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They really do need to get over the Pokemon thing already.


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They really do need to get over the Pokemon thing already.



Like the Jews and the Holocaust.



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Hmm, Harry Potter will beat $100 million, I think.

Toy Story 3 is a contender for $80-100 million too.

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Hmm, Harry Potter will beat $100 million, I think.

Toy Story 3 is a contender for $80-100 million too.


I dunno how the first two performed in this market.

I would think TS3 could be really big in Britain, though, considering how huge Toy Story 2 was in '99.


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There's quite a few $100m contenders next year.

Bayside Shakedown 3 is probably a lock. Local films haven't taken a hit over the years, but rather, they have been increasing. So I don't think going from $165m to below $100m is possible. I could even see BS3 doing $150 or more.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will probably hit $100m, but it may not be a lock. As you can see in the lists in the first post, the series has been losing quite a bit of it's audience (HP4 - 11b yen, HP5 - 9.4b yen, HP6 - 8.45b yen). Potter 6 was lucky that the dollar has recovered well, so the audience loss didn't do much and even let it become the biggest in the franchise since HP3 in USD. I don't think it'll lose much of it's audience now though since the only film(s) remaining are the final two. It'll probably remain pretty much the same for Part I, if I had to guess.

Ghibli's Karigurashi no Arrietty has a shot. It's the first Ghibli film not directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2006, when Tales of Earthsea performed well ($63m), but didn't meet expectations, and received a mixed response in general. Many probably, unfairly, expected it to be as good as a Hayao Miyazaki film since it was directed by his own son. It's likely Karigurashi no Arrietty is met with a more positive response after it opens, so I wouldn't rule out $100m.

Then of course there is most likely another tv drama adaptation I'm unaware of at the moment that is going to do very well. The past few years the genre has been seeing a big growth spurt.

I wouldn't rule out Toy Story 3 either, but doubling Wall-E and Up seems really unlikely.

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The only thing that lost it's popularity everywhere but Japan was the anime basically. The video games still sell just as much as they did 10 years ago worldwide, and is still the 2nd best selling video game franchise ever by a wide margin over 3rd place, but will likely never reach Mario for 1st.

It seems like here anime has become as popular as ever in the last few years. It finally came out of the shadow of the Net and black market. Many series and films were released on official DVDs, and most of the video stores have a special Anime section.


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I believe a live action SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (STAR BLAZERS) movie is coming out December 2010 in Japan.



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Is that the first live-action adaptation?

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (animated) was released three weeks ago. But it was only in the Top 10 for one week.

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Is that the first live-action adaptation?

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (animated) was released three weeks ago. But it was only in the Top 10 for one week.


No clue. Collider had an article on it.


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Yamato? Anime series(first season) was... alright. That's considered classic, yes?


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Well, it's certainly old enough to be considered "classic" now I suppose. I've never watched the show before.

The live-action adaptation you posted about LadiesMan is schedule for December 2010. I'm not familiar with the director, but the guy in the teaser you posted is Takuya Kimura. He voiced Howl in Howl's Moving Castle and is a member of SMAP, a popular jpop group. They've been around for like 20 years I think.

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A 30-second teaser trailer for actor and voice actor Shun Oguri's directorial debut, Surely Someday is now streaming on the official website. Shogo Muto (Crows Zero) wrote the script for the movie along with Oguri (Gokusen, Hana Yori Dango [2005], Densha Otoko, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa), who added his input based on his own experiences. Yoko Kanno (Macross Frontier, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Escaflowne) is composing the music.

The movie stars Keisuke Koide (Nodame Cantabile, Gokusen), Ryo Katsuji (Battle Royale II: Requiem, Origin ~Spirits of the Past~), Gou Ayano (Kamen Rider 555), Ryohei Suzuki (Mei-chan no Shitsuji), and Tsuyoshi Muro (Yatterman) as members of a high-school band. The band spends all their free time practicing for a festival, but at the last minute the festival is canceled. The band decides to issue a fake bomb threat at the school to reinstate the festival, however, when a real bomb goes off, the members of the band are forced to take responsibility and are kicked out of school. Three years later, the real story behind that incident unfolds as the members of the band try to piece their lives back together.

