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 Japan Box-Office: Weekend Actuals (04/10-11); Charts Updated 
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I haven't reported on any news concerning The Cove, but some theaters in Tokyo recently decided not to show the film, which opens on June 26th. Jason Gray (ScreenDaily correspondent in Tokyo) posted this on his blog a few days ago about the issue:

Debate on suppression of The Cove finally begins in earnest

I was going to add a second update to my June 3rd entry on the cancellation of The Cove's Tokyo screenings but the developments of the past few days really deserve their own post.

Finally, the controversy over The Cove has moved away, or rather graduated from, being about dolphin hunts and other specifics of the film to a larger debate on censorship and suppression. This happened in large part due to Shinoda Hiroyuki, chief editor of a media-centric monthly publication entitled Tsukuru (月刊 『創』). Shinoda organized a June 9 screening in Nakano of The Cove which was seen by some 600 attendees. The event was summarized in this AP article. Despite a police presence, there were no protests to be heard, just some peaceful pamphleteering. I spend a fair amount of time in Nakano but can't ever recall seeing gaisensha roll down Nakano-dôri.

Prior to the screening, a list of prominent journalists, scholars, artists and filmmakers signed a petition against the suppression of the film -- an issue altogether separate from whatever each signee may have thought of the The Cove personally. The list (Japanese only) was reproduced on the blog of talented documentary filmmaker Sôda Kazuhiro (Campaign, Mental), whose own name is included.

Earlier today, The Japan Times reported in more depth about the views expressed after the screening including those of well-known rightist Suzuki Kunio of Issui-kai, an org you may remember from the hooplah over Yasukuni (see my April 19 2008 entry). I have to give Suzuki credit for the common sense he displayed:

If [rightists] can't forgive the movie (for disgracing Japan,) they should let everybody see the movie and say 'See, this movie is horrible.' Not letting people watch the movie is anti-Japanese."

This will probably be the last entry I write about The Cove as the issue is being tracked by the international media now. I look forward to tweeting positive announcements about upcoming screenings and would like to say a big otsukaresama deshita to friend Miyuki Takamatsu at Unplugged for sticking with this effort from the very beginning.

http://jasongray.blogspot.com/2010/06/d ... nally.html



The issue of censorship and suppression of media has been making headlines this year in Japan. Not only regarding The Cove, but also what manga artists, animators, etc. can express in their work and if it's suitable for minors. The issue here deals with characters who appear to be under the age of 18. The bill finally reached committee recently, and was defeated.




Tokyo's Nonexistent Youth Bill Voted Down in Committee
2nd bill to restrict sexualized, "depicted youths" in manga, anime also defeated


The General Affairs Committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly has voted down the bill to regulate sexualized depictions of "nonexistent youths." The bill would prohibit sexualized depictions of "nonexistent youths" — such as in manga, anime, games, and other materials — from being sold to minors. Committee members from the Democratic Party of Japan (the largest faction in the assembly), the Japanese Communist Party, and the Tokyo Seikatsusha Network party voted against the bill. According to the Asahi Shimbun paper, the bill also faces defeat before the entire assembly on Wednesday.

The bill is supported by the Liberal Democratic Party, which is the second largest faction in the assembly and the party of Tokyo's current governor, Shintarō Ishihara. The LDP and its New Komeito Party ally introduced a second version of the bill that attempted to clarify its vague, convoluted language. Among other changes, the second version replaced the newly invented term "nonexistent youth" with "depicted youth"; Governor Ishihara himself said in May that the term "nonexistent youth" makes people wonder, "Are they talking about ghosts or something?" However, the second version of the bill was also voted down in committee.

The last time that a bill presented by any Tokyo governor was defeated in the assembly was in 1988. The Tokyo Metropolian Government's Office for Youth Affairs and Public Safety aims to revise and re-introduce the bill in the assembly's September session.

The Democratic Party of Japan, Japanese Communist Party, and Tokyo Seikatsusha Network have 53, 8, and 3 assembly seats, respectively — enough for a slim majority out of 127 seats to defeat the current bill. The lone member of the Jichi Shimin '93 faction also opposes the bill. By contrast, the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito Party have 38 and 23 seats, respectively.

Like most prefecture-level governments in Japan, Tokyo already has an existing Youth Healthy Development Ordinance to prohibit the sale of "harmful publications" to minors. The Tokyo Metropolian Government's bill would specify that such "harmful publications" would include sexualized yet non-explicit materials that do not involve actual people. 1,421 manga creators, 10 publishing companies, the Japan Pen Club, the Japan Cartoonists Association, and the Writers Guild of Japan voiced their opposition to the bill.

