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Japanese Box Office, July 24-25

posted on by Egan Loo
Arrietty, Pokémon, Anpanman each drop 1 spot to make way for Inception

Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers (Karigurashi no Arrietty) anime film dropped from the #1 to the #2 spot during the July 24-25 weekend. In its second weekend, the movie earned US$6,886,234 on 447 screens to add its total of US$29,882,459.

Meanwhile, the newest Pokémon movie, Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark, fell to the #5 spot from #4 in its third weekend with US$2,633,487. The 13th movie in the Pokémon franchise has since made US$20,220,013 on 369 screens.

The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action remake of the popular American animated series, fell from #5 to #6 with US$788,589 in its second weekend. The live-action film has since made US$4,074,083 since its opening weekend in Japan on 387 screens. In addition, Surely Someday, the feature directorial debut of actor Shun Oguri, fell from #9 to #8 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart (and from #8 to #9 on Box Office Mojo's chart) with US$391,969 in its second weekend. Surely Someday has since made US$1,757,118 while on 186 screens.

Soreike! Anpanman: Black Nose to Mahō no Uta fell to #11 from #10 with US$244,937. The 22nd feature film in the Anpanman franchise has since made US$1,702,750 on 151 screens.

The new #1 film was Christopher Nolan's Inception.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, July 31-August 1 (2010-08-16 21:43)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, July 17-18
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