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Corpse, what sort of numbers are you expecting for ASIB next month?


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The new trailer for Detective Pikachu just dropped. Could this film breakout in Japan given it's the first live-action Pokemon film and has appeal beyond the young children/families demographic?


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Corpse, what sort of numbers are you expecting for ASIB next month?


It should do quite well. It has the good box office numbers in the U.S., strong reviews internationally, recognizable stars in Gaga and Cooper, and a great release date -- a date that makes it one of just a few non-animated films that's releasing ahead of New Year this year.

¥2 billion (~$20 million) should be very doable, and I could see it do ¥3-4 billion (~$30-40 million).

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The new trailer for Detective Pikachu just dropped. Could this film breakout in Japan given it's the first live-action Pokemon film and has appeal beyond the young children/families demographic?


I really don't know. My initial thoughts are that it's unlikely to become a big success. It doesn't have a film page on any major Japanese movie site yet, nor does it have a release date (not even a release frame). Nintendo/The Pokemon Company (involved with this film) won't let Warner Bros. release it in the Summer since a new Pokemon film opens every July, so we'll be looking at a September release at the earliest in Japan, but September-November is generally a weak time for the box-office. Unless... there's a surprise announcement in CoroCoro later this year saying it'll be released in Japan first (say in April). That'd be a short time to market the film, but it's not uncommon for films to be announced in Japan less than 6 months before the release date.

I also don't know who this film will be appealing to in Japan, exactly. In the U.S., it will easily benefit from nostalgia, but in Japan that won't be the case. I don't really see young children, Pokemon's overwhelming audience in Japan, being any more interested in this than they are watching the newest weekly episode in the morning or going to see the new movie every July. The live-action and night/dark-setting this film seems to occur in could be a turn-off for them as well. So, will it appeal to teens/adults? Maybe? We'll just have to wait and see.

Pikachu actually talking will probably come across as bizarre and "Western", too, especially since Pikachu has an adult voice. I could see there being a theatrical version that alters this somehow, beyond just dubbing it. I know Pikachu talking is a major selling point of the film, as it was with the video game, but the Detective Pikachu video game didn't do well in Japan, especially compared to the main series; and its sales were way below the many Pokemon spin-off titles, too.

Japanese audiences can also be very, very critical and dismissive of Hollywood adapting domestic material, and the vast majority of Hollywood films based on Japanese properties bomb. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are involved, though, so that should at least help any immediate displeasure.

One thing I do know is: This film will be way overpredicted in Japan.

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Weekend Actuals (11/10-11)
01 (---) ¥354,393,200 ($3.2 million), 0, ¥486,981,900 ($4.3 million), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) NEW
02 (01) ¥288,701,800 ($2.5 million), -34%, ¥1,238,347,700 ($10.9 million), Venom (Sony) WK2
03 (02) ¥194,122,700 ($1.7 million), -17%, ¥751,855,500 ($6.6 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) WK2
04 (---) ¥170,334,700 ($1.5 million), 0, ¥218,363,700 ($2.0 million), You, I Love (Asmik Ace) NEW
05 (03) ¥114,491,900 ($1.0 million), -46%, ¥817,855,400 ($7.2 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK3
06 (---) ¥x71,018,800 ($631,000), 0, ¥102,802,500 ($901,000), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) NEW
07 (---) ¥x51,837,620 ($460,000), 0, ¥x51,837,620 ($460,000), Zoku Owarimonogatari (Aniplex) NEW
08 (05) ¥x38,357,300 ($336,000),-40%, ¥409,063,400 ($3.7 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK3
09 (---) ¥x37,761,300 ($334,000), 0, ¥x37,761,300 ($334,000), Anemone: Kokyoshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Showgate) NEW
10 (---) ¥x31,668,800 ($281,000), 0, ¥x41,471,400 ($368,000), Johnny English Strikes Again (Toho-Towa) NEW


>Bohemian Rhapsody debuted atop the box office, delivering quite the impressive start, selling 245,258 admissions over the weekend frame across 469 screens; and 338,299 admissions since Friday. It became Fox's second biggest debut of the year, opening just 9% below The Greatest Showman. I don't believe the Queen biopic will come anywhere near the legs of The Greatest Showman, but it'll likely develop strong legs given the genre, so I'd expect a total between ¥2.5-3 billion ($25-30 million) for now.