The movie will hit theaters in Japan on July 17, 2010.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... t-streamed


Some of the names and movies/shows mentioned here probably look familiar to regulars to the 2008/2009 threads. While the studio releasing it rarely makes a big BO impact, it certainly has the cast and crew behind it who are responsible for several hits over the past few years (BO and Tv)

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The only thing that lost it's popularity everywhere but Japan was the anime basically. The video games still sell just as much as they did 10 years ago worldwide, and is still the 2nd best selling video game franchise ever by a wide margin over 3rd place, but will likely never reach Mario for 1st.

It seems like here anime has become as popular as ever in the last few years. It finally came out of the shadow of the Net and black market. Many series and films were released on official DVDs, and most of the video stores have a special Anime section.



Funny that you mention that.

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1. The expansion of simultaneous overseas release of anime and manga
2. Evangelion, Summer Wars, One Piece emerge as hit anime films
3. The rise, fall, and revival of the National Media Arts Center ("Anime Hall of Fame")
4. Gundam's 30th anniversary: Odaiba's 1/1-scale statue becomes a social phenomenon
5. Gonzo's delisting and the effects of the recession on the anime industry
6. Shogakukan, Shueisha buy French and German anime distributors
7. The founding of West Ghibli and other regional anime studios
8. Japanese animation featured at Locarno International Film Festival
9. TV Tokyo establishes a new in-house anime department
10. The rise of Japanese 3D CG feature films: Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror and Yona Yona Penguin

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Funny that you mention that.

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The animeanime.jp industry news website lists the top 10 anime business news of 2009:

1. The expansion of simultaneous overseas release of anime and manga

Oh, I forgot to mention manga. I've never held manga in my hands before like 2 years ago. Now they just keep releasing them like crazy, lots and lots of manga. Compared to manga, comicbooks and graphic novels are almost non-existent. Very few graphic novels were released here, and only few major series of the Marvel comicbooks.


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When I started reviewing Japanese films for The Japan Times in 1989, many of the people making and distributing them were convinced that the Hollywood juggernaut was slowly crushing them. How could they hope to compete against superior Hollywood technology and vastly larger Hollywood budgets?

In the past decade, however, Japan's film industry has not only survived but thrived. In the 10 years from 1999 to 2008, the number of local films released soared from 270 to 418, while their market share rose from 31.9 percent to 59.5 percent.

First among the reasons for this flowering is that the TV networks and Toho — the top distributor and exhibitor — have produced a strong, steady flow of hits during the past decade. The leader is Fuji TV, whose "Odoru Daisosasen" ("Bayside Shakedown") films, spun from a cult hit Fuji series about a cheeky detective's battles with crooks and the police bureaucracy, have consistently topped the box-office charts since the first in 1998.

Japanese commercial films typically begin life as a popular TV series, manga, novel or game. The rights owner, be it a network or publisher, joins with other media companies to produce and publicize a film. This "production committee"(seisaku iinkai) system is not new; Fuji TV pioneered it nearly three decades ago. It is also hardly either infallible or ideal; committee group-think has produced many flops over the years, while filtering originality out of even successful films.

But production committees, with their wide media reach, can publicize films with a thoroughness and tenacity that Hollywood film distributors, who fly in their stars for brief media blitzes, are hard put to match.

Also, audience preferences have shifted away from Hollywood films, once considered the last word in cool, to local franchises. The animation of Hayao Miyazaki — including his fantasy masterpiece "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" ("Spirited Away," 2001), whose ¥30.4 billion gross is an all-time record in Japan — has been thumping Disney and Pixar at the box office regularly for two decades.

But of the 400 plus Japanese films released every year, fewer than 30 make ¥1 billion — considered the mark of a mainstream hit. Most play in only a handful of theaters and struggle to recoup their production costs. But these smaller films also account for nearly all the major festival invitations and prizes that have gone to Japan in the past decade.

