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Japanese Box Office: June 14–15, June 21–22

posted on by Egan Loo
Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime remains as only manga/anime-related film

Shingo Matsubara's live-action adaptatation of Masaharu Nabeshima and Mitsuo Hashimoto's Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime manga remains as the only manga- or anime-related film at the Japanese box office during the June 14-15 and June 21-22 weekends. The original cuisine manga tells the story of Shuntarō Akagi, a former bank office worker whose life is transformed one day. He inherits a third-generation fishmonger business at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji Fish Market from his wife's father. The Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime film earned the equivalent of US$288,550 in 259 theaters to rise to #5 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's and Box Office Mojo's rankings for the June 14-15 weekend. It added US$225,286 this past weekend for a total of US$2,234,531 and the #8 spot.

The number one movie during the June 14-15 weekend was Koki Mitani's The Magic Hour, but it was supplanted the folllowing weekend by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, June 28–29: HanaDan Final at #1 (2008-07-14 16:19)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: June 7–8
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