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Japanese Box Office: Top 10 Anime Movies of 2007 - Update

posted on by Egan Loo
Final tally from Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan

The Motion Pictures Producers Association of Japan has posted the final box office tally for all movies that earned over 1 billion yen (about US$9.4 million) in Japan in 2007. (Domestic and foreigns films are listed separately.)

Domestic Japanese Films

Overall Rank Anime Rank Title Gross in Yen Gross in US$ Distributor Release
2 1 Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai 5.02 billion 47.0 million TOHO July 14
7 2 Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibōken - Shichinin no Mahōtsukai 3.54 billion 33.1 million TOHO March 10
10 3 Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure 2.53 billion 23.7 million TOHO April 21
15 4 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone 2.00 billion 18.7 million Klock Worx September 1
19 5 Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Utau Ketsu dake Bakudan! 1.55 billion 14.5 million TOHO April 21
25 6 Naruto Shippūden 1.21 billion 11.3 million TOHO August 4

The above list does not include live-action movies based on manga: Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 at #3 for all domestic movies with 4.56 billion yen (US$42.7 million), #8's Dororo with 3.45 billion yen (US$32.3 million), #11's Crows Zero with 2.50 billion yen (US$23.4 million), and #12's Gegege no Kitarō with 2.34 billion yen (US$21.9 million). It also does not include films with a loose manga tie-in: Spider-Man 3 at #3 for all foreign films with 7.12 billion yen (US$66.7 million), #5's Transformers with 4.01 billion yen (US$37.5 million), #10's Resident Evil: Extinction with 2.85 billion yen (US$26.7 million), and Masked Rider Den-o with 1.38 billion yen (US$12.9 million). At least three manga-related movies — Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mō Hitotsu no Hyōrinmaru, Eiga de Tōjō! Tamagotchi Doki Doki! Uchū no Maigotchi!?, and Always 2— are still in theaters and stand to increase their box office totals.

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office: February 2–3, February 9–10 (2008-02-12 16:03)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, January 26–27
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