Japanese Box Office, August 7-8
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Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers (Karigurashi no Arrietty) anime film stayed at #1 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart for the August 7-8 weekend. However, it remained at the #2 spot on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its fourth weekend, the movie earned US$4,422,206 on 447 screens to add its total of US$58,017,425.
The double billing of Kamen Rider W Forever A to Z Unmei no Gaia Memory and Tensō sentai Goseiger: Epic on the Movie opened at #3 with 3,828,658 on 460 screens.
The newest Pokémon movie, Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark, slipped from #6 to #7 in its fifth weekend with US$1,693,432 on 369 screens. The 13th movie in the Pokémon franchise has made US$32,695,743 since its opening.
Tetsuro Amino's Konchū Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch - Yūki no Melody film remake of The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee anime classic also dropped from #8 to #10 in its second weekend. The movie made US$297,909 on 223 screens for a gross total of US$1,561,854.
The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action remake of the popular American animated series, fell from #10 to #13 with US$146,756 in its fourth weekend on 320 screens. The live-action film has made US$6,018,615 since its opening weekend in Japan. Surely Someday, the feature directorial debut of actor Shun Oguri, is no longer listed on either charts after four weekends.
Lee Unkrich and Pixar's Toy Story 3 stayed #1 in its sixth weekend on Box Office Mojo's chart, although it was #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, July 31-August 1