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Shin Godzilla Falls to #2 in 3rd Weekend, One Piece Film Gold to #4

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aikatsu Stars! film opens at #11, Kamen Rider/Super Sentai films fall to #8, Pokémon to #9

The Shin Godzilla film fell to #2 in its third week in the Japanese box office, after holding the #1 rank for two straight weeks. The Secret Life of Pets, which opened in Japan last Thursday, took its place at #1. As of August 9, Shin Godzilla had earned a total of 2.1 billion yen (about US$20.51 million). 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 fell from #3 to #4 in its fourth weekend. As of August 7, 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.

TOHO's 3D CG animated film Rudolph to Ippaiattena fell from #5 to #7 in its second weekend.

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!) double-billed films fell from #4 to #8 in its second weekend. The films are 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 #7 to #9 in its fifth weekend.

The live-action film of Reiko Shimizu's Himitsu - The Top Secret psychological science-fiction manga opened fell from #6 to #10.

Aikatsu! ~Nerawareta Mahō no Aikatsu! Card~, the anime film of the Aikatsu Stars! anime, opened last Saturday to rank #11 in the Japanese box office.

Sources: Eiga.com, Movie Walker

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