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mierin



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:04 am Reply with quote
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Toei Animation and Shinji Aramaki's CG-animated Space Pirate Captain Harlock film fell from #2 to #7 in its second weekend.


I'm surprised. I thought it would do better than that.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:08 am Reply with quote
Maybe the film just isn't good? It's not like all of Leiji properties are great just because.
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StormSky92



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:19 am Reply with quote
A film called "Ataru" took over the #1 spot, in case anyone was wondering, and didn't check the sources.
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Helius



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:09 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Maybe the film just isn't good? It's not like all of Leiji properties are great just because.


I'm slightly worried that the film has only managed to earn close to $3 million against its $30 million budget, it might not be able to break-even, let alone turning a profit, throughout its run... Confused
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MetalUpa1014



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:36 pm Reply with quote
I feel really stupid, but I thought that the Wind Rises had made $1 BILLION. Turns out that I really messed that up, and it only grossed $100 million. Never ask me to be your market analyst or accountant.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:42 am Reply with quote
Helius wrote:
I'm slightly worried that the film has only managed to earn close to $3 million against its $30 million budget, it might not be able to break-even, let alone turning a profit, throughout its run... Confused


Don't forget, if Japan works remotely like Hollywood, you have to double the break-even budget on top of the production budget for things like marketing and splitting costs with theaters. So it probably needs to earn more like $50-60m to be any kind of success. Still, it may have a presence on BD/DVD, but I feel like this was supposed to be a hit for everyone in theaters, not just disc-buying otaku. Even if it sold 100k on BD at ~$70, that would still barely help against the budget, and that scenario will never happen.
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