>Venom held quite well in its sophomore frame, and managed one of the stronger second weekend holds for a Marvel/DC film which tend to drop around 40% or more. I have it finishing just shy of ¥2.5 billion ($20-25 million). It'll become the 14th Marvel/DC film to exceed ¥2 billion milestone, but only the 4th to do so that doesn't include Spider-Man or the Avengers.

>Stolen Identity really impressed in its second weekend, declining just 17%. It's very likely to exceed the ¥1.5 billion ($15 million) mark now, and while pretty difficult, could also approach the ¥2 billion (~$20 million) milestone. This is a much welcomed showing so far for Toho after their usual weak performances throughout September and October.

>You, I Love settles for fourth place, but certainly delivered for Asmik Ace with a solid debut, selling 142,930 admissions over the weekend across 217 screens; and 181,849. This opening should get it above the ¥1 billion (~$10 million) milestone.

>Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer concluded its 30-week run following its three week 4D expansion.

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2018 - Top Opening Weekends
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Screen Count] - Film (Distributor)

¥1.296 billion ($12.1 million) / 1,012,000 [384] - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho)
¥1.217 billion ($10.8 million) / 833,190 [1002] - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa)
¥1.125 billion ($9.9 million) / 737,467 [937] - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
¥1.096 billion ($9.8 million) / 810,918 [439] - Code Blue (Toho)

¥1 billion ↨
¥843.1 million ($7.9 million) / 716,629 [381] - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho)
¥672.4 million ($6.2 million) / 437,209 [653] - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
¥639.2 million ($5.7 million) / 450,315 [638] - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa)
¥528.2 million ($4.8 million) / 385,058 [346] - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.)
¥501.4 million ($4.5 million) / 440,242 [370] - Pokemon: Everyone's Story (Toho)

¥500 million ↨
¥499.4 million ($4.5 million) / 375,293 [863] - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
¥488.1 million ($4.6 million) / 368,214 [511] - Coco (Disney)
¥444.8 million ($4.1 million) / 349,950 [334] - Shoplifters (Gaga)
¥439.0 million ($3.9 million) / 289,012 [746] - Venom (Sony)
¥422.1 million ($3.8 million) / 331,697 [432] - Incredibles 2 (Disney)
¥415.6 million ($3.8 million) / 317,807 [335] - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho)
¥400.1 million ($3.6 million) / 295,828 [456] - Mirai of the Future (Toho)
¥399.2 million ($3.6 million) / 355,230 [366] - Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside - Resurrection of the Demon King (Toho)
¥390.6 million ($3.7 million) / 267,619 [405] - The Greatest Showman (Fox)
¥375.1 million ($3.4 million) / 239,215 [789] - Deadpool 2 (Fox)
¥367.8 million ($3.4 million) / 214,973 [745] - Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)
¥367.1 million ($3.4 million) / 314,648 [354] - Crayon Shin-chan: Kung-Fu Boys Ramen Rebellion (Toho)
¥359.2 million ($3.2 million) / 303,089 [331] - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (Toei)
¥354.3 million ($3.3 million) / 286,556 [335] - The Boss Baby (Toho-Towa)
¥354.2 million ($3.2 million) / 245,258 [469] - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
¥353.6 million ($3.2 million) / 309,781 [230] - Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Star Memories (Toei)
¥332.3 million ($3.0 million) / 244,758 [501] - Christopher Robin (Disney)
¥330.1 million ($2.9 million) / 224,480 [673] - Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox)
¥322.2 million ($2.9 million) / 238,979 [656] - Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
¥309.7 million ($2.9 million) / 199,124 [631] - Black Panther (Disney)

