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Yeah, going to the cinema isn't a particular popular source of entertainment in Japan.


Very interesting. What is popular?


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any sign of actuals :zonks:

still nuthin' :zonks:


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There seem to be two restricted ratings in Japan, one R-15, and the other R-18. What is the highest grossing R-15 and R-18 film in Japan?


I'll look into it, but my initial guess is The Matrix Reloaded. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe it had a R-15 rating. Not sure about R-18 films, but I'll check them out, too.

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Yeah, going to the cinema isn't a particular popular source of entertainment in Japan.


Very interesting. What is popular?


Going to the movies is still popular, don't get me wrong. What I meant was that in terms of Japan's population versus its yearly film admissions, it's a much lower ratio than most (maybe all?) other major box office markets. The box office also generates much lower revenue versus other entertainment industries in the country, such as music and manga.

As for what else is popular, or at least what most Japanese buy or entertain themselves with:

>The Manga Industry (comics) is huge, and the manga sales alone are roughly twice as big as the box office revenue every year. It brings in around ¥450-500 billion ($4-4.5 billion) in revenue each year. And that doesn't even include any magazine sales.

Here's a perfect example from this very week: I read in the news that Bob Woodward's new book "Fear" (the Trump book) sold an estimated 750,000 copies on its first day and will have 1 million copies in print for its first week. That's huge, even record numbers for a book in the U.S.; but in Japan, the 90th volume of the One Piece manga just sold 1.44 million copies in its first week of release this past week (and it has 4 volumes released every year that sell just as much). And the manga has been selling 10-15 million (even 20-30 million) copies every year for over a decade now. One Piece is the most popular and best selling manga ever, but there are dozens more than sell several millions of copies every year, and hundreds of manga that sell several hundred thousand copies every year.

>The Music Industry is big -- the second largest in terms of revenue in the world -- and also beats the box office in revenue every year by roughly 20% or so. Japan also has more music stores than any other country in the world, and ~70% of music-related sales are still physical in Japan. Attending concerts, going to meet and greets, and tuning in to special performances on TV shows remain popular pastimes.

>TV is still very relevant, with dozens of shows still able to achieve household ratings of 10-20%+, and movie broadcasts are also capable of attracting just as many people.

>And finally, Sports! From an early age, most Japanese are required to join and participate in after school sporting activities, and it often has lasting appeal. Sporting events and broadcasts of all kinds are very popular. And when combined with how serious students in Japan take their studies (since failing to just get into a good High School can impact your entire life), participating in sports leaves little time outside of holiday periods to casually spend hours at the cinema.

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any sign of actuals :zonks:



Yes, finally. :thumbsup:

I'll have them up tonight.

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As for what else is popular, or at least what most Japanese buy or entertain themselves with:

And mobage. The size of the mobile gaming market in Japan is obscene. Solid data can be hard to come by and numbers tend to vary, but every article I see on the issue seems to put it in the tens of billions USD, so we're talking far in excess of a trillion yen. Fate Grand Order is estimated to make around ¥250-300 million... every day. That's like a solid box office opening weekend compressed into one day, repeated 365 times a year. And I think its revenue during just last month was something like ¥12bn aka half the lifetime box office gross of Kimi no Na wa. It's absolutely wild.

As someone who is primarily interested in anime, I've seen how mobile gaming has had a huge impact on the industry. My focus is on the ever-dwindling DVD/BD market, where it becomes obvious very quickly that the few shows that a lot of discs are often doing it either because of concert event tickets or mobile gaming codes. Granblue Fantasy The Animation dominated the home video charts last year as anime goes, entirely because of the mobile gaming codes bundled with the discs.

I sometimes look at the JP mobage industry and just wonder where the heck all the money is materializing from.


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Indeed. The Japanese mobile gaming market is the largest in the world in terms of spending, despite its population size compared to the U.S. and China. And speaking of Fate Grand Order, I read sometime last November/December, when all the yearly data for various forms of media is typically released, that almost 50% of users spend around ¥20,000 ($175-200) a month on the game; and almost 10% (8%, I think?) spend over ¥1 million ($9,000+...) a month.