On June 4, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki issued a statement about the bill on the studio's official blog. Suzuki declared that regardless of the outcome of the bill, Studio Ghibli will have faith in and obey the local law as it continues to produce works.

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Openers this Week

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6/16
Yurikonoaroma

6/19
Michael Jackson This Is It (re-release), Sin Nombre, The Spy Next Door, Book of Eli, Halloween II, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Yellow, FURUSATO 3D, Soft Boy


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6/25
Michael Jackson King of Pop Commemorated Movie

6/26
Yellow Handkerchief, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Cove, Il papa di Giovanna, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Happy Ending, Mr. Kaku, Welcome to the Space Show

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6/12-13
Weekend Rankings


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1 1 Confessions Toho 2
2 NEW Iron Man 2 Paramount 1
3 3 Sex and the City 2 WB 2
4 NEW Outrage WB/Office Kitano 1
5 2 Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Episode Blue TOEI 2
6 4 Alice in Wonderland Disney 9
7 5 A Lone Scalpel TOEI 2
8 NEW FLOWERS Toho 1
9 6 Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time Disney 3
10 8 Railways Shochiku 3


Very incredible for Confessions. It increased from last weekend and it opened wide, so I doubt it added any screens. 200,523 admissions this weekend for just over $3m.

Iron Man 2 increased by 20,000 admissions over the original for the 2day, for an estimated $3.8m 3day. So the weekend number should be around $2.8/2.9m.

Sex and the City 2 kept 86% of it's audience compared to last weekend for about $1.7m. Great hold even if it's because of the friday opening it had.

The much buzzed about and critically acclaimed Outrage opened on 155 screens for 106,138 admissions.

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Great! :)

I still don't know why IM1 was so weak in Japan. I thought people were into the robot thing there...


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Variety has Iron Man 2 opening to $3.8m. I read pre-sales were doing well some weeks ago, and this opening is almost double the originals. Very positive considering Transformers 2 (if one uses it as a comparison) saw a sharp drop from the original.

The opening for Iron Man 2 should lead it to a total in the high teens, though $20m might be in reach if it can maintain it's screens during the very crowded July this year. The original finished just below $10m.

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New trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest, The Borrower Arrietty (Kari-gurashi no Arrietty).

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Following the trailer, there's a short scene with the voice actors. The film opens July 17th.

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Not-So-Box Office News of the Week 5 - Manga

Top 10 Manga Sales for May 31-June 6

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1 - One Piece #58 Eiichiro Oda 1,580,757 1,580,757
2 - Bleach #45 Tite Kubo 465,713 465,713
3 - D.Gray-man #20 Katsura Hoshino 241,360 241,360

4 2 Vagabond #33 Original Novel: Eiji Yoshikawa
Art: Takehiko Inoue 112,709 414,702
5 1 Saint Young Men (Saint O-nii-san) #5 Hikaru Nakamura 109,255 646,359
6 - Kaichou wa Maid-sama! #10 Hiro Fujiwara 98,970 98,970
7 - Tegami Bachi [Letter Bee] #10 Hiroyuki Asada 86,147 86,147
8 - Kuroko no Baske #7 Tadatoshi Fujimaki 86,147 86,147
9 - Beelzebub #6 Ryūhei Tamura 73,546 73,546
10 - Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: Kazuya Arc #3 Nobuyuki Fukumoto 52,220 52,220


One Piece #58 only had 3 days included in the weekly sales because it was released on June 4th. The figure though puts the series' copies sold near 17m for 2010, and overall copies sold ever closer to 200m. 200m copies sold should be achieved with Volume 59, which would make One Piece the first Manga to ever sell over 200m copies when it happens.

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Weekend Forecast

1 NEW Iron Man 2
2 1 Confessions
3 2 Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Episode Blue
4 3 Sex and the City 2
5 4 Alice in Wonderland
6 NEW FLOWERS
7 NEW Outrage

8 5 Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time
9 6 Koko no Mesu
10 7 Trick the Movie: Psychic Battle Royale

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Corpse how was IM1 there and what is expected of Iron Man 2 ?

Alice though very great, will miss touching Avatar's feet :cheer:


Iron Man did very poorly. It opened to about $2m, and failed to reach $10m total.

As for the sequel, I actually read a few weeks ago that pre-sales were decent, but online signs aren't strong. It might be able to beat the original, but it probably won't be by much. I'll know more tomorrow.

June in general isn't looking to be too strong, though. This Is It will be re-released (for the second time, the first being last Christmas/New Year) on 220 screens (very large for a re-release) on the 19th and should open well again with the one week only release in preparation for the new King of Pop film that will be rolled out on the 25th.

