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Japanese Box Office, August 14-15

posted on by Egan Loo
Arrietty, Kamen Rider W/Goseiger, Pokémon, Naruto, Hutch stay in top 15

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 14-15 weekend. However, it remained at the #2 spot on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its fifth weekend, the movie earned US$5,535,083 on 447 screens to add its total of US$74,752,855.

The double billing of Kamen Rider W Forever A to Z Unmei no Gaia Memory and Tensō sentai Goseiger: Epic on the Movie dropped from #3 to #8 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart (and to #7 on Box Office Mojo's chart) in its second weekend. On 460 screens, it brought in US$1,988,439 for a gross-to-date of 9,904,644.

The newest Pokémon movie, Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark, stayed at #7 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, but it slipped from #7 to #9 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its sixth weekend with US$1,748,903 on 369 screens. The 13th movie in the Pokémon franchise has made US$38,749,776 since its opening.

The fourth Naruto Shippūden movie, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower, fell from #9 to #12 in its third weekend. The movie made US$1,011,538 on 264 screens for a total-to-date of US$8,288,105.

Tetsuro Amino's Konchū Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch - Yūki no Melody film remake of The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee anime classic also dropped from #10 to #14 in its third weekend. The movie made US$223,216 on 223 screens for a gross total of US$2,530,496.

Soreike! Anpanman: Black Nose to Mahō no Uta, the 22nd feature film in the Anpanman franchise, and The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan's live-action remake of the popular American animated series, are no longer listed on either charts. Lee Unkrich and Pixar's Toy Story 3 stayed #1 in its seventh 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 21-22 (2010-09-06 00:01)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, August 7-8
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