¥300 million ↨
¥297.2 million ($2.6 million) / 231,465 [401] - Destiny: The Tale of Kakamura (Toho)
¥289.0 million ($2.6 million) / 183,000 [381] - The Meg (Warner Bros.)
¥287.1 million ($2.6 million) / 224,697 [299] - My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Toho)
¥282.9 million ($2.6 million) / 229,281 [307] - The Legend of the Demon Cat (Toho/Kadokawa)
¥278.6 million ($2.6 million) / 192,791 [581] - Pacific Rim: Uprising (Toho-Towa)
¥277.8 million ($2.6 million) / 207,998 [323] - Laplace's Witch (Toho)
¥271.9 million ($2.6 million) / 180,315 [627] - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony)
¥266.0 million ($2.4 million) / 209,841 [329] - Recall (Shochiku)
¥264.9 million ($2.4 million) / 205,823 [335] - The Crimes That Bind (Toho)
¥264.1 million ($2.3 million) / 191,212 [441] - Fullmetal Alchemist (Warner Bros.)
¥262.9 million ($2.3 million) / 203,803 [320] - The 8-Year Engagement (Shochiku)
¥260.3 million ($2.3 million) / 213,166 [297] - Kamen Rider Build: Be the One (Toei)
¥256.5 million ($2.3 million) / 209,962 [307] - Chihayafuru: Conclusion (Toho)
¥244.6 million ($2.2 million) / 177,808 [326] - Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros.)
¥242.2 million ($2.2 million) / 170,593 [584] - Geostorm (Warner Bros.)
¥234.0 million ($2.1 million) / 169,000 [315] - Stolen Identity (Toho)
¥226.2 million ($2.1 million) / 202,750 [214] - Pretty Cure Super Stars! (Toei)
¥225.8 million ($2.0 million) / 169,100 [455] - Murder on the Orient Express (Fox)
¥216.0 million ($2.0 million) / 188,814 [351] - Sakura: Guardian in the North (Toei)
¥202.9 million ($1.8 million) / 156,208 [307] - Café Funiculi Funicula (Toho)

¥200 million ↨
¥196.1 million ($1.8 million) / 169,095 [274] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoner of the Sky (Toei)
¥185.9 million ($1.7 million) / 144,965 [463] - Peter Rabbit (Sony)
¥173.9 million ($1.5 million) / 118,411 [135] - Natsume's Book of Friends (Aniplex)
¥169.9 million ($1.5 million) / 142,930 [217] - You, I Love (Asmik Ace)
¥166.7 million ($1.5 million) / 134,089 [206] - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu)
¥165.8 million ($1.5 million) / 126,490 [298] - Tonight, At the Movie (Warner Bros.)
¥164.7 million ($1.5 million) / 123,151 [329] - Last Winter, We Parted (Warner Bros.)
¥160.7 million ($1.4 million) / 109,922 [435] - The Predator (Fox)
¥159.1 million ($1.4 million) / 116,803 [285] - The Lies She Loved (Toho)
¥154.2 million ($1.4 million) / 128,412 [318] - Sunny: Strong Mind, Strong Love (Toho)
¥152.0 million ($1.4 million) / 117,873 [337] - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Toho-Towa)
¥151.0 million ($1.3 million) / 115,000 [336] - Monster Strike: Beyond the Sky (Warner Bros.)
¥148.8 million ($1.3 million) / 110,618 [334] - Detective in the Bar 3 (Toei)
¥147.1 million ($1.3 million) / 112,684 [337] - The Blood of Wolves (Toei)
¥145.9 million ($1.3 million) / 118,798 [059] - Girls und Panzer: The Finale - Part 1 (Showgate)
¥141.0 million ($1.3 million) / 96,000 [321] - 50 First Kisses (Sony)
¥140.9 million ($1.3 million) / 95,947 [654] - Rampage (Warner Bros.)
¥137.2 million ($1.2 million) / 115,215 [281] - That is Not a Child But a Minor (Toho)
¥135.0 million ($1.2 million) / 99,122 [329] - Bleach (Shochiku)
¥129.1 million ($1.2 million) / 95,156 [298] - The Scythian Lamb (Asmik Ace)
¥128.2 million ($1.2 million) / 93,045 [269] - Impossibility Defense (Showgate)
¥128.0 million ($1.2 million) / 109,840 [281] - The Post (Toho-Towa)
¥126.4 million ($1.2 million) / 112,000 [336] - What a Wonderful Family! 3 (Shochiku)
¥124.0 million ($1.2 million) / 90,102 [313] - Inuyakashi (Toho)
¥122.0 million ($1.1 million) / 101,212 [327] - Nomitori Samurai (Toho)
¥121.1 million ($1.1 million) / 112,116 [208] - Anpanman: Shine! Kurun and the Star of Life (Tokyo Theaters, Co.)
¥120.4 million ($1.1 million) / 85,867 [301] - After the Rain (Toho)
¥119.6 million ($1.1 million) / 89,000 [299] - Million Dollar Man (Toho)
¥119.4 million ($1.1 million) / 90,854 [237] - The 15:17 to Paris (Warner Bros.)
¥117.4 million ($1.0 million) / 88,898 [323] - Perfect World (Shochiku)
¥116.9 million ($1.1 million) / 92,468 [297] - Sensei Kunshun (Toho)
¥116.7 million ($1.1 million) / 93,103 [382] - Paddington 2 (Kino Films)
¥111.6 million ($1.0 million) / 83,313 [296] - Hibiki (Toho)
¥110.1 million ($1.0 million) / 87,000 [319] - Rainbow Days (Shochiku)
¥107.9 million ($1.0 million) / 91,754 [343] - Samurai's Promise (Toho)
¥106.9 million ($1.0 million) / 87,206 [169] - Let Me Eat Your Pancreas (Aniplex)
¥104.1 million ($1.0 million) / 77,156 [314] - Tomb Raider (Warner Bros.)
¥103.0 million ($0.9 million) / 82,000 [321] - The Cat Traveling Chronicles (Shochiku)
¥102.4 million ($1.0 million) / 79,626 [260] - The Shape of Water (Fox)