But besides that, it's just the calm before Bayside Shakedown 3 is released on July 3rd. Toho is marketing it very aggressively, perhaps their biggest push to date. They reached a deal with NTT DoCoMo network, the largest cell phone provider with 50 million users (about 40% of Japan's population), to send out mini-episodes of the series that link to the third movie every Tuesday and Friday for the entire month of June.

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Corpse how was IM1 there and what is expected of Iron Man 2 ?

Alice though very great, will miss touching Avatar's feet :cheer:


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Films being released this weekend,

6/11
Iron Man 2
6/12
Entre les Murs, Survival of the Dead, Outrage, Crazy Heart, Last Song, Love Poem, Kjk


And so I won't have to post again, marketing for Bayside Shakedown 3 is really starting to pick up.

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TOKYO – Special mini-episodes of “Odoru Daisosasen” (“Bayside Shakedown”) are being released for mobile phones to promote the third installment of the mega-hit franchise that bows on July 3.

The 12 episodes comprise a 73-minute story linked to the film, and are being released every Tuesday and Friday this month. They will be available on the NTT DoCoMo network, Japan’s largest with around 50 million subscribers.

The episodes will feature Yuji Oda, star of the movies and the Fuji TV series that preceded them.

“Bayside Shakedown 3” will once again be directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (“Shaolin Girl”), who has helmed the rest of the movies and spin-off TV specials.

2003’s “Bayside Shakedown 2” remains Japan’s biggest-grossing domestic live-action movie with 17.35 billion yen ($190.5 million) [with the current exchange rate].
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... c5a61b1015

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6/5-6
Weekend Analysis


1. Confessions Toho $2,935,807 1 266 $11,037 0 $2,935,807
2. Masked Rider Den-O Trilogy The Movie Episode Blue Toho $2,114,423 1 211 $10,021 0 $2,114,423
3. Sex And The City 2 Warner Bros. International $2,065,231 1 401 $5,150 0 $2,992,787

4. Alice In Wonderland Walt Disney Int'l $2,025,855 8 732 $2,768 -38 $121,449,632
5. Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Walt Disney Int'l $851,203 2 364 $2,338 -47 $4,550,144
6. A Lone Scalpel TOEI $811,655 1 256 $3,171 0 $811,655
7. Trick The Movie Psychic Battle Royale Toho $800,709 5 320 $2,502 -46 $17,702,907
8. Railways Shochiku $568,364 3 201 $2,828 -43 $2,932,209
9. Zatoichi the Last Days Toho $556,461 2 238 $2,338 -41 $2,792,090
10. Box! Toho $414,961 3 237 $1,751 -48 $3,911,347


Confessions has been receiving rave reviews for weeks now, and buzz was quite high, but it wasn't expected to open at No.1 this weekend. A very solid overperformance, and legs should be excellent.

Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Episode Blue opens to nearly an identical amount as Episode Red from a few weeks ago. Episode Yellow will be released on June 19th.

Sex and the City 2 opens to just about the same as the original. $2.1m 2day ($3m 3day) vs $2.6m 2day of the original, so yeah, roughly the same.

Alice in Wonderland took a bit of a hit this week, but not too bad of a hold. $140m is still possible, but it'll begin to lose theaters soon given it's lost so few over the past 8 weeks.

Prince of Persia at least managed to double it's opening after the first week, so that's a good sign. $10m still looks impossible, but eh, the week 2 drop could have been worse.

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Alice in Wonderland has slowed down greatly over the past two weeks, especially this past weekend. It's total after 8 weeks is Y11.1b (or about $121m). Meaning it only added just over $3m for the week. This is going to rule out $150m, with $140m looking to be quite difficult now.

USD

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1. Spirited Away - $234m
2. Titanic - $201.4m
3. Howl's Moving Castle - $190m
4. Ponyo on a Cliff - $172.2m
5. Princess Mononoke - $165.5m
6. Bayside Shakedown 2 - $164.5m
7. Avatar - $160-167m (different reports)
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - $152.9m
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - $142.8m
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - $121.6m
11. Alice in Wonderland - $121.1m
12. The Last Samurai - $119.3m
13. Jurassic Park - $116m
14. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - $109.9m
15. Finding Nemo - $102.4m
16. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $102.1m
17. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - $100.2m
18. Rookies: The Movie - $94.5m
19. Mission: Impossible 2 - $94.1m
20. Independence Day - $92.7m



Yen

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1 Spirited Away ¥30.4b
2 Titanic ¥25.9b
3 Howl's Moving Castle ¥22b
4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ¥20.3b
5 Princess Mononoke ¥19.3b
6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ¥18b
7 Bayside Shakedown 2 ¥17.35b
8 Ponyo on a Cliff ¥15.5b
9 Avatar - ¥15.1/15.3b (different reports)
10 The Last Samurai ¥13.7b
11 Armageddon ¥13.5b
12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ¥13.5b
13 Jurassic Park ¥12.9b
14 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace ¥12.7b
15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ¥11.5 b
16 Independence Day ¥11.3b
17 Alice in Wonderland - ¥11.1b
18 Nankyoku Monogatari ¥11.0b
19 Matrix Reloaded ¥11.0b
20 Finding Nemo ¥11.0b


It looks like Alice will have to settle for 10th Biggest in USD, and 15th Biggest in Yen. Still absolutely amazing, of course. It is the only non-Summer or Holiday release on the charts, which is very impressive.

