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Top Japanese Films at the Box Office: 2012

posted on 2013-02-02 14:45 EST

The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan released the list of top 39 Japanese films for 2012, all of which earned 1 billion yen (about US$10.8 million) or more. Several of these films would list higher if their 2013 box office totals were included. If that were the case, One Piece Film Z, which opened on December 15, would be listed as at least the #2 film.

Rank Title Distributor Release Date Box Office (yen, in billions/US$)
1 Brave Hearts Umizaru TOHO July 14 7.33/US$79 million
2 Thermae Romae TOHO April 28 5.98/US$64.4 million
3 Bayside Shakedown 4 -The Final TOHO September 5.97/US$64.3 million
4 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo T-Joy/kharas November 17 5.3/US$57.1 million
5 Wolf Children TOHO June 25 4.22/US$45.5 million
6 Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima ~Animal Adventure~ TOHO March 3 3.66/US$39.4 million
7 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice TOHO July 14 3.61/US$38.9 million
8 Always: Sunset on Third Street '64 TOHO January 21 3.44/US$37 million
9 Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker TOHO April 14 3.29/US$35.4 million
10 Kaibutsu-kun: The Movie TOHO November 2011 3.13/US$33.7 million
11 Rurouni Kenshin WB August 25 3.01/US$32.4 million
12 The Floating Castle TOHO/ASMIK ACE November 2.84/US$30.6 million
13 Bokura ga Ita Part I TOHO/ASMIK Ace March 17 2.52/US$27.1 million
14 SPEC ~ heaven TOHO April 2.39/US$25.7 million
14 Dearest TOHO/ASMIK Ace August 2.39/US$25.7 million
16 Lesson of the Evil TOHO November 2.34/US$25.2 million
17 Helter Skelter ASMIK Ace July 14 2.15/US$23.1 million
18 Liar Game -Saisei- Toei March 3 2.10/US$22.6 million
19 K-ON! Shochiku December 3, 2011 1.90/US$20.4 million
20 Hotaru no Hikari the Movie TOHO June 9 1.88/US$20.2 million
21 Bokura ga Ita Part II TOHO/ASMIK Ace April 21 1.72/US$18.5 million
22 The Wings of the Kirin TOHO June 1.68/US$18.1 million
23 Until the Break of Dawn TOHO October 1.66/US$17.8 million
24 Space Brothers TOHO May 5 1.57/US$16.9 million
25 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai Superhero Taisen Toei April 21 1.56/US$16.8 million
26 Admiral Yamamoto Toei December 2011 1.53/US$16.3 million
27 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie Taisen Mega Max Toei December 2011 1.51/US$16.2 million
28 Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki TOHO December 17, 2011 1.49/US$16 million
29 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie TOHO July 28 1.48/US$15.9 million
29 Tale of Genji -A Thousand Year of Enigma- December, 2011 July 28 1.48/US$15.9 million
31 Outrage Beyond WB/Office Kitano October 1.45/US$15.6 million
32 A Chorus of Angels Toei November 1.40/US$15.1 million
33 Sadako 3D Kadokawa May 12 1.35/US$14.5 million
34 Chronicle of My Mother Shochiku April 1.33/US$14.3 million
35 Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Minna de Uchū Kitā!/Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Tokyo Enetower o Mamore! Toei August 4 1.27/US$13.6 million
36 Eight Rangers TOHO July 1.20/US$12.9 million
37 Robo-G TOHO June 1.16/US$12.5 million
38 Inazuma Eleven GO: Kyūkyoku no Kizuna Griffon TOHO December 23, 2011 1.15/US$12.4 million
39 Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi Toei March 17 1.02/US$10.9 million

Source: Anime! Anime!


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