandai's Tamagotchi! virtual pet franchise, also rose from #9 to #8 in its second weekend.

Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na o Yobu, the third anime film inspired by Tite Kubo's manga, stayed at #10 in its third weekend. Gegege no Kitarō: Nippon Bakuretsu!!, the first film based on the most recent television reincarnation of Shigeru Mizuki's Gegege no Kitarō supernatural action manga, fell from #7 off the chart in its second weekend.

Andrew Stanton and Pixar's computer-animated Wall-E film returned from #2 back to the #1 spot in its fourth week. It swapped places with Scott Derrickson and Fox's remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still science-fiction film classic.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Image © 2008 Takuya Mitsuda/Major the Movie Production Committee


This article has a follow-up: 2008's Top Domestic Movies at Japanese Box Office (Updated) (2009-01-05 07:25)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, December 20-21

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