Many of their directors are veterans of the 1990s New Wave, including Takeshi Kitano, Hirokazu Kore'eda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Shinya Tsukamoto. At the same time, directors who were indie stalwarts in the previous decade have gone mainstream in this one, such as Isao Yukisada with his smash melodrama "Sekkai no Chushin de Ai o Sakebu" ("Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World," 2004), which started a cycle of films about tragic teenage love.

The veteran making the biggest leap to fame and fortune, however, was Yojiro Takita, a former porn director who evolved into a mainstream journeyman. But Takita's 2008 funeral-business drama "Okuribito" ("Departures") won 98 prizes around the world (at last count), including an Oscar for Best Foreign- Language Film. while grossing ¥6.5 billion.

Many talented new directors have also emerged in this decade, including numerous women. Among the most successful is Naoko Ogigami, maker of the 2006 indie smash "Kamome Shokudo" ("Kamome Diner"), a heart-warming, mouth-watering drama about three women who run a Japanese-style restaurant in Helsinki.

Another is Mika Ninagawa, a photographer-turned-director whose 2006 debut "Sakuran," a period drama set in the world of oiran (feudal-era courtesans) was a hit among young women for its flamboyant sense of design and color and its blithe disregard for period-drama conventions, exemplified by Sheena Ringo's jazz/pop/cabaret soundtrack.

Still another fast-rising woman director is Miwa Nishikawa, a protege of Hirokazu Kore'eda. She won a slew of accolades and awards for "Yureru" ("Sway"), a twisty drama of deadly brotherly rivalry, including the Japanese Professional Movie Awards' Best Director prize.

Despite the strong flow of new talent, and the upsurge in production, the current state of the Japanese film business is hardly all sunshine and roses. The increase in screens, from 2,221 in 1999 to 3,359 in 2008, has not kept pace with demand — and dozens of films have ended up on shelves instead of in theaters. Also, the sharp decline in the DVD market — store sales of DVDs fell by 11.2 percent in 2008 alone — has made it harder to turn a profit, driving many smaller distributors to the edge and beyond.

Finally, the drift of audiences away from the traditional art-house film has forced the once thriving "mini theater" (i.e., art house) sector to program more populist fare, from the sort of cult and genre items once found only in video bins to commercial films starring dogs and cats.

This change in audience tastes has impacted the careers of up-and-coming directors, who are more and more following in the footsteps of, not indie auteurs, but international cult favorite Takashi Miike, who regards his genre works-for-hire as, not violations of his artistic integrity, but occasions to explore the wilder, darker, funnier reaches of his imagination.

At the same time, falling cost of production, from digicams to editing equipment, has encouraged more young filmmakers to experiment in every direction and medium, from documentary to animation. Their zero-budget films, released in maybe one small Tokyo theater, are often little more than glorified film-school exercises, but others, such as Tetsuaki Matsue's "Live Tape" (2009), a live-performance docudrama in one 74-minute take, are brilliantly risk-taking and convention-challenging in the best indie tradition.

Far from withering and dying, the Japanese film industry has become, in the past decade, one of the most vital and interesting on the planet. How long the current box-office bonanza will last is anyone's guess. One thing is certain, though: Japanese filmmakers will continue to entertain, inspire, baffle and outrage, come hell or Hollywood.

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 211r1.html


A bit winded, but some goody information in here.

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Woo hoo! First year end numbers (well, December grosses aren't included, this list is as of November, and 3 or 4 of the December films will enter the top 10 I'm about to post in January).

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1. Rookies: The Movie - $90.51m (8.42b yen)
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2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - $86m (8.0b yen)
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3. Departures - $69.2m (6.44b yen) *
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4. Red Cliff Part II - $59.7m (5.55b yen)
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5. Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life - $49.2m (4.58b yen)
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6. Michael Jackson's This Is It - $47.5m (4.42b yen) **
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7. 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption - $46.7m (4.34b yen)
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8. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance - $43m (4.0b yen) **
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8. Wall-E - $43m (4.0b yen) *
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10. Amalufi: Megami no hōshū - $38.5m (3.58b yen)

*These were 2008 releases they included for some reason. And finally, a concrete Wall-E number.
**This Is It was re-released during Christmas week and brought it's total to $49.4m. Evangelion 2.0 was re-released for one day (New Years), so it'll go up slightly.

