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Japanese Box Office, September 10-11

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Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill tops Pokémon as this year's #1 Japanese film

From Up On Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara), Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's anime adaptation of Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama's shōjo coming-of-age manga, dropped form No. 6 to No. 8 in its ninth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart and slipped from No. 7 to No. 8 on Box Office Mojo's chart. However, it edged out this year's Pokémon films as the highest-grossing domestic film at the Japanese box office in 2011. It earned the equivalent of US$672,582 on 350 screens for a new total of US$53,799,452.

The live-action film adaptation Yumi Unita's Usagi Drop (Bunny Drop) film slipped from No. 11 to No. 12 in its fourth weekend. It added US$419,824 on 116 screens to its total-to-date of US$6,569,857.

The Prince of Tennis: Eikoku-shiki Teikyū-jō Kessen!, the latest anime film based on Takeshi Konomi's manga, dropped from No. 12 to No. 13. With just 28 screens, it added US$324,407 for a new total of US$1,143,737. It continues to have the highest per-screen average, US$11,586, among the top 15 films.

This year's two Pokémon films, counted together, dropped from No. 10 to No. 14 in their ninth weekend. Combined, Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom and Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram earned US$320,823 on 325 screens for a grand total of US$53,387,786.

Screening in its sixth weekend, the double feature Gekijō Kamen Rider OOO: Wonderful Shōgun to 21 no Core Medal and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie Sora-Tobu Yūreisen fell from No. 9 to No. 15 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart and fell from No. 7 to No. 9 on Box Office Mojo's chart. They earned US$291,195 on 310 screens for a new total of US$22,313,925.

Tantei wa Bar ni Iru was the new No. 1 film.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, September 17-18 (2011-09-24 23:30)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, September 3-4
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