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6/5-6
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1 NEW Confessions Toho 1
2 NEW Masked Rider Den-o Trilogy The Movie Episode Blue Toei 1
3 NEW Sex and the City 2 WB 1

4 1 Alice in Wonderland Disney 8
5 NEW Alone Scalpel Toei 1
6 2 Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time Disney 2
7 3 Trick The Movie Psychic Battle Royale Toho 5
8 5 Railways Shochiku 2
9 6 Zatoichi The Last Days Toho 2
10 7 Box! Toho 3

Confessions - 194,893 admissions, 269,835,200 Yen ($2.9m USD)
Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Episode Blue - 194,340,350 Yen ($2.1m USD)
Sex and the City 2 - 192,447,820 Yen ($2m USD)
Koko no Mesu - 62,263 admissions, 74,586,600 Yen ($.8m USD)

Alice took a hit this week.

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WEEKEND Forecast

1 NEW Sex and the City 2
2 1 Alice in Wonderland
3 NEW Confessions
4 NEW Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Movie - Episode Blue

5 2 Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time
6 3 Trick The Movie: Psychic Battle Royale
7 NEW Koko no Mesu
8 5 Railways
9 4 Kamen Rider Den O Trilogy Movie - Episode Red
10 6 Zatoichi The Last Days

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The First Half of 2010 result post above has been slightly edited for those interested.

And as promised, here are the theater listings for this week for Shibuya District of Tokyo, and for Osaka, Japan.

This Weeks Openers include: My Brother, Sex and the City 2, Seaside Motel, Killer, Bright Star, Confessions, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Blue, Hetalia the Movie, Real Onigokko 2, Kuro Nezumi, Kokouno-mes


SHIBUYA Theater Listings:

SHIBUYA TOKYU (03) Gekijoban: Gintama Shin Yakubenizakurahen (Japanese animation), 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 6:50 p.m.; for other programs, call theater.

SHIBUTOH CINE TOWER 1-4 (03) : Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho: Part 2 (Japanese); Gekijoban: Trick (Japanese); Green Zone; The Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (subtitled in Japanese)

RISE X (03) : Breathless (Korean, subtitled in Japanese), 11:10 a.m., 1:45, 4:20, 7:00 p.m.

CINEMA RISE (03) : Precious, 11:55 a.m., 2:20, 4:45, 7:20 p.m.; Tetsuo the Bullet Man (Japanese), 11:30 a.m., 1:40, 3:50, 6:00, 8:00 p.m.

UPLINK X (03) : TOCHKA (Japanese), 8:50 p.m.; Sound to Music (Japanese), 12:30, 3:00, 7:00 p.m.

CINE SAISON (03) : Permanent Nobara (Japanese), 11:30 a.m., 1:50, 4:10, 6:40 p.m.

SHIBUYA TOEI 1, 2 (03) : Zebraman: Zebra City no Gyakushu (Japanese), 11:20 a.m., 1:45, 4:10, 6:35 p.m., till Friday.; Zebraman: Zebra City no Gyakushu (Japanese), 11:20, 1:45, 6:10, 6:35 p.m.; Alice in Wonderland (subtitled in Japanese) (2D), 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:40, 7:00 p.m.

SHIBUYA HUMAX CINEMA (03) : Zatoichi The Last (Japanese), 10:30 a.m., 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:05 p.m.

CINE QUINTO (03) : Solanin (Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:00 p.m., till Friday.; Kokuhaku (Japanese)

SHIBUYA CINE PALACE (03) : Railways (Japanese), 10:00 a.m., 12:40, 3:20, 6:00 p.m.; Sex and the City 2, 11:00 a.m., 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 p.m.

LE CINEMA 1, 2 (03) : Don Giovanni (Italian, subtitled in Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:45 p.m., till Friday; Orchestra!, 10:40 a.m., 1:20, 4:00, 7:00 p.m.; Yazima Beauty Salon, 7:20 p.m., till Friday; The Piano (French, subtitled in Japanese), 4:50 p.m., till Friday; Bright Star (English, subtitled in Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:45, 4:30, 7:20 p.m.

