Japanese Box Office, May 16-17
posted on by Egan Loo
Meitantei Conan: Shikkoku no Chaser (Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser), the 13th film based on Gosho Aoyama's popular shōnen manga about a brilliant detective trapped in a child's body, stayed at #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's Japanese box office chart during the May 16-17 weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, it took in the equivalent of US$1,239,262 on 341 screens during its fifth weekend for a total of US$32,790,657.
Gekijōban Chō Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations Onigashima no Senkan, the bridge movie between three live-action special-effects projects (Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Decade, and Chō Den-O), fell from #5 to #7 in its third weekend. It earned US$640,902 on 170 screens to add to its US$6,616,163 total.
Crows Zero II, Takashi Miike's second prequel film to Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, slipped from #6 to #8 in its sixth weekend. It earned US$608,574 on 311 screens for a gross-to-date of US$28,944,013. Shun Oguri (Hana Yori Dango, Gokusen, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa) reprises his role of high school delinquent Genji in this story set eight months after the first schoolyard-brawl film and just before Genji's graduation.
Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Otakebe! Kasukabe Yasei Ōkoku (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Roar! Kasukabe Wild Kingdom), the 17th film based on Yoshito Usui's comedy manga and anime, dropped from #8 to #10 in its fifth weekend. It garnered US$359,192 on 275 screens to add to its total of US$9,969,963.
The new #1 film was Ron Howard's feature film adaptation of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons novel. The film debuted with US$5,673,107 on 721 screens.
Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha
image © 2009 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, May 9-10