It's interesting because Variety last month had higher figures for both Rookies and Harry Potter. This actually means Harry Potter 6 did NOT stop the downward trend as it dropped 2m below Harry Potter 5 (and 1.4b in yen). I hate that they included two 2008 releases here.

Also, there is a big gap between Pokemon and Red Cliff. Up and One Piece are heading somewhere in there. And Nodame Cantabile and 2012 are eyeing 40m+, so this Top 10 is still far from complete, but at least we have official final numbers for several of them. I'll try to judge Avatar once I see it's weekend and total gross in a few hours.

http://movie.goo.ne.jp/special/ranking/boxoffice.html
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Bah, Japan hasn't been included in the international box office news yet. But it looks like it placed 6th or 7th behind Spain, France, UK, Russia, etc. despite Avatar being in it's third vs second in Japan.

Up grossed $3.1m according to THR, or about 20% up from last weekend. That's rather low to me considering Wall-E increase over 50% this weekend and actually grossed the exact same ($3.1m). Up had been comfortably ahead each weekend. If Up "only" increased 20%, pretty low compared to past first weekends in January, I don't think increases will be all too high, with some possible small decreases perhaps to (Saturday was post-New Years day, so that may have hurt the overall weekend).

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Wall-E vs Up

Wall-E:
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $4,850,736 1 458 $10,591 0 $5,538,163 (3-day/or previews opening I guess)
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $4,493,479 2 459 $9,790 -7 $12,650,027
2. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $2,873,238 3 454 $6,329 -36 $17,890,694
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $2,090,971 4 456 $4,585 -27 $24,339,672
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $3,188,888 5 456 $6,993 53 $33,011,500
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $1,829,462 6 449 $4,075 -43 $38,345,676
2. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $1,005,204 7 392 $2,564 -45 $40,774,019
No data for week 8
10. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $474,775 9 278 $1,708 -32 $43,322,327


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Up:

1. Up Walt Disney Int'l $6,992,874 1 663 $10,547 0 $6,992,874
2. Up Walt Disney Int'l $5,886,910 2 664 $8,866 -16 $17,398,410
3. Up Walt Disney Int'l $4,038,915 3 661 $6,110 -31 $24,671,421
3. Up Walt Disney Int'l $2,589,434 4 651 $3,978 -36 $32,043,96
?. Up Walt Disney Int'l $3,100,000 (est) 651 ???? 20 ???

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While I'm waiting to see if I can dig up numbers for this past weekend somewhere, both Rookies and HP6 make it on the Top 50 All Time Chart in yen. USD differs greatly. Ex. HP4 11.5 vs HP5 9.4 vs HP6 8.0 are nearly the same in USD.



1 Spirited Away 30.4 2001
2 Titanic 26.2 1997
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 20.3 2002
4 Howl's Moving Castle 19.6 2004
5 Princess Mononoke 19.3 1997
6 The Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! 17.4 2003
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 17.3 2002
8 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 15.5 2008
9 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 15.0 1982
10 Last Samurai 13.7 2004
11 Armageddon 13.5 1999
12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 13.5 2004
13 Jurassic Park 12.9 1993
14 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 12.7 1999
15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11.5 2005
16 Independence Day 11.3 1996
17 Nankyoku Monogatari 11.0 1983
18 Matrix Reloaded 11.0 2003
19 Finding Nemo 11.0 2004
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 10.9 2007
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10.3 2004
22 Bayside Shakedown 10.1 1998
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10.0 2006
24 The Adventures of Milo and Otis 9.8 1986
25 Mission: Impossible 2 9.7 2000
26 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 9.6 2001
27 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5 1997
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 9.4 2007
29 Monsters, Inc. 9.4 2002
30 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 9.4 2002
31 Ten to Chi to 9.2 1990
32 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 9.2 2005
33 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings 9.1 2002
34 The Da Vinci Code 9.1 2006
35 Terminator 2 8.8 1991
36 Back to the Future Part II 8.7 1990
37 Rookies 8.4 2009
38 Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World 8.4 2004
39 Tonko 8.2 1988
40 Terminator 3 8.2 2003
41 Hero 8.2 2007
42 Jaws 8.0 1976
43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8.0 2009
44 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 7.9 2003
45 Matrix 7.9 1999
46 Back to the Future Part III 7.9 1989
47 Deep Impact 7.8 1998
48 Boys Over Flowers Final 7.8 2008
49 The Sixth Sense 7.7 1999
50 Tales from Earthsea 7.7 2006