¥100 million ↑

Legend:
¥1 billion+ (Exemplary) / ¥500 million+ (Great) / ¥300 million+ (Good) / ¥200 million+ (Acceptable) / ¥100 million+ (Mediocre)

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2018 - Top Grossing Films
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Days In Release] - Film (Distributor)

¥10 billion ↨
¥9.22 billion ($82.9 million) / 7.18 million [108] - Code Blue (Toho)
¥9.10 billion ($83.0 million) / 6.83 million [E] - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho)
¥8.06 billion ($72.2 million) / 5.53 million [E] - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa)
¥7.50 billion ($66.2 million) / 5.05 million [F] - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
¥5.37 billion ($50.0 million) / 4.68 million [F] - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho)
¥5.13 billion ($47.8 million) / 3.67 million [E] - The Greatest Showman (Fox)

¥5 billion ↨
¥4.93 billion ($46.0 million) / 3.93 million [E] - Coco (Disney)
¥4.83 billion ($43.7 million) / 4.02 million [E] - Incredibles 2 (Disney)
¥4.68 billion ($42.2 million) / 3.39 million [E] - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa)
¥4.31 billion ($39.0 million) / 3.50 million [E] - Shoplifters (Gaga)
¥3.73 billion ($34.0 million) / 2.50 million [F] - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
¥3.60 billion ($32.4 million) / 2.79 million [E] - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.)
¥3.43 billion ($31.8 million) / 2.93 million [F] - The Boss Baby (Toho-Towa)
¥3.21 billion ($28.6 million) / 2.54 million [F] - Destiny: The Tale of Kakamura (Toho)
¥3.04 billion ($27.3 million) / 2.17 million [142] - One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace)
¥3.00 billion ($27.2 million) / 2.64 million [E] - Pokemon: Everyone's Story (Toho)

¥3 billion ↨
¥2.90 billion ($26.1 million) / 2.30 million [E] - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho)
¥2.82 billion ($25.7 million) / 2.24 million [E] - Mirai of the Future (Toho)
¥2.80 billion ($25.0 million) / 2.23 million [F] - The 8-Year Engagement (Shochiku)
¥2.50 billion ($22.8 million) / 1.53 million [E] - Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)
¥2.41 billion ($21.3 million) / 1.81 million [52] - Christopher Robin (Disney)
¥2.09 billion ($18.9 million) / 1.50 million [E] - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
¥2.04 billion ($18.2 million) / 1.82 million [F] - Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside - Resurrection of the Demon King (Toho)