I couldn't imagine spending $2,000+ a year on a mobile game, let alone (an impossible) $100,000+ a year. I only spend, maybe, $50 a year on Pokemon GO.

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Thanks for that insight, Corpse.


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I'll look into it, but my initial guess is The Matrix Reloaded. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe it had a R-15 rating. Not sure about R-18 films, but I'll check them out, too.


That good and I noticed that Japan is liberal in some aspects of ratings than MPAA is like for example some films rated R in the U.S. are rated G in Japan.


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Corpse wrote:
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any sign of actuals :zonks:


Yes, finally. :thumbsup:

I'll have them up tonight.


I'll have them up before the Weekend Forecast tonight, promise! :thumbsup:

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Corpse wrote:

I'll look into it, but my initial guess is The Matrix Reloaded. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe it had a R-15 rating. Not sure about R-18 films, but I'll check them out, too.


That good and I noticed that Japan is liberal in some aspects of ratings than MPAA is like for example some films rated R in the U.S. are rated G in Japan.


Yeah, it's pretty difficult to earn a R-15 rating in the market. Japan is pretty comfortable in regards to nudity, for example, so nudity in films isn't that big of a deal, and naked people on the big screen isn't going to shock anyone or earn a R-15 rating. The Japanese are frequently naked around one another, including in public settings, so it's not an issue.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Weekend Actuals (09/08-09)
Here are the delayed Weekend Actuals from last week. They were all made available on Wednesday, but I've been a bit busy, so here they are now. :thumbsup:

Weekend Actuals (09/08-09)
01 (---) ¥289,027,100 ($2.6 million), 0, ¥370,570,700 ($3.3 million), The Meg (Warner Bros.) NEW
02 (01) ¥205,039,700 ($1.8 million), -40%, ¥1,954,035,900 ($17.5 million), Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK3
03 (03) ¥185,156,400 ($1.7 million), -40%, ¥2,833,190,900 ($25.6 million), Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) WK4
04 (02) ¥174,426,100 ($1.6 million), -46%, ¥809,901,700 ($7.3 million), Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) WK2
05 (06) ¥126,625,700 ($1.1 million), -23%, ¥1,900,146,190 ($17.1 million), One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace) WK12
06 (04) ¥122,647,700 ($1.1 million), -44%, ¥8,616,560,100 ($77.4 million), Code Blue (Toho) WK7
07 (07) ¥x99,809,900 ($891,000), -36%, ¥458,150,500 ($4.1 million), Sunny: Strong Mind, Strong Love (Toho) WK2
08 (05) ¥x88,897,300 ($793,000), -48%, ¥4,626,634,000 ($41.9 million), Incredibles 2 (Disney) WK6
09 (---) ¥x85,155,000 ($760,000), 0, ¥124,901,600 ($1.1 million), Kasane (Toho) NEW
10 (08) ¥x74,831,000 ($668,000), -45%, ¥4,458,814,400 ($40.3 million), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa) WK6


The Yearly Charts were already updated on the previous page, so if anyone missed them, you can go back and check. The Weekend Forecast (09/15-16) will be posted later this evening.

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Corpse wrote:
Corpse wrote:
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any sign of actuals :zonks:


Yes, finally. :thumbsup:

I'll have them up tonight.


I'll have them up before the Weekend Forecast tonight, promise! :thumbsup:

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Corpse wrote:

I'll look into it, but my initial guess is The Matrix Reloaded. I'm not 100% positive, but I believe it had a R-15 rating. Not sure about R-18 films, but I'll check them out, too.


That good and I noticed that Japan is liberal in some aspects of ratings than MPAA is like for example some films rated R in the U.S. are rated G in Japan.


Yeah, it's pretty difficult to earn a R-15 rating in the market. Japan is pretty comfortable in regards to nudity, for example, so nudity in films isn't that big of a deal, and naked people on the big screen isn't going to shock anyone or earn a R-15 rating. The Japanese are frequently naked around one another, including in public settings, so it's not an issue.


