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Top 10 Grossing Domestic Japanese, Foreign Films of 2016 Listed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
your name., Shin Godzilla, Detective Conan top list of domestic films in Japan

Japanese film news website Cinema Today listed the top ten highest-grossing domestic and foreign films in Japan in 2016 on Friday. The domestic Japanese list consists of six anime, three live-action movies based on existing manga, and Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi's Shin Godzilla film.

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Domestic Films in Japan in 2016

  1. your name. (21.32 billion yen, about US$182.2 million)
  2. Shin Godzilla (8.11 billion yen, about US$69.30 million)
  3. Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (6.33 billion yen, about US$54.09 million)
  4. Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! (5.53 billion yen, about US$47.25 million)
  5. One Piece Film Gold (5.2 billion yen, about US$44.43 million)
  6. Nobunaga Concerto (4.61 billion yen, about US$39.39 million)
  7. Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (4.12 billion yen, about US$35.21 million)
  8. Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (3.52 billion yen, about US$30.08 million)
  9. Orange (3.25 billion yen, about US$27.77 million)
  10. Girls und Panzer (2.4 billion yen, about US$20.51 million)

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Foreign Films in Japan in 2016

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (11.63 billion yen, about US$99.38 million)
  2. Zootopia (7.63 billion yen, about US$65.20 million)
  3. Finding Dory (6.83 billion yen, about US$58.36 million)
  4. The Secret Life of Pets (4.25 billion yen, about US$36.32 million)
  5. The Martian (3.53 billion yen, about US$30.16 million)
  6. Spectre (2.96 billion yen, about US$25.29 million)
  7. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2.78 billion yen, about US$23.76 million)
  8. Independence Day: Resurgence (2.65 billion yen, about US$22.64 million)
  9. Captain America: Civil War (2.63 billion yen, about US$22.47 million)
  10. The Jungle Book (2.2 billion yen, about US$18.80 million)

Japanese film news website Movie Collection listed the top 20 highest-grossing domestic and foreign films in Japan in 2016 in a combined list earlier this month. your name., Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Shin Godzilla ranked at the top of that list.

The Girls und Panzer film, which opened in Japan on November 21, 2015, also tied with Grasshopper at #38 on the list of highest-grossing domestic films in Japan in 2015.

your name. had earned 20,897,904,500 yen (about US$178 million) in Japan as of December 25, surpassing the 20.3 billion yen earnings of the Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone. your name. is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the second highest-grossing anime film in Japan. The only Japanese film to gross higher is Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen).

your name. had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weekends since it opened on August 26, and in its 10th weekend dropped to #2 to Death Note Light up the NEW world, before regaining the top spot in its 11th weekend, and it stayed at the top spot in its 12th and 13th weekends.

Source: Cinema Today (link 2)

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