¥2 billion ↨
¥1.83 billion ($16.6 million) / 1.55 million [F] - Crayon Shin-chan: Kung-Fu Boys Ramen Rebellion (Toho)
¥1.78 billion ($16.2 million) / 1.18 million [E] - Deadpool 2 (Fox)
¥1.73 billion ($16.1 million) / 1.47 million [F] - Chihayafuru: Conclusion (Toho)
¥1.70 billion ($15.5 million) / 1.40 million [F] - Legend of the Demon Cat (Toho/Kadokawa)
¥1.70 billion ($15.3 million) / 1.22 million [F] - Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox)
¥1.70 billion ($15.2 million) / 1.36 million [E] - Recall (Shochiku)
¥1.64 billion ($14.8 million) / 1.25 million [E] - Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros.)
¥1.62 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.28 million [F] - Murder on the Orient Express (Fox)
¥1.60 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.29 million [E] - My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Toho)
¥1.59 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.27 million [F] - The Crimes That Bind (Toho)
¥1.55 billion ($14.4 million) / 1.03 million [F] - Black Panther (Disney)
¥1.48 billion ($13.0 million) / 0.98 million [E] - The Meg (Warner Bros.)
¥1.43 billion ($12.7 million) / 1.12 million [52] - Café Funiculi Funicula (Toho)
¥1.38 billion ($12.4 million) / 1.06 million [F] - Laplace's Witch (Toho)
¥1.28 billion ($11.4 million) / 0.90 million [E] - Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
¥1.26 billion ($11.3 million) / 1.06 million [E] - Kamen Hensei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid With Legend Riders (Toei)
¥1.24 billion ($10.9 million) / 0.84 million [10] - Venom (Sony)
¥1.23 billion ($11.2 million) / 0.90 million [E] - Geostorm (Warner Bros.)
¥1.21 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.97 million [E] - 50 First Kisses (Sony)
¥1.21 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.83 million [E] - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony)
¥1.20 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.97 million [E] - Sakura: Guardian in the North (Toei)
¥1.18 billion ($10.7 million) / 1.00 million [E] - Sensei Kunshu (Toho)
¥1.12 billion ($10.0 million) / 0.87 million [E] - Fullmetal Alchemist (Warner Bros.)
¥1.11 billion ($9.9 million) / 0.89 million [E] - Peter Rabbit (Sony)
¥1.01 billion ($9.5 million) / 0.79 million [E] - Tonight, at the Movies (Warner Bros.)
¥1.00 billion ($9.1 million) / 0.84 million [E] - Kamen Rider Build: Be the One (Toei)

¥1 billion ↑

Legend:
¥10 billion+ (Uber-Blockbuster) / ¥5 billion+ (Blockbuster) / ¥3 billion+ (Hit) / ¥2 billion+ (Respectable) / ¥1 billion+ (Commercial Success)

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Corpse wrote:
One thing I do know is: This film will be way overpredicted in Japan.


Thanks for the analysis, and your last point is very true. I'm already seeing people on other box office sites saying $150 million is locked in Japan with a chance to go as high as Frozen. :noway:

I think some people are assuming the massive success of the Pokemon franchise (especially with the recent phenomenon in Pokemon Go) will automatically translate into box office results.


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Massive hits in Japan are rarely expected. Most of the biggest films in the market become surprise uber-blockbusters or phenomena.

The fact that it has no release date yet, and has literally no presence on Japan's movie websites (it has no film page and is unsearchable) is worrisome. I don't get the feeling that this film was made necessarily with Japanese audiences in mind. And again, unless there's a surprise announcement in next month's CoroCoro magazine saying the film will be released in Japan before anywhere else (a good strategy), we're probably looking at a release in the market next Fall/Winter.

And I believe that many are going to incorrectly presume that because it's Pokemon, and the first live-action film in the franchise, that it'll be a phenomenon in its country of origin. That's... not usually the case, though, and there are many examples:

>The Hollywood Godzilla films did okay at the box office in Japan, but they were far from major hits and don't come anywhere near the biggest films in the franchise. Shin Godzilla (2016) grossed more than the 1998 Godzilla and 2014 Godzilla films combined, for example.

