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Top 10 Grossing Domestic Japanese, Foreign Films of 2017 Listed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Detective Conan, Doraemon, Gintama top list of domestic films in Japan

Japanese film news website Cinema Today listed the top 10 highest-grossing domestic and foreign films in Japan in 2017 on Sunday.

The domestic Japanese list consists of six anime, and one live-action film based on existing manga.

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Domestic Films in Japan in 2017

  1. Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter (6.89 billion yen, about US$61.1 million)
  2. Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (4.43 billion yen, about US$39.3 million)
  3. Gintama (3.90 billion yen, about US$34.6 million)
  4. Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (3.55 billion yen, about US$31.5 million)
  5. Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai (3.52 billion yen, about US$31.2 million)
  6. Mary and The Witch's Flower (3.29 billion yen, about US$29.2 million)
  7. Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! (opened on December 17, 2016; 3.26 billion yen, about US$28.9 million)
  8. Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2.52 billion yen, about US$22.3 million)
  9. Shinobi no Kuni (2.51 billion yen, about US$22.2 million)
  10. Sekigahara (tied for 10th, 2.40 billion yen, about US$21.3 million)
  11. 22-nenme no Kokuhaku: Watashi ga Satsujinhan Desu (tied for 10th, 2.40 billion yen, about US$21.3 million)

Last year, your name. topped the list with 21.32 billion yen (about US$182.2 million), and Shin Godzilla ranked at #2 with 8.11 billion yen (US$69.30 million). Both earned more than the top-grossing film this year. Last year's Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, earned 6.33 billion yen (about US$54.09 million).

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Foreign Films in Japan in 2017

  1. Beauty and the Beast (12.4 billion yen, about US$110 million)
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (tied for 2nd; opened in Japan on November 23, 2016; 7.3 billion yen, about US$64.7 million)
  3. Despicable Me 3 (tied for 2nd; 7.3 billion yen, about US$64.7 million)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (6.7 billion yen, about US$59.4 million)
  5. Moana (opened in Japan on March 10; 5.16 billion yen, about US$45.8 million)
  6. Sing (opened in Japan on March 17; 5.11 billion yen, about US$45.3 million)
  7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (opened on December 16, 2016; 4.63 billion yen, about US$41.1 million)
  8. La La Land (opened in Japan on February 24; 4.40 billion yen, about US$39.0 million)
  9. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (opened in Japan on January 27; 4.27 billion yen, about US$37.9)
  10. The Fate of the Furious (4.05 billion yen, about US$35.9)

Last year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens topped the list with 11.63 billion yen (about US$99.38 million).

Source: Cinema Today (link 2) via Otakomu

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