Japanese Box Office, July 31-August 1
posted on by Heather Skinner
Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers (Karigurashi no Arrietty) anime film returned to #1 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart for the July 31-August 1 weekend. However, it remained at #2 spot on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its third weekend, the movie earned US$6,344,593 on 447 screens to add its total of US$45,415,743.
Meanwhile, the newest Pokemon movie, Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl Genei no Hasha Zoroark, slipped from #5 to #6 in its fourth weekend with US$2,384,795. The 13th movie in the Pokemon franchise has since made US$27,459,020 on 369 screens.
The fourth Naruto Shippuden movie, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower, opened at #7. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie debuted on 264 screens and made US$1,996,531 during its opening weekend.
Shochiku's Konchū Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch ~Yūki no Melody~ film remake of The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee anime classic also opened at #8. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie debuted on 223 screens and made US$554,936.
The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action remake of the popular American animated series, fell from #6 to #10 with US$454,202 in its third weekend on 382 screens. The live-action film has since made US$5,443,440 since its opening weekend in Japan. In addition, Surely Someday, the feature directorial debut of actor Shun Oguri, fell from #9 to #13 on Box Office Mojo's chart) with US$233,468 in its third weekend. Surely Someday has since made US$2,565,396 while on 186 screens.
Soreike! Anpanman: Black Nose to Maho no Uta fell from #11 to #14 with US$204,557 in its fourth weekend. The 22nd feature film in the Anpanman franchise has made a total of US$2,251,075 on 151 screens.
Lee Unkrich and Pixar's Toy Story 3 returned to #1 in its fifth weekend on Box Office Mojo's chart, although it was #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's char.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, July 24-25