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Japanese Box Office, August 7-8

posted on by Egan Loo
Kamen Rider W/Goseiger open at #3; Arrietty, Pokémon, Naruto, Hutch in top 10

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.

The fourth Naruto Shippūden movie, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower, fell from #7 to #9 in its second weekend. The movie made US$1,000,938 on 264 screens for a total-to-date of US$4,997,027.

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.

Soreike! Anpanman: Black Nose to Mahō no Uta stayed at #14 with US$134,272 in its fifth weekend on 150 screens. The 22nd feature film in the Anpanman franchise made a total-to-date of US$2,608,812.

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.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, August 14-15 (2010-08-30 21:02)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, July 31-August 1
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