News Japanese Box Office, May 23-24
posted on 2009-06-14 23:54 EDT
Meitantei Conan: Shikkoku no Chaser (Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser), the 13th film based on Gosho Aoyama's popular shōnen manga about a brilliant detective trapped in a child's body, dropped from #3 to #5 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's Japanese box office chart during the May 23-24 weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, it took in the equivalent of US$746,948 on 341 screens during its sixth weekend for a total of US$34,155,620.
Gekijōban Chō Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations Onigashima no Senkan, the bridge movie between three live-action special-effects projects (Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Decade, and Chō Den-O), fell from #7 to #10 in its fourth weekend. It earned US$327,364 on 170 screens to add to its US$7,083,565 total.
Crows Zero II, Takashi Miike's second prequel film to Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, slipped from #8 off the chart in its seventh weekend. Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Otakebe! Kasukabe Yasei Ōkoku (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Roar! Kasukabe Wild Kingdom), the 17th film based on Yoshito Usui's comedy manga and anime, also dropped from #10 off the chart in its sixth weekend.
Ron Howard's feature film adaptation of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons novel remained the #1 film for the second weekend in a row.
Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha
image © 2009 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
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