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Top 39 Grossing Domestic Japanese Films of 2015 Listed

posted on 2016-01-30 10:45 EST
12 anime films, 12 live-action manga-based films on list

The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan listed the top 39 grossing domestic films in Japan in 2015 on Tuesday. The films, from highest to lowest, include:

  1. Yōkai 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 manga-based 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. (tied at #8) Love Live! The School Idol Movie (2.84 billion yen, about US$23.6 million)
  10. Live-action manga-based Assassination Classroom (2.77 billion yen, about US$23.0 million)
  11. Boruto -Naruto the Movie- (2.62 billion yen, about US$22.1 million)
  12. Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2.61 billion yen, about US$22.0 million)
  13. Live-action manga-based No Longer Heroine (Heroine Shikkaku) (2.43 billion yen, about US$20.5 million)
  14. Unfair the End (2.36 billion yen, about US$19.9 million)
  15. Live-action manga-based Strobe Edge (2.32 billion yen, about US$19.6 million)
  16. Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki (2.29 billion yen, about US$19.3 million)
  17. Live-action manga-based Parasyte (2.02 billion yen, about US$17.0 million)
  18. The Last -Naruto the Movie- (2.00 billion yen, about US$16.9 million)
  19. Live-action manga-based Blue Spring Ride (1.90 billion yen, about US$16.0 million)
  20. Live-action novel-based Library Wars: The Last Mission (1.80 billion yen, about US$15.2 million)
  21. Live-action manga-based Bakuman. (1.76 billion yen, about US$14.8 million)
  22. Live-action manga-based Umimachi Diary (1.68 billion yen, about US$14.2 million)
  23. (tied at #22) Live-action manga-based Attack on Titan: End of the World (1.68 billion yen, about US$14.2 million)
  24. Ryūzō to Shichi-nin no Kobun-tachi (1.60 billion yen, about US$13.5 million)
  25. Live-action manga-based Parasyte: Kanketsu-hen (1.50 billion yen, about US$12.6 million)
  26. Vancouver no Asahi (1.42 billion yen, about US$12.0 million)
  27. Live-action manga-based Shinjuku Swan (1.33 billion yen, about US$11.2 million)
  28. Initiation Love (1.32 billion yen, about US$11.1 million)
  29. (tied at #28) Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi (The Emperor in August) (1.32 billion yen, about US$11.1 million)
  30. (tied at #28) Galaxy Kaidō (1.32 billion yen, about US$11.1 million)
  31. Live-action manga-based Prophecy (Yokokuhan) (1.31 billion yen, about US$11.0 million)
  32. (tied at #31) Gekijōban MOZU (1.31 billion yen, about US$11.0 million)
  33. Terrace House Closing Door (1.30 billion yen, about US$10.9 million)
  34. Kaze ni Tatsu Lion (1.17 billion yen, about US$9.88 million)
  35. The Anthem of the Heart (Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterun Da.) (1.12 billion yen, about US$9.46 million)
  36. Tenkū no Hachi (1.08 billion yen, about US$9.12 million)
  37. Eiga ST Aka to Shiro no Sōsa File (1.06 billion yen, about US$8.95 million)
  38. Grasshopper (1.00 billion yen, about US$8.44 million)
  39. (tied at #38) Girls und Panzer (1.00 billion yen, about US$8.44 million)

Media trade paper Bunka Tsūshin previously revealed the top 10 in the list at the start of the year.

The Yōkai 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 .

12 of the films are anime films, while 12 more are live-action films based on manga. In the top 10, six of the films are anime, 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).

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