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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Opens at #1 in Japan

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ibuki, Detective Pikachu, Kingdom, Sadako, Conan, Promare stay in top 10

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters film sold 479,000 tickets and earned 677 million yen (about US$6.27 million) to rank #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film opened in 431 theaters in Japan last Friday. Box Office Mojo noted that, with the opening Friday included, the film earned US$8.4 million in Japan.

The film earned an estimated US$49 million in the United State, and a total of US$179 million on its opening weekend worldwide.

The live-action film of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga dropped from #1 to #3 in its second weekend. The film sold 123,000 tickets and earned 148,651,000 yen (about US$1.37 million) over the weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 729,475,100 yen (about US$6.76 million). The film opened on May 24, and it sold 265,070 tickets for 332,068,500 yen (about US$3.07 million) over its first three days.

Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.' live-action Pokemón: Detective Pikachu film dropped from #3 to #5 in the Japanese box office rankings in its fifth weekend. The film earned 136,961,700 yen (about US$1.26 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.85 million tickets, and has cumulatively earned 2,636,583,700 yen (about US$24.43 million).

The live-action film of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga dropped from #5 to #6 in its seventh weekend. The film earned 127,618,700 yen (about US$1.18 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has sold a total of 3.88 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 5,160,666,400 yen (about US$47.82 million).

Sadako, the Ring horror franchise's new film, dropped from #4 to #7 in its second weekend. The film earned 99,091,200 yen (about US$917,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a total of 431,838,500 yen (about US$4 million).

Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd Detective Conan anime film, dropped from #6 to #8 in its eighth weekend. The film earned 93,914,600 yen (about US$870,100) from Friday to Sunday. It has sold a total of 6.88 million tickets, and has cumulatively earned 8,785,031,300 yen (about US$81.42 million).

Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare dropped from #8 to #10 in its second weekend. The film earned 58,816,800 yen (about US$544,800) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 231,342,300 yen (about US$2.14 million). The film earned 41,416,700 yen (about US$377,900) in its first three days.

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shinkon Ryokō Hurricane ~Ushinawareta Hiroshi~ (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Honeymoon Hurricane, Lost Hiroshi), the series' 27th film, dropped out of the top 10 in its seventh weekend, but it still earned 36,082,900 yen (about US$334,300) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,978,810,800 yen (about US$18.33 million).

Lupin the IIIrd: Mine Fujiko no Uso (Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie), the new theatrical anime film for the Lupin III franchise, ranked at #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend.

The anime film of Kentetsu Takamori's Buddhist book Tannishō o Hiraku (Opening the Tannishō) dropped from #3 to #5 in the mini-theater ranking in its second weekend.

Sources: Eiga.com, Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), comScore via KOFIC


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