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Pokemon / Princess Mononoke American Box Office Update, Initial X Dates, DVD Briefs

Pokemon / Princess Mononoke Boxoffice Update
Pokemon: The First Movie, in it's 9th week of release in North America drew in $103,643 over this past weekend, dropping it from #33 to the #45 on the Daily Variety movie chart. To-date, Pokemon has grossed $84,286,792. In it's 7th week of expanded release, The Princess Mononoke (which is in it's 11th week of release total) pulled in somewhere under $32,000 keeping it somewhere below #60 and off the chart. To-date Miramax's limited Mononoke release has estimatedly grossed somewhere over $2,332,000.

Manga Sets Initial American X Theater Dates
Manga Entertainment has released a short list of preliminary Amrican theatrical dates for Clamp's X The Motion Picture. All dates, cities and theaters are subject to change. More information regarding dates is to be forthcoming:

MAR 10 Varsity Theatre Seattle, WA
MAR 24 Cinema Village New York, NY
MAR 24-30 Nuart Theatre Los Angeles, CA
APR 7-13 Ken Cinema San Diego, CA
APR 21 Lumiere Theatre San Francisco, CA
APR 21-25 UC Theatre Berkeley, CA
APR 21 Rafael Film Center San Rafael, CA
APR 21 Camera Cinemas San Jose, CA

American Anime DVD Relaease Briefs
Region 1 Anime DVD News AnimEigo's Robert Woodhead annouced via their company's DVD mailing list that the Urusei Yatsura DVD boxed set for a possible release late next month.
Dubbed-Subbed VHS and DVD versions of Manga Entertainments's release of Hayao Miyazaki's Castle of Cagliostro are now set for an April release.
The Right Stuf is reporting that Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:1 DVD has been delayed until February 20th because of mastering problems.

Confirmed are the following Region 1 American DVD releases from Manga Entertainment:
Blackjack DVD - 04/25/00
Devilman: Part 1 & 2 DVD - 03/28/00
Patlabor 1 DVD - 04/25/00
Patlabor 2 DVD - 04/25/00
Wings Of Honneamise DVD - 04/25/00

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