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

posted on 2009-01-29 23:57 EST 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 Kitaro: 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 Sanjuro 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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