I am curious. People in Japan may be comfortable with nudity in some non-sexual settings. But I think there are some taboos (or hypocrisies) about showing genitals in mainstream movies, especially in a sexual setting. I rarely see male/female frontal nudity in mainstream Japanese movies. Even in porn, male genitals have to be pixelated. This is my impression. Correct me if I am wrong.


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Yeah, a live-action film adaptation in December 1997. It earned a ¥1.4 billion distributor income. Before 2000, a film's distributor income/revenue was used instead of gross revenue. It varies a bit from distributor to distributor, year-to-year, etc., but a ¥1.4 billion distributor income would likely be around a ¥2.2 billion (or $16/17 million using the average exchange rate in its first three months of release) gross.


Thanks.

I liked the Kindaichi TV series, its always intriguing whodunit setups (though I hated the moralizing and sentimental bits in the ending of each episode).


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Weekend Forecast (09/15-16)
01 (---) ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), 0, ¥310,000,000 ($2.8 million), Christopher Robin (Disney) NEW
02 (01) ¥173,000,000 ($1.5 million), -40%, ¥780,000,000 ($7.0 million), The Meg (Warner Bros.) WK2
03 (---) ¥150,000,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥215,000,000 ($1.9 million), The Predator (Fox) NEW
04 (03) ¥142,000,000 ($1.3 million), -23%, ¥3,125,000,000 ($28.2 million), Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) WK5
05 (02) ¥129,000,000 ($1.1 million), -37%, ¥2,300,000,000 ($20.6 million), Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK4
06 (---) ¥125,000,000 ($1.1 million), 0, ¥170,000,000 ($1.5 million), Hibiki (Toho) NEW
07 (04) ¥x96,000,000 ($855,000), -45%, ¥1,030,000,000 ($9.3 million), Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) WK3
08 (05) ¥x88,000,000 ($785,000), -30%, ¥2,100,000,000 ($18.9 million), One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace) WK13
09 (06) ¥x79,000,000 ($705,000), -35%, ¥8,805,000,000 ($79.1 million), Code Blue (Toho) WK8
10 (07) ¥x68,000,000 ($605,000), -32%, ¥635,000,000 ($5.7 million), Sunny: Strong Mind, Strong Love (Toho) WK3
11 (09) ¥x56,000,000 ($500,000), -33%, ¥275,000,000 ($2.5 million), Kasane (Toho) WK2
12 (08) ¥x49,000,000 ($435,000), -45%, ¥4,705,000,000 ($42.6 million), Incredibles 2 (Disney) WK7
13 (10) ¥x42,000,000 ($375,000), -44%, ¥4,560,000,000 ($41.2 million), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa) WK7


Unfortunately, this weekend is going to be the weakest pre-Silver Week Weekend in recent years. This weekend has been growing in popularity, only behind the big three (New Year, Golden Week, and Obon Festival), and usually has at least one major tentpole, but none are here this year.

>Christoper Robin came out on top by a comfortable margin on Friday, and its Saturday pre-sales suggest it'll debut at #1 over the weekend without much trouble. Its debut is unlikely to be particularly impressive (needs to come in closer to ¥300 million), but it will be good enough for perhaps ¥1.5 billion (about $15 million) after the holiday boost. Japan will be competing with the United Kingdom to become the films' #1 overseas market.

>The Predator has so-so pre-sales, but I expect it'll be pretty frontloaded and largely disappoint. It could manage a second place debut, but this is a misfire from Fox.

>Code Blue enters its eighth weekend of release, and has become the highest-grossing film of 2018. It also became the most attended film of 2018 last Sunday.

I've expanded the Top 10 so that Incredibles 2 and Mission: Impossible - Fallout can be tracked, so we can determine if either film will be able to reach the ¥5 billion blockbuster milestone. This upcoming week will be their final chance to gross any meaningful numbers.

And as mentioned, Silver Week begins this week, beginning on Monday and ending next Monday (09/17-24), with holidays falling on Monday (17th), Sunday (23rd), and Monday (24th) this year. Since this year didn't receive any big openers, hopefully the holdovers can benefit and see some strong holds (or increases) to make up some potential loss in earnings from the awful weather/disasters this past July/August.

