News Japanese Box Office: June 14–15, June 21–22
posted on 2008-06-24 14:13 EDT by Egan Loo
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.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: June 7–8