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2008's Top Domestic Movies at Japanese Box Office (Final)

posted on by Egan Loo
Ponyo, Hana Yori Dango Final topped all films, including Indiana Jones

The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan has posted a list of domestic movies that earned an estimated 1 billion yen (about US$11.1 million) or higher in box office gross receipts. Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull finished with 5.71 billion yen (US$61.5 million) as the top imported film.

Rank Release Month Title Box Office Box Office Distributor
1 July Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Y15.50 billion US$171 million TOHO
2 June Hana Yori Dango Final Y7.75 billion US$85.7 million TOHO
3 October Suspect X (Yōgisha X no Kenshin) Y4.92 billion US$54.4 million TOHO
4 July Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin Y4.80 US$53.1 million TOHO
5 May Partners: The Movie Y4.44 billion US$49.1 million Toei
6 August 20th Century Boys -Chapter 1- Y3.95 billion US$43.7 million TOHO
7 June The Magic Hour Y3.92 billion US$43.4 million TOHO
8 March Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den Y3.37 billion US$37.3 million TOHO
9 December 2007 A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies Y3.18 billion US$35.2 million TOHO
10 Februar L change the WorLd Y3.10 billion US$34.3 million WB
11 September Departures (Okuribito) Y3.05 billion US$33.7 million Shochiku
12 April Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear Y2.42 billion US$26.8 million TOHO
13 September Paco and the Magical Book Y2.36 billion US$26.1 million TOHO
14 August Detroit Metal City Y2.34 billion US$25.9 million TOHO
15 January Kabei: Our Mother Y2.12 billion US$23.5 million Shochiku
16 January Flowers in the Shadows Y1.95 billion US$21.6 million TOHO
17 March The Black Swindler (Kurosagi) Y1.72 billion US$19.0 million TOHO
18 February The Glorious Team Batista Y1.56 billion US$17.3 million TOHO
19 March 10 Promises to My Dog Y1.52 billion US$16.8 million Shochiku
20 April Shaolin Girl Y1.51 billion US$16.7 million TOHO
21 July Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (GeGeGe no Kitarō: Sennen Noroi Uta) Y1.45 billion US$16.0 million Shochiku
22 Nov Happy Flight Y1.33 billion US$14.7 million TOHO
23 April Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Arashi wo Yobu Kinpoko no Yūsha Y1.23 billion US$13.6 million TOHO
24 July Climber's High Y1.19 billion US$13.2 million Toei/Gaga
25 August Naruto Shippūden: Kizuna Y1.16 billion US$12.8 million TOHO
26 December 2007 Sanjūrō Y1.15 billion US$12.7 million TOHO
27 January Season of Snow Y1.04 billion US$11.5 million TOHO
28 April Sand Chronicles Y1.00 billion US$11.1 million TOHO

Source: Twitch

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, January 24-25 (2009-02-01 23:15)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, January 17-18
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