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Yeah, it's pretty difficult to earn a R-15 rating in the market. Japan is pretty comfortable in regards to nudity, for example, so nudity in films isn't that big of a deal, and naked people on the big screen isn't going to shock anyone or earn a R-15 rating. The Japanese are frequently naked around one another, including in public settings, so it's not an issue.

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I am curious. People in Japan may be comfortable with nudity in some non-sexual settings. But I think there are some taboos (or hypocrisies) about showing genitals in mainstream movies, especially in a sexual setting. I rarely see male/female frontal nudity in mainstream Japanese movies. Even in porn, male genitals have to be pixelated. This is my impression. Correct me if I am wrong.


I'm 99% certain that porn, video or print, is censored due to distribution/production laws. Japan does have some complex censorship laws, though. There is a law that requires partial censorship of pornography, in addition to a law that largely restricts distributing pornography... However, porn studios, manga artists, etc., do partner with organizations that assist them on what's "acceptable" and what needs to be censored (pixels, blurry frames, etc.) to avoid violating any laws. So, it's "fine", just don't show too much and don't sell it in public, more or less.

In the end, there is a clear understanding that a sexual act is different than simply being naked together in a bathhouse, for instance. It's not the actual nudity itself that's the issue. To use this as an example regarding the movie industry... a film with a "graphic" nude sex-scene will certainly receive the R-15+ rating, whereas a film with some naked men or women at a hot spring would not.

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I wish that Fox would have delayed Predator release date by a few months in the market, and they sure are making a mistake.


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I wish that Fox would have delayed Predator release date by a few months the market, and they sure a making a mistake/



Yes, it's strange they decided to release it this weekend. Sure, it's the weekend before a holiday, but day-and-date releases in Japan almost always disappoint or bomb.

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>TV is still very relevant, with dozens of shows still able to achieve household ratings of 10-20%+, and movie broadcasts are also capable of attracting just as many people.


This is the most surprising thing to me, given how unthinkable that'd be here in the current market.

Are you aware of any sort of list of all-time highest-rated/most-watched broadcasts?

I've seen some for the major European markets but none for Japan.


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In the end, there is a clear understanding that a sexual act is different than simply being naked together in a bathhouse, for instance. It's not the actual nudity itself that's the issue. To use this as an example regarding the movie industry... a film with a "graphic" nude sex-scene will certainly receive the R-15+ rating, whereas a film with some naked men or women at a hot spring would not.


I guess the R 15+ rating is probably what is keeping frontal nudity from the big screen in Japan.


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Umm... it's possibly a more simple reason, such as pubic hair. Pubic hair is one of the no-no's in what's allowed to be shown in pornography, so I'm sure it also applies to movies. It's not a subject I know much about, but it's typically the leading cause of censorship.

I told you Japan has some odd laws. ;)

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01 (---) ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), 0, ¥385,000,000 ($3.4 million), Christopher Robin (Disney) NEW
02 (01) ¥179,000,000 ($1.6 million), -38%, ¥785,000,000 ($7.1 million), The Meg (Warner Bros.) WK2
03 (---) ¥150,000,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥215,000,000 ($1.9 million), The Predator (Fox) NEW
04 (03) ¥148,000,000 ($1.3 million), -20%, ¥3,125,000,000 ($28.2 million), Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) WK5
05 (02) ¥143,000,000 ($1.3 million), -30%, ¥2,315,000,000 ($20.7 million), Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK4
06 (---) ¥110,000,000 ($1.0 million), 0, ¥155,000,000 ($1.4 million), Hibiki (Toho) NEW
07 (04) ¥x99,000,000 ($885,000), -43%, ¥1,030,000,000 ($9.3 million), Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney) WK3
08 (05) ¥x98,000,000 ($875,000), -22%, ¥2,110,000,000 ($19.0 million), One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace) WK13
09 (06) ¥x83,000,000 ($740,000), -32%, ¥8,810,000,000 ($79.2 million), Code Blue (Toho) WK8
10 (07) ¥x64,000,000 ($570,000), -35%, ¥630,000,000 ($5.7 million), Sunny: Strong Mind, Strong Love (Toho) WK3
11 (---) ¥x60,000,000 ($535,000), 0, ¥60,000,000 ($535,000), Real Girl 3D (Warner Bros.) NEW
12 (09) ¥x54,000,000 ($480,000), -37%, ¥275,000,000 ($2.5 million), Kasane (Toho) WK2
13 (08) ¥x51,000,000 ($455,000), -43%, ¥4,710,000,000 ($42.7 million), Incredibles 2 (Disney) WK7
14 (10) ¥x47,000,000 ($420,000), -36%, ¥4,565,000,000 ($41.3 million), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa) WK7


