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Japanese Box Office, August 21-22

posted on by Egan Loo
Beyblade/Duel Masters opens; Arrietty, Kamen Rider W/Goseiger, Pokémon stay in top 15

Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers (Karigurashi no Arrietty) anime film dropped from #1 to #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart for the August 21-22 weekend. However, it dropped from #2 to #3 on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its sixth weekend, the movie earned US$3,145,779 on 447 screens to add its total of US$85,434,208.

The double billing of Metal Fight Beyblade VS Taiyō Shakunetsu no Shinryakusha and Duel Masters: Honō no Kizuna XX!! opened at #5 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. Box Office Mojo reports that it opened at #6 with US$1,383,756 on 216 screens.

The double billing of Kamen Rider W Forever A to Z Unmei no Gaia Memory and Tensō sentai Goseiger: Epic on the Movie rose from #8 to #7 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart (and went to #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart) in its third weekend. On 460 screens, it brought in US$1,189,779 for a gross-to-date of US$13,252,021.

The newest Pokémon movie, Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Genei no Hasha Zoroark, fell from #7 to #9 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart in its seventh weekend. However, it fell from #9 to #11 on Box Office Mojo's chart with US$937,176 on 369 screens. The 13th movie in the Pokémon franchise made US$42,425,513 since its opening.

The fourth Naruto Shippūden movie, Naruto Shippūden: The Lost Tower, and Tetsuro Amino's Konchū Monogatari Mitsubachi Hutch - Yūki no Melody film remake of The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee anime classic are no longer listed on either chart.

The new #1 film was the Japanese live-action film Hanamizuki.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, August 28-29 (2010-09-11 23:56)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, August 14-15
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