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Sen To Chihiro Breaks Japanese Box Office Record

posted on 2001-07-25 22:40 EDT
Movie breaks the record for a Japanese movie.

According to Mainichi Shimbun ("Daily Mainichi"), Miyazaki's latest film Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi ("Sen and Chihiro Spirited Away") , which opened on the 20th in Japan, was shwon to 1.46 million people (80% more than Mononoke Hime) and raked in 1.95437 billion Yen in its first four days in theatres. This is a new record for a Japanese movie in the first four days; the Japanese box office record for first week ticket sales is held by the American film Star Wars Fantom Menace (2.552 billion yen), Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi is expected to break this record.

Worth bearing in mind; Sen to Chihiro no Kamikasuchi's opening day fell on a Japanese national holiday.

Japanese Box office rankings for July 21-22
This
Week
Last
Week
Week#
1 - Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi3 1
2 2 A.I.2 4
3 1 Pearl Harbor2 2
4 3 Pokémon: Toki wo Koeta Deai ("A Timeless Encounter")3 3
5 5 Dungeons & Dragons2 7
6 - Dr. Dolittle 22 1
7 4 Toei Anime Fair Summer 20013 2
8 6 Minna no Ie ("All About Our House")1 7
9 - Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact1 1
10 7 Dungeons & Dragons2 2
1: Japanese Live Action Movie
2: American Live Action Movie
3: Anime

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