News Japanese Box Office: April 5-6
posted on 2008-04-09 15:56 EDT by Egan Loo
Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den, the latest movie about Fujiko F. Fujio's manga robotic cat, dropped to #2 to make way for Matt Reeves' Cloverfield at the Japanese box office (April 5–6). Doraemon added the equivalent of US$1,717,543 in its fifth weekend on 344 screens for grand total of US$29,397,231 (Box Office Mojo). This was the first weekend after the new Japanese school year started.
Eiga Kurosagi (Kurosagi the Movie) dropped again from #5 to #6 in its fifth weekend with US$524,728 on 315 screens. This film continues the live-action television drama adaptation of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's manga, and now has a gross-to-date of US$14,845,830. The story centers on a man named Kurosaki who becomes a "kurosagi" (black egret), or someone who swindles other swindlers.
The ninth film adaptation of the Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga and television anime series dropped out of the top 10 after six weeks.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
Image © Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK 2008
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: March 22–23, 29–30