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Top 10 Grossing Domestic Japanese Films of 2015 Listed

posted on 2016-01-01 12:15 EST
Yo-kai Watch tops list, followed by Boy & the Beast, Detective Conan, Doraemon, DBZ

Media trade paper Bunka Tsūshin revealed the top 10 grossing domestic films in Japan in 2015 on Monday. The films, from highest to lowest, include:

  1. Yo-kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! (7.8 billion yen, about US$65 million)
  2. The Boy and The Beast (Bakemono no Ko) (5.85 billion yen, about US$48.6 million)
  3. HERO (4.67 billion yen, about US$38.7 million)
  4. Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (4.48 billion yen, about US$37.2 million)
  5. Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes (3.93 billion yen, about US$32.7 million)
  6. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (3.74 billion yen, about US$31.1 million)
  7. Live-action Attack on Titan (3.25 billion yen, about US$27 million)
  8. Billy Gal (Flying Colors) (2.84 billion yen, about US$23.6 million)
  9. Love Live! The School Idol Movie (2.8 billion yen, about US$23 million)
  10. Live-action Assassination Classroom (2.77 billion yen, about US$23.0 million)

The live-action film of the Strobe Edge manga eventually earned 2.32 billion yen (about US$19.2 million) this year.

The Yo-kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! film opened on December 20, 2014 on 408 screens. It ranked #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend by selling 1,484,916 tickets for 1,628,893,000 yen (about US$13.53 million). The film holds the highest opening weekend gross among all TOHO films. The film retained its #1 ranking for two weeks after opening, and stayed in the top 10 for 11 weeks.

The Boy and The Beast opened on July 11 on 457 screens. It ranked #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend, earning 667,035,100 yen (about US$5.54 million) and selling 494,170 tickets .

Six of the films are anime films, while two are based on an existing manga franchise with anime (live-action Attack on Titan, Assassination Classroom). The top grossing domestic film of 2014 was The Eternal Zero (Eien no Zero) at 8.76 billion yen (about US$72.79 million), followed by Stand By Me Doraemon at 8.38 billion yen (about US$69.63 million).

Source: Yahoo! News Japan via 0takomu


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