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Japanese Box Office, April 16-17

posted on by Egan Loo
15th Detective Conan film opens at #1; latest Shin-chan film also opens

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence, the 15th anime film based on Gōshō Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, opened at #1. It made US$6,544,739 on 332 screens.

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Ōgon no Spy Daisakusen, this year's film based on Yoshito Usui's Crayon Shin-chan comedy manga, opened at #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart but at #3 on Box Office Mojo's chart. It earned US$2,307,451 on 325 screens.

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, the film which celebrates the Toei movie company's 60th anniversary and the Kamen Rider franchise's 40th anniversary with all 28 Kamen Rider heroes and special guests, dropped from #1 to #4 in its third weekend. It earned the equivalent of US$1,362,909 on 282 screens for a cumulative total of US$10,974,532.

Precure All-Stars DX3 Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana, Takashi Otsuka's third film to combine the casts of all the Pretty Cure (Precure) magical girl television series to date, also dropped from #5 to #8 in its fifth weekend. It took in US$471,624 on 156 screens for a gross-to-date of US$10,482,645.

Doraemon: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan - Habatake Tenshi-tachi, Yukiyo Teramoto and Shinei Animation's remake of the 1986 film Doraemon: Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan (Doraemon: Nobita and the Platoon of Iron Men), fell from #4 to #11 in its seventh weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. It earned US$425,122 on 305 screens for a total-to-date of US$27,171,755.

The live-action film adaptation of the High School Debut manga slipped from #12 to #14 in its third weekend. It earned US$346,782 on 139 screens for a cumulative total of US$2,848,681.

Jump Heroes Film, the double-billing of Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!! and One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase, dropped from #11 to #15 in its fifth weekend. It added US$268,863 on 144 screens to its total of US$8,410,203.

Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Gantz, and Gekijō-ban Anime Nintama Rantaro Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudō! no Dan are no longer listed on either chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, April 23-24 (2011-05-01 23:57)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, April 9-10
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