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Japanese Box Office, August 27-28

posted on 2011-09-03 23:57 EDT
Negima/Hayate open at #12 on just 29 screens; Pokémon, Kamen Rider/Gokaiger, Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, Usagi Drop stay in top 10

This year's two Pokémon films, counted together, rose from No. 6 to No. 4 in their seventh weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, but dropped from No. 7 to No. 8 on Box Office Mojo's chart. Combined, Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom and Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram earned the equivalent of US$1,278,909 on 351 screens for a grand total of US$50,977,187.

Screening in its fourth weekend, the double feature Gekijō Kamen Rider OOO: Wonderful Shōgun to 21 no Core Medal and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie Sora-Tobu Yūreisen stayed at No. 5 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart but slipped from No. 6 to No. 7 on Box Office Mojo's chart. They earned US$1,279,405 on 369 screens for a new total of US$20,225,608.

Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's anime adaptation of Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama's shōjo coming-of-age manga, fell from No. 4 to No. 6 in its seventh weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart and slipped from No. 4 to No. 5 on Box Office Mojo's chart. It earned US$1,455,287 on 457 screens for a new total of US$48,935,638.

The live-action film adaptation Yumi Unita's Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop) film stayed at #9 in its second weekend. It added US$780,113 on 111 screens to its total-to-date of US$3,778,493.

The paired screenings of Negima Magister Negi Magi: Anime Final and Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth opened at No. 12. They earned US$509,926 on just 29 screens.

In its third weekend on the big screens, the manga-based, live-action film adaptation of Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo: The Movie: Kachidoki-bashi o Heisa seyo! saw fell from No. 11 to No. 13. It earned US$403,106 on 277 screens, grossing a total of US$9,584,129.

Nintama Rantarō (Ninja Kids!!!) and Naruto Shippūden: Blood Prison were no longer listed on either chart. Kamisama no Karute (In His Chart) was the new No. 1 film.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, September 3-4 (2011-09-10 23:00)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, August 20-21

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