>Christoper Robin debuts atop the box-office, and seems to have delivered a pretty impressive opening based on estimates. Its Friday was a little weak, but it was strong over the weekend frame and achieved a solid Sunday increase, too. I have little doubt that it'll reach ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million), and it should be able to earn around ¥2 billion (~$20 million), likely making Japan its highest-grossing overseas market (at least until, or if, it's released in China).

>The Predator is a disappointment, to no one's surprise, really. Fox giving the film a day-and-date release almost guaranteed it would underperform. It may have even debuted as low as fifth-place, depending on the weekend actuals (films ranked #3-5 are very close). It'll finish around ¥700 million ($6 million) or so.

>Code Blue entered its eighth weekend of release, and became the highest-grossing film of 2018. It also became the most attended film of 2018 last Sunday. This is the first time (barring some phenomenal breakout to come) since 2012 that a domestic live-action film has topped the year in the market.

>As I mentioned on Friday, I've expanded the Top 10 so that I can include Incredibles 2 and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, so that we can track them and determine if either film will be able to reach the ¥5 billion blockbuster milestone. This upcoming week will be their final chance to gross any meaningful numbers.

Silver Week begins tomorrow (Monday) and ends next Monday (09/17-24), with holidays falling on Monday (17th), Sunday (23rd), and Monday (24th) this year. Since this year's Silver Week didn't receive any big openers (Christopher Robin did open well, though), the holdovers will be aiming to benefit and hopefully experience strong holds (or increases) to make up some potential loss in earnings from the awful weather/disasters this past July/August.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Domestic Live Action Box Office
Domestic Live-Action Film Box-Office History (1998-):

Opening Weekends:
¥1.237 billion ($10.5 million) / 865,586 - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
¥1.226 billion ($12.9 million) / 987,387 - Rookies (2009)
¥1.096 billion ($9.8 million) / 810,918 - Code Blue (2018)
¥1.010 billion ($8.8 million) / 749,807 - Hero (2007)
¥1.005 billion ($9.6 million) / 805,350 - Boys Over Flower: Final (2008)
¥971.9 million ($11.1 million) / 707,399 - Bayside Shakedown: Set the Guys Loose! (2010)
¥965.3 million ($8.5 million) / 674,345 - Umizaru: Limit of Love (2006)
¥956.9 million ($11.3 million) / 612,211 - Umizaru: The Last Message (2010)
¥919.4 million ($8.7 million) / 717,948 - Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)
¥878.2 million ($11.1 million) / 686,977 - Umizaru: Brave Hearts (2012)
¥873.8 million ($9.2 million) / 677,063 - 20th Century Boys - Chapter 3: The Final Chapter (2009)
¥804.3 million ($10.3 million) / 604,090 - Bayside Shakedown: The Final (2012)
¥760.8 million ($6.4 million) / 575,510 - Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
¥732.8 million ($5.9 million) / 540,963 - Hero 2 (2015)
¥644.5 million ($5.7 million) / 455,000 - The Suspect: Muroi Shinji (2005)
¥639.1 million ($5.7 million) / 544,641 - Assassination Classroom: Graduation (2016)
¥626.5 million ($5.5 million) / 427,000 - Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
¥624.6 million ($6.1 million) / 412,302 - Shin Godzilla (2016)
¥622.1 million ($6.9 million) / 556,354 - 20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope (2009)
¥615.9 million ($5.2 million) / 465,956 - Nobunaga Concerto (2016)
¥604.5 million ($5.2 million) / 456,200 - The Sinking of Japan (2006)
¥603.5 million ($4.9 million) / 466,953 - Attack on Titan - Part 1 (2015)


