Shin Godzilla Stays at #1 in 2nd Weekend, Earns 2.1 Billion Yen Total
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Shin Godzilla film has earned a total of 2.1 billion yen (about US$20.51 million) as of its second weekend, topping the Japanese box office for the second week in a row. The film is projected to earn upwards of 4 billion yen (about US$39 million). The film has surpassed the 1.26 billion yen (about US$12.27 million) earnings of Godzilla: Final Wars, the last TOHO Godzilla film before this one.
One Piece Film Gold movie stayed at #3 in its third weekend. As of Sunday, the film has earned 3 billion yen (about US$29.29 million) after 16 days in the theaters. Including this film, the franchise's 13 films have earned a total of 30 billion yen (US$292 million) since 2000. One Piece Film Gold is currently the third-highest earning film in the franchise, with the 2009 One Piece: Strong World at second with 4.8 billion yen (about US$46.87 million), and the 2012 One Piece Film Z at 6.87 billion yen (about US$64.64 million). Toei is projecting that One Piece Film Gold will earn more than 6 billion yen (about US$56.46 million). While One Piece Film Z screened during a three-week winter break when it opened in 2012, One Piece Film Gold is screening during the four-week summer break and also has 3D, 4DX, and MX4D screenings.
The Gekijōban Kamen Rider Ghost: 100 no Eyecon to Ghost Unmei no Shunkan (Kamen Rider Ghost The Movie: 100 Eyecons and the Moment of Ghost's Destiny) and Gekijōban Dōbutsu Sentai Zuohger Doki-doki Circus Panic! (Animal Sentai Zuohger the Movie: Heart-throbbing Circus Panic!) films both opened on August 6 on 304 screens. The films sold 190,000 tickets, and earned 275,660,000 yen (about US$2.69 million), ranking #4 in the Japanese box office. The films are tracking 129.2% higher than last year's Gekijōban Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future and Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger The Movie: Kyōryū Tono-sama Appare Ninpōchō! films, and is projected to earn more than 1.5 billion yen (about US$14.65 million).
The Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna film went from #5 to #7 in its fourth weekend.
The Soreike! Anpanman Omocha no Hoshi no Nanda to Runda anime film fell of the top 10 ranking in its sixth weekend.