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Corpse wrote:
Wall-E vs Up

Wall-E:
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $4,850,736 1 458 $10,591 0 $5,538,163 (3-day/or previews opening I guess)
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $4,493,479 2 459 $9,790 -7 $12,650,027
2. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $2,873,238 3 454 $6,329 -36 $17,890,694
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $2,090,971 4 456 $4,585 -27 $24,339,672
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $3,188,888 5 456 $6,993 53 $33,011,500
1. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $1,829,462 6 449 $4,075 -43 $38,345,676
2. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $1,005,204 7 392 $2,564 -45 $40,774,019
No data for week 8
10. WALL-E Walt Disney Int'l $474,775 9 278 $1,708 -32 $43,322,327


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Up:

1. Up Walt Disney Int'l $6,992,874 1 663 $10,547 0 $6,992,874
2. Up Walt Disney Int'l $5,886,910 2 664 $8,866 -16 $17,398,410
3. Up Walt Disney Int'l $4,038,915 3 661 $6,110 -31 $24,671,421
3. Up Walt Disney Int'l $2,589,434 4 651 $3,978 -36 $32,043,96
?. Up Walt Disney Int'l $3,100,000 (est) 618 ???? 22 $41,200,000 (est)



Only numbers from Up have been released so far, and a very impressive holiday week for it. I hope the rest of the top 10 experienced the same, or better (22% over the 2-day is a tad low, or, the weekdays were a bit inflated due to New Years, we'll see soon enough). Up is now just a few million behind Wall-E and will pass it mid week probably. Up also enters the Top 10 of 2009.

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While I'm waiting to see if I can dig up numbers for this past weekend somewhere, both Rookies and HP6 make it on the Top 50 All Time Chart in yen. USD differs greatly. Ex. HP4 11.5 vs HP5 9.4 vs HP6 8.0 are nearly the same in USD.



1 Spirited Away 30.4 2001
2 Titanic 26.2 1997
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 20.3 2002
4 Howl's Moving Castle 19.6 2004
5 Princess Mononoke 19.3 1997
6 The Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! 17.4 2003
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 17.3 2002
8 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 15.5 2008
9 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 15.0 1982
10 Last Samurai 13.7 2004
11 Armageddon 13.5 1999
12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 13.5 2004
13 Jurassic Park 12.9 1993
14 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 12.7 1999
15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11.5 2005
16 Independence Day 11.3 1996
17 Nankyoku Monogatari 11.0 1983
18 Matrix Reloaded 11.0 2003
19 Finding Nemo 11.0 2004
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 10.9 2007
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10.3 2004
22 Bayside Shakedown 10.1 1998
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10.0 2006
24 The Adventures of Milo and Otis 9.8 1986
25 Mission: Impossible 2 9.7 2000
26 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 9.6 2001
27 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5 1997
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 9.4 2007
29 Monsters, Inc. 9.4 2002
30 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 9.4 2002
31 Ten to Chi to 9.2 1990
32 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 9.2 2005
33 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings 9.1 2002
34 The Da Vinci Code 9.1 2006
35 Terminator 2 8.8 1991
36 Back to the Future Part II 8.7 1990
37 Rookies 8.4 2009
38 Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World 8.4 2004
39 Tonko 8.2 1988
40 Terminator 3 8.2 2003
41 Hero 8.2 2007
42 Jaws 8.0 1976
43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8.0 2009
44 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 7.9 2003
45 Matrix 7.9 1999
46 Back to the Future Part III 7.9 1989
47 Deep Impact 7.8 1998
48 Boys Over Flowers Final 7.8 2008
49 The Sixth Sense 7.7 1999
50 Tales from Earthsea 7.7 2006