Totals:
¥17.35 billion ($164.5 million) / 12.60 million - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
¥11.00 billion ($46.0 million) / 8.00 million - Antarctica (1983)
¥10.10 billion ($85.0 million) / 7.10 million - Bayside Shakedown (1998)
¥8.81 billion ($79.2 million) / 6.86 million - Code Blue (2018) [8 Weeks in Release] *Estimate*
¥8.76 billion ($85.1 million) / 7.16 million - The Eternal Zero (2013)
¥8.55 billion ($94.5 million) / 6.95 million - Rookies (2009)
¥8.50 billion ($76.5 million) / 6.23 million - Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
¥8.25 billion ($79.1 million) / 5.69 million - Shin Godzilla (2016)
¥8.15 billion ($76.0 million) / 6.29 million - Hero (2007)
¥8.04 billion ($97.3 million) / 5.37 million - Umizaru: The Last Message (2010)
¥7.75 billion ($72.0 million) / 6.30 million - Boys Over Flowers: Final (2008)
¥7.33 billion ($93.6 million) / 5.75 million - Umizaru: Brave Hearts (2012)
¥7.31 billion ($88.4 million) / 5.70 million - Bayside Shakedown: Set the Guys Loose! (2010)
¥7.10 billion ($58.4 million) / 5.30 million - Umizaru: Limit of Love (2006)
¥6.48 billion ($61.0 million) / 5.00 million - Departures (2008)
¥6.08 billion ($49.6 million) / 4.70 million - The Ecstasy Hotel (2006)
¥5.98 billion ($76.3 million) / 4.71 million - Thermae Romae (2012)
¥5.97 billion ($75.9 million) / 4.65 million - Bayside Shakedown: The Final (2012)
¥5.34 billion ($44.0 million) / 4.20 million - The Sinking of Japan (2006)
¥5.22 billion ($50.0 million) / 4.04 million - Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
¥5.20 billion ($45.0 million) / 4.10 million - Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Yearly Charts Updated
Jiffy wrote:
Corpse wrote:
>TV is still very relevant, with dozens of shows still able to achieve household ratings of 10-20%+, and movie broadcasts are also capable of attracting just as many people.


This is the most surprising thing to me, given how unthinkable that'd be here in the current market.

Are you aware of any sort of list of all-time highest-rated/most-watched broadcasts?

I've seen some for the major European markets but none for Japan.


Yeah, I have some information regarding TV ratings. I'll do some research, as well, to provide a more satisfying list. :thumbsup:

I'll be excluding news broadcasts, because they typically have 15-20% household ratings every night/morning, so they may clutter the list.

If I can find enough credible sources, I'll make four lists: one for dramas/comedies (mostly dramas), one for anime, one for films, and one for special events (like music shows, sporting events, etc.). All four categories do very well, and will have plenty of shows with 20/30%+ ratings (I believe I recall a 40% rating from a tv show from 5 or 6 years ago, too).

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Yearly Charts Updated
Corpse wrote:
Jiffy wrote:
Corpse wrote:
>TV is still very relevant, with dozens of shows still able to achieve household ratings of 10-20%+, and movie broadcasts are also capable of attracting just as many people.


This is the most surprising thing to me, given how unthinkable that'd be here in the current market.

Are you aware of any sort of list of all-time highest-rated/most-watched broadcasts?

I've seen some for the major European markets but none for Japan.


Yeah, I have some information regarding TV ratings. I'll do some research, as well, to provide a more satisfying list. :thumbsup:

I'll be excluding news broadcasts, because they typically have 15-20% household ratings every night/morning, so they may clutter the list.

If I can find enough credible sources, I'll make four lists: one for dramas/comedies (mostly dramas), one for anime, one for films, and one for special events (like music shows, sporting events, etc.). All four categories do very well, and will have plenty of shows with 20/30%+ ratings (I believe I recall a 40% rating from a tv show from 5 or 6 years ago, too).


Awesome. :thumbsup:


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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Weekend Estimates (09/15-16)
Okay... I'm about to post the lists that I've compiled so far. I believe the lists are nearly finished, but there's likely a few entries to add that I haven't found yet.

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