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Doraemon, Kenshin, Thermae Romae II Rank in 2014's Top 5 Japanese Films

posted on by Egan Loo
Lupin III vs. Conan, Ghibli's Marnie, Pokémon make top 10; Frozen tops Western films in Japan

Bunka Tsūshinsha reported on the top 10 Japanese films of 2014, based on estimated box office returns in Japan as of December:

Rank Film Distributor Estimated Box Office
1 The Eternal Zero TOHO 8.76 billion yen US$73.8 million
2 Stand By Me Doraemon TOHO 8.38 billion yen US$70.6 million
3 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Warner 5.21 billion yen US$43.9 million
4 Thermae Romae II TOHO 4.42 billion yen US$37.3 million
5 Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Warner 4.33 billion yen US$36.6 million
6 Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie TOHO 4.26 billion yen US$36.0 million
7 Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper TOHO 4.11 billion yen US$34.7 million
8 Doraemon Shin Nobita no Daimakyo ~Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai~ TOHO 3.58 billion yen US$30.1 million
9 When Marnie Was There TOHO 3.53 billion yen US$29.8 million
10 Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction TOHO 2.91 billion yen US$24.6 million

The top Western film in Japan by far was Disney's Frozen with 25.47 billion yen (US$214.6 million), followed by Disney's Maleficent (6.53 billion yen/US$55.2 million) and TOHO's release of Garth Edwards' Godzilla (3.2 billion yen/US$27.0 million).

Source: Eiga.com (link 2) via Yaraon!

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, vinnygambini

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