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

posted on 2008-01-31 23:57 EST
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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