Thanks, this is awesome. That's definately a gradual decline over the past few years in YEN.

Keep updating this will ya? - I see Avatar zooming up the charts in no time.

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Thanks.

I think it appears that way mostly because how far Hollywood films have declined. The 90's and early 2000's saw many films go over 10b yen. Now Hollywood is lucky to get two films a year that even gets half that. Only Potters, Pirates, Da Vinci Code, and Indy IV have made over 5b since 2005.


2 Titanic 26.2 1997
3 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 20.3 2002
7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 17.3 2002
9 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 15.0 1982
10 Last Samurai 13.7 2004
11 Armageddon 13.5 1999
12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 13.5 2004
13 Jurassic Park 12.9 1993
14 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 12.7 1999
15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11.5 2005
16 Independence Day 11.3 1996
18 Matrix Reloaded 11.0 2003
19 Finding Nemo 11.0 2004
20 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 10.9 2007
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10.3 2004
23 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10.0 2006
24 The Adventures of Milo and Otis 9.8 1986
25 Mission: Impossible 2 9.7 2000
26 A.I. Artificial Intelligence 9.6 2001
27 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 9.5 1997
28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 9.4 2007
29 Monsters, Inc. 9.4 2002
30 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 9.4 2002
32 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 9.2 2005
33 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings 9.1 2002
34 The Da Vinci Code 9.1 2006
35 Terminator 2 8.8 1991
36 Back to the Future Part II 8.7 1990
40 Terminator 3 8.2 2003
42 Jaws 8.0 1976
43. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8.0 2009
44 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 7.9 2003
45 Matrix 7.9 1999
46 Back to the Future Part III 7.9 1989
47 Deep Impact 7.8 1998
49 The Sixth Sense 7.7 1999


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1 Spirited Away 30.4 2001
4 Howl's Moving Castle 19.6 2004
5 Princess Mononoke 19.3 1997
6 The Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! 17.4 2003
8 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 15.5 2008
17 Nankyoku Monogatari 11.0 1983
22 Bayside Shakedown 10.1 1998
31 Ten to Chi to 9.2 1990
37 Rookies 8.4 2009
38 Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World 8.4 2004
39 Tonko 8.2 1988
41 Hero 8.2 2007
48 Boys Over Flowers Final 7.8 2008
50 Tales from Earthsea 7.7 2006

If you remove Miyazaki and Bayside.. it's silly to compare anything to them, the rest are close enough no decline really, and Rookie is the biggest non-Miyazaki or Bayside film in a long time. The locals films began to increase around the same time Hollywood began to decline (2004/2005), there's no film on the list between 1990-2004 (ignoring Miyazaki and Bayside) for instance, an era Hollywood dominated. But now local films are reaching getting there quicker each year since.

Local films are gradually heading for the 10b mark it seems. Bayside Shakedown 3 will surely cross it next summer, but even ignoring it, it's going to happen next year or the year that follows for the others.

The Box Office is sort of in the middle of a change over, evident by this:

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*2007 had both a Potter and Pirates film.

The box office has remained mostly flat, despite Hollywood's big decline you can see in the chart, but it's being balanced due to local films becoming more common and bigger hits.

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So why is Hollywood declining?


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fantastic charts corpse. its its interesting to note that there is no inflation in relation to ticket price. if anything average ticket prices are lower since 2000.

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Spirited Away is unlikely to be beaten in Yen anytime soon, hm?

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