HUMAN TRUST CINEMA SHIBUYA (03) : Gekijoban: Bungaku Shojo (Japanese animation), 10:00 a.m. till Friday; Tidakankan (Japanese), 12:30, 3:00, 5:30 p.m.; Shodo Girls (Japanese), 10:30 a.m., 1:05, 3:40, 6:15 p.m.; Box! (Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:35, 4:10, 6:50 p.m.; Ramune (Japanese), 8:50 p.m., till Friday; Seaside Motel (Japanese); Real Oni Gokko 2 (Japanese)

EURO SPACE (03) : Crossing (Korean, subtitled in Japanese), 9:00 p.m.; Kawa no niwa kara Konnichiwa (Japanese), 11:25 a.m., 1:50, 4:15, 6:40 p.m.; Kimi to Arukou (Japanese), 9:10 p.m., till Friday; BOX - Hakamada Jiken Inochi to wa (Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 p.m.

SHIBUYA THEATER TSUTAYA (03) : Darling wa Gaikokujin (Japanese), 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 p.m.; Detective Conan: Lost Ship (Japanese animation), 11:00 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 6:00, 8:15 p.m.; Yugure (Japanese)

CINEMA ANGELICA (03) : Asia Film Festival

THEATER IMAGE FORUM (03) : Burma VJ, 11:05 a.m., 1:05, 3:05, 5:05 p.m., English subtitled show from 7:05 p.m.; Murasaki Kagami (Japanese), 9:00 p.m.

THEATER N SHIBUYA (03) : Mutant Girls - Squad (Japanese), 11:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15 p.m.; Hero Show (Japanese), 11:00 a.m., 1:10, 4:00, 6:30 p.m.




OSAKA Theater Listings:

TOHO CINEMAS UMEDA (06): Gekijoban: Trick (Japanese); Alice In Wonderland (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese) (3D); Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho: Part 2 (Japanese); Detective Conan: Lost Ship (Japanese animation); Green Zone; Box! (Japanese); Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (dubbed/subtitled in Japanese); Zatoichi The Last (Japanese); Kokuhaku (Japanese); Whip It; from Fri., Iron Man 2

UMEDA PICCADILLY (06) : Alice In Wonderland (2D); From Paris With Love (English, French, Mandarin and German, subtitled in Japanese); Railways (Japanese); Sex and The City 2 (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese)

UMEDA BURG 7 (06) : Alice In Wonderland (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese) (3D); Green Zone; Haru tono Tabi (Japanese); Legion; Kamen Rider The Movie Chodeno Trilogy (Japanese); Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; Hero Show (Japanese); Tetsuo The Bullet Man (Japanese); Koko no Mesu (Japanese); Ginmaku Hetalia (Japanese animation); Gekijoban Gintama (Japanese animation)

UMEDA GARDEN CINEMA (06) : Orchestra! (French, subtitled in Japanese), 10:00 a.m., 12:30, 3:00 p.m.; Torocco (Japanese), 9:50 a.m.; Solanin (Japanese), 8:50 p.m.; Seaside Motel (Japanese), 12:10, 2:20, 4:30, 6:40 p.m.

CINE LIBRE UMEDA (06) : Permanent Nobara (Japanese); Gekijoban: Trigun (Japanese animation); 9(animation); Revenge (English, Cantonese and French, subtitled in Japanese)

THEATRE UMEDA (06) : Gekijoban Bungaku Shojo (Japanese animation); Planzet (Japanese animation); Real Onigokko 2 (Japanese); Bright Star

CINE NOUVEAU (06) : Sento Shojo (Japanese); Kimi to Aruko (Japanese); Art Director Norimichi Ikawa Special

DAI NANA GEIJUTSU GEKIJO (06) : Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed County (Burmese and English, subtitled in Japanese), 2:40, 6:40 p.m.; Hoshi no Kuni kara Mago Futari (Japanese), till Wed., 10:30 a.m.; One Shot One Kill -- Heishi ni Naru to Iukoto (Japanese), 12:30 a.m.; Momoiro no Jehanne Darc (Japanese), 4:30 p.m. (no screening on Sat.)

