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Japanese Box Office, May 8-9

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nodame, Conan, Gintama, Shin-chan stay in top 10; Solanin leaves chart

Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Kō-hen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part II), the second film in the two-part theatrical finale inspired by Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile musical romance manga, stayed at #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart during the May 8-9 weekend, the film's fourth weekend in theaters. The film garnered US$1,591,193 on 410 screens for a total-to-date of US$30,361,196.

Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky, the 14th film in the Detective Conan franchise, fell from #2 to #4 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart during its fourth weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned US$1,406,864 on 352 screens for a four-week total of US$28,346,330.

Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen (Gintama: Benizakura Arc — A New Retelling), the first film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama alternate-history gag manga, stayed at #6 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart during its third weekend. It picked up US$682,155 on 90 screens, for a three-week total of US$8,197,996.

Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Jikū! Arashi o Yobu Ora no Hanayome, the 18th film in the Crayon Shin-chan anime franchise, fell from #5 to #7 during its fourth weekend. The film earned US$556,411 on 311 screens for a four-week total of US$11,805,753.

My Darling is a Foreigner, the live-action film adaptation of Saori Oguri's 2002 autobiographical Darling wa Gaikokujin essay manga, dropped from #11 to #13 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its fifth weekend. The film added US$183,410 on 250 screens for a total-to-date of US$6,615,141.

The live-action film adaptation of Inio Asano's acclaimed Solanin romance manga, left Box Office Mojo's chart after five weekends.

Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Images © 2010 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
© 2009 Fuji TV, Kodansha, Amuse, TOHO, FNS27
© Hideaki Sorachi/Gintama movie Production Committee
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK 2010
© 2010 My Darling is a Foreigner Film Partners

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