NAMBA PARKS CINEMA (06) : Alice In Wonderland (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese) (3D) (2D); Gekijoban Gintama (Japanese animation); Green Zone; From Paris With Love (English, French, Mandarin and German, subtitled in Japanese); Shodo Girls (Japanese); Cinema Kabuki (Japanese); Permanent Nobara (Japanese); Kamen Rider The Movie Chodeno Trilogy (Japanese); Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(subtitled/dubbed in Japanese); Railways (Japanese); Hero Show (Japanese); Sex and The City 2 (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese); Seaside Motel (Japanese); Koko no Mesu (Japanese)

SHIKISHIMA CINEPOP (06) : The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day; Real Onigokko 2 (Japanese); Telecinema7 Special

TOHO CINEMAS NAMBA (06) : Zatoichi The Last (Japanese); Alice In Wonderland (subtitled/dubbed in Japanese) (3D); Detective Conan: Lost Ship (Japanese animation); Gekijoban: Trick (Japanese); Green Zone; Box! (Japanese); Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time; Brothers; Sex and The City 2; Kokuhaku (Japanese); Somewhere in Time

CINEM@RT SHINSAIBASHI (06) : Crossing; Tetsuo The Bullet Man (Japanese); Bright Star; Tenohira no Shosetsu (Japanese); Break Blade Chapter 1

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Update in local currency.


Info: 1b is generally seen as the success mark in the region. Eiren (Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan) will only include films that reached 1b or more in their yearly rankings, too.

Title/Yen Total/(Days in Release/tracking ends)

In Release:

Alice in Wonderland - 10,711,505,799 (44)
Nodame Cantabile The Movie II - 3,535,590,735 (44)
Detective Conan The Lost Ship in the Sky - 3,066,975,026 (44)
Clash of the Titans - 1,487,011,580 (37)
Trick the Movie 3 - 1,411,321,077 (23)
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Gintama the Movie - 977,252,480 (37)
Green Zone - 618,132,657 (17)
Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Red - 394,509,894 (9)
Box! - 265,123,053 (9)




2010 (Dec 09 included) Archive:

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Avatar - 15,102,269,291 (127) #9 All Time
Up - 4,784,235,843 (58)
One Piece Strong World - 4,726,705,502 (65)
Nodame Cantabile The Movie I - 4,076,527,356 (86)
Doraemon Nobita's South Sea Adventure - 3,151,679,923 (51)
Oceans - 2,412,089,897 (52)
Liar Game: The Final Stage - 2,339,592,132 (44)
Sherlock Holmes - 2,070,293,214 (38)
Younger Brother - 1,907,437,001 (38)
Shutter Island - 1,566,735,404 (38)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - 1,385,675,008 (38)
Crayon Shin-chan Super Dimension - 1,242,523,290 (37)
Pretty Cure DX2 All Stars - 1,095,176,100 (37)
Sayonara itsu - 1,069,513,947 (30)
Golden Slumber - 1,003,169,089 (31)
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Invictus - 777,700,867 (31)
District 9 - 740,474,670 (30)
Public Enemies - 736,260,400 (31)
The Hurt Locker - 718,078,172 (44)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya - 691,635,006 (51)
Nine - 695,544,095 (31)
My Darling is a Foreigner - 652,487,086 (30)
The Lovely Bones - 624,185,243 (23)
The Imaginarium of Doctor - 595,856,110 (23)
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva - 574,543,963 (30)
Paranormal Activity - 493,873,464 (23)
Negotiator The Movie - 490,132,846 (16)
The Princess and the Frog - 455,476,088 (31)
Solanin - 449,248,120 (23)
Surrogates - 446,822,156 (17)
Where the Wild Things Are - 446,237,608 (17)
Samurai Sentai Super Sentai Shinkenger GOONJA VS screen BANG!! - 427,741,020 (23)
BANDAGE - 404,627,050 (16)
It's Complicated - 402,610,955 (16)
Yazima Beauty Salon the Movie - 351,543,934 (25)
Valentine's Day - 351,100,708 (16)
Idakankan - 340,042,500 (23)
Saru Lock The Movie - 290,747,900 (17)


*Films below 250,000,000 are excluded.


Some films in the archive will go up because tracking became unavailable at some point, but they are in fact still in some theaters. Liar Game is a good example. It was reported to have crossed 2.4b Yen and it is still in release, but tracking stopped a few weeks ago.



In other news, The Cove has been cancelled for release in select theaters in Shibuya, Tokyo. The release date is June 26.

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First Half of 2010 (Dec. 03 - May 30) is now officially over, so here is how the Top 10 currently looks,

Top 10 Manga of 2010 (Dec. 09 Included):

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1 One Piece #57 Eiichiro Oda 2,305,594 Shueisha
2 One Piece #56 Eiichiro Oda 2,276,013 Shueisha
3 Fullmetal Alchemist #24 Hiromu Arakawa 1,251,949 Square Enix
4 Nodame Cantabile #23 Tomoko Ninomiya 1,223,488 Kodansha
5 Fullmetal Alchemist #25 Hiromu Arakawa 1,208,345 Square Enix
6 Naruto #49 Masashi Kishimoto 1,152,551 Shueisha
7 Naruto #50 Masashi Kishimoto 1,119,029 Shueisha
8 Naruto #51 Masashi Kishimoto 952,072 Shueisha
9 Kimi ni Todoke #10 Karuho Shiina 939,831 Shueisha
10 Hunter X Hunter #27 Yoshihiro Togashi 918,059 Shueisha

Top 10 Manga of 2010 By Series:

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1 One Piece Eiichiro Oda 15,220,095 Shueisha
2 Naruto Masashi Kishimoto 4,178,597 Shueisha
3 Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima 3,616,942 Kodansha
4 Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa 3,169,048 Square Enix
5 Nodame Cantabile Tomoko Ninomiya 3,029,300 Kodansha
6 Bleach Tite Kubo 2,626,932 Shueisha
7 Kimi ni Todoke Karuho Shiina 2,533,556 Shueisha
8 Gintama Hideaki Sorachi 2,376,060 Shueisha
9 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Akira Amano 2,083,508 Shueisha
10 Bakuman. Story: Tsugumi Ohba Art: Takeshi Obata 1,574,448 Shueisha



Top 10 Films of 2010 (Dec. 09 Included):

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1 Avatar Fox Int'l $166,371,800
2 Alice In Wonderland Walt Disney Int'l $117,831,323
3 Up Walt Disney Int'l $54,285,463
4 One Piece Strong World TOEI $53,195,074
5 Nodame Cantabile The Movie I Toho $44,322,317
6 Nodame Cantabile The Movie II Toho $38,072,141
7 Doraemon Nobita's South Sea Adventure Toho $34,796,716
8 Detective Conan The Lost Ship in the Sky Toho $33,844,417
9 Liar Game: The Final Stage Toho $26,160,537

10 Oceans GAGA $25,721,299

Top 10 Opening Weekends of 2010


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1. April, Alice in Wonderland (Disney) - $14.3m (2day), 859 screens - $16,644 pta, 828,149 admissions
2. Dec. 09, One Piece Strong World (TOEI) - $11.7m (2day), 188 screens - $62,192 pta, 822,314 admissions
3. Dec. 09, Up (Disney) - $7m (2day), 663 screens - $10,461 pta, 440,804 admissions
4. Dec. 09, Avatar (Fox) - $6.6m (2day)/$14.5m (5day), 839 screens - $7,881 pta
5. March, Doraemon South Sea Adventure (Toho) - $6.115m (2day), 366 screens - $16,710 pta, 498,198 admissions
6. April, Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II (Toho) - $6.114m (2day), 410 screens - $14,915 pta, 437,613 admissions
7. April, Detective Conan Lost Ship in the Sky (Toho) - $6.103m (2day), 352 screens - $17,339 pta, 471,527 admissions
8. Dec. 09, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider W & Dikeido (TOEI) - $5.2m (2day), 292 screens - $17,882 pta, 396,178 admissions
9. Dec. 09, Nodame Cantabile: The Movie I (Toho) - $4.4m (2day), 409 screens - $10,612 pta, 317,302 admissions
10. March, Liar Game: The Final Stage (Toho) - $4.3m (2day), 283 screens - $15,307 pta, 308,824 admissions


Still in Top Listings/Release

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A few other recent Hollywood films: Shrek 4 - Dec 18, Robin Hood - Dec 4. Both will count as 2011 releases.

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Weekend Analysis


1. Alice In Wonderland Walt Disney Int'l $3,288,375 7 794 $4,142 -21 $117,831,323
2. Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Walt Disney Int'l $1,612,672 1 364 $4,430 0 $2,066,709
3. Trick The Movie Psychic Battle Royale Toho $1,481,282 4 320 $4,629 -33 $16,108,623
4. Masked Rider Den-O Trilogy the Movie Episode Red TOEI $1,157,313 2 210 $5,511 -55 $4,389,187
5. Railways Shochiku $996,955 2 201 $4,960 1567 $1,056,130
6. Zatoichi the Last Days Toho $935,561 1 238 $3,931 0 $935,561

7. Box! Toho $793,186 2 237 $3,347 -34 $2,912,235
8. Nodame Cantabile The Movie II Toho $640,580 7 344 $1,862 -32 $38,072,141
9. Green Zone Toho Towa $624,362 3 259 $2,411 -50 $7,055,622
10. Detective Conan The Lost Ship in the Sky Toho $443,825 7 326 $1,361 -49 $33,844,417

Still strong for Alice in Wonderland. Still nothing indicating a finish below $140m, with $150m still looking likely. It's tracking about $11m ahead of Avatar, but the week number is about half of Avatar's 7th week. Week 9 is where the totals of the two will be about the same.

Poor debut for Prince of Persia. For a Hollywood tentpole, it really lacked the screens (probably due to Alice in Wonderland), but even still, it's a very disappointing start. $10m is probably out of reach for it.

Trick the Movie 3 is still going strong. It's about $4m away from surpassing the previous installment. Mid-20's is still looking like a very solid finish.

Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider saw it's usual second weekend drop. Episode Blue will be released this coming weekend, followed by Episode Yellow in two weeks.

Decent openings for both Railways and Zatoichi.

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June Release Schedule

6/4
My Brother, Sex and the City 2

6/5
Seaside Motel, Killer, Bright Star, Confessions, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Blue, Hetalia the Movie, Real Onigokko 2, Kuro Nezumi, Kokouno-mes

6/11
Iron Man 2

6/12
Entre les Murs, Survival of the Dead, Outrage, Crazy Heart, Last Song, Love Poem, Kjk,

6/16
Yurikonoaroma

6/19
Michael Jackson This Is It (re-release), Sin Nombre, The Spy Next Door, Book of Eli, Halloween II, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Yellow, FURUSATO 3D, Soft Boy

6/25
Michael Jackson King of Pop Commemorated Movie

6/26
Yellow Handkerchief, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Cove, Il papa di Giovanna, Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Happy Ending, Mr. Kaku, Welcome to the Space Show

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Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro film has sold 1.001 million DVD copies in Japan as of the May 24-30 week — 440 weeks after its first release. The 1988 film first shipped in Japan on September 28, 2001. It has remained in the top 300 of Oricon's weekly DVD ranking charts ever since. By contrast, the 2-Disc Special Edition of Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has also sold one million copies in Japan, but has only ranked on the weekly charts 26 times.

Despite this record, Totoro is only the #3 top-selling Ghibli film on DVD in Japan to date. Spirited Away has sold an estimated 2.344 million copies on DVD since 2002, and Howl's Moving Castle has sold an estimated 1.216 million copies on DVD since 2005.


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The Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) film has topped Oricon's weekly sales ranking charts in both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc categories in Japan during the May 24-30 week. In one week, Evangelion: 2.22's 357,000 Blu-ray sales have already topped all the Blu-ray copies of Michael Jackson's This Is It that have been sold in Japan so far (351,000 copies). Evangelion: 2.22's is also now the top-selling Blu-ray in Japan since Oricon began keeping records in this category in July of 2008. (James Cameron's Avatar film sold 198,000 copies on Blu-ray in Japan since April.)

Evangelion: 2.22 also sold 283,029 DVDs as the top DVD of the May 24-30 week. It topped Ponyo's 200,000-copy record for first-week sales for an anime DVD release. All told, Evangelion: 2.22 earned 2.21 billion yen (about US$24 million) on Blu-ray and 1.72 billion yen (US$19 million) on DVD for a grand total of 3.93 billion yen (US$43 million) in its first week of sales.

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5/29-30,
Weekend Admission Rankings


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1 1 Alice in Wonderland Disney 7
2 NEW Prince of Persia Disney
3 3 Trick the Movie: Psychic Battle Royale Toho 4
4 2 Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Red Toei 2
5 NEW Railways 49 Shochiku
6 NEW Zatoichi The Last Toho

7 5 Box! Toho 2
8 7 Nodame Cantabile the Movie II Toho 7
9 4 Green Zone Toho/Towa 3
10 6 Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky Toho 7
11 10 Gintama the Movie: A New Retelling WB 6


Zatoichi the Last - 69,184 admissions on 238 screens


A few more numbers are in:

No official number for Alice in Wonderland, but Y11,000,000,000 is expected to be crossed soon. My guess is that Alice is around 10.7/10.8 (or about $118m). Avatar's final total was 15.3b (or $167m).

Prince of Persia - 154,354 admissions on 364 screens for Y188m (or about $2.1m) over three days.

That's pretty poor for Prince of Persia. It didn't get near as many screens as one would expect (I say because Disney kept Alice on them), and just breaking 150,000 admissions for a $2m long weekend is bad. Y1b ($11m) is going to be almost impossible.

Trick the Movie 3 in it's fourth week gained 100,249 admissions, for Y134,784,550 (or about $1.5m).

Railways 49 - 78,367 admissions on 201 screens, for Y90,714,700 (or about $1m).

Zatoichi the Last - 69,184 admissions on 238 screens, for Y85,128,400 (or about $.9m)

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Upcoming releases:

6/4: Sex and the City 2, Brothers
6/5: Confessions, Seaside Motel, Killer (not Killers), Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Blue, Real Onigokko 2, Kuro Nezumi, Bright Star

Expect Seaside Motel, Sex and the City 2, and Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Episode Blue to make the biggest impact on the Top 10.

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“Don't forget to smile in any situation. As long as you are alive, there will be better things later, and there will be many.”


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