>Pacific Rim was a borderline bomb but was presumed before release to become a huge success in Japan. Why? Because the Japanese love mechs and giant monsters of course! The same can be said about most other Hollywood films that feature giant robots -- they only deliver solid results at best.

>Dragonball: Evolution was an epic bomb..

>Ghost in the Shell bombed.

>The MANY Hollywood versions of Japanese horror films have mostly disappointed -- the horror genre itself isn't big in the market, though, so expectations are hard to gauge here.

Japanese audiences just have little or no interest in Hollywood adaptations or remakes of their properties, so Detective Pikachu will have to overcome this stigma.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: 2018 Weekend #1 Films
2018 - Weekend #1 Films

01/06-07: ¥343 million ($3.1 million) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) WK4
01/13-14: ¥206 million ($1.9 million) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) WK5
01/20-21: ¥242 million ($2.2 million) - Geostorm (Warner Bros.) WK1
01/27-28: ¥265 million ($2.4 million) - The Crimes That Bind (Toho) WK1
02/03-04: ¥177 million ($1.6 million) - The Crimes That Bind (Toho) WK2
02/10-11: ¥166 million ($1.5 million) - Tonight, At The Movies (Warner Bros.) WK1
02/17-18: ¥391 million ($3.7 million) - The Greatest Showman (Fox) WK1
02/24-25: ¥364 million ($3.4 million) - The Greatest Showman (Fox) WK2
03/03-04: ¥843 million ($7.9 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho) WK1
03/10-11: ¥704 million ($6.6 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho) WK2
03/17-18: ¥488 million ($4.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK1
03/24-25: ¥377 million ($3.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK2
03/31-04/01: ¥379 million ($3.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK3
04/07-08: ¥298 million ($2.8 million) - Coco (Disney) WK4
04/14-15: ¥1.296 billion ($12.1 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK1
04/21-22: ¥820 million ($7.6 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK2
04/28-29: ¥672 million ($6.2 million) - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) WK1
05/05-06: ¥552 million ($5.1 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK4
05/12-13: ¥277 million ($2.5 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK5
05/19-20: ¥218 million ($2.0 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK6
05/26-27: ¥180 million ($1.7 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK7
06/02-03: ¥375 million ($3.4 million) - Deadpool 2 (Fox) WK1
06/09-10: ¥445 million ($4.1 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK1
06/16-17: ¥344 million ($3.1 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK2
06/23-24: ¥264 million ($2.4 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK3
06/30-07/01: ¥499 million ($4.5 million) - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) WK1
07/07-08: ¥293 million ($2.6 million) - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) WK2
07/14-15: ¥1.217 billion ($10.8 million) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa) WK1
07/21-22: ¥757 million ($6.8 million) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa) WK2
07/28-29: ¥1.096 billion ($9.8 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK1
08/04-05: ¥698 million ($6.3 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK2
08/11-12: ¥613 million ($5.6 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK3
08/18-19: ¥528 million ($4.8 million) - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) WK1
08/25-26: ¥416 million ($3.8 million) - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK1
09/01-02: ¥339 million ($3.1 million) - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK2
09/08-09: ¥289 million ($2.6 million) - The Meg (Warner Bros.) WK1
09/15-16: ¥332 million ($3.0 million) - Christopher Robin (Disney) WK1
09/22-23: ¥256 million ($2.3 million) - Christopher Robin (Disney) WK2
09/29-30: ¥174 million ($1.5 million) - Natsume's Book of Friends (Aniplex) WK1
10/06-07: ¥151 million ($1.3 million) - Monster Strike: Beyond the Sky (Warner Bros.) WK1
10/13-14: ¥167 million ($1.5 million) - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK1
10/20-21: ¥134 million ($1.2 million) - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK2
10/27-28: ¥354 million ($3.2 million) - Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Star Memories (Toei) WK1
11/03-04: ¥439 million ($3.9 million) - Venom (Sony) WK1
11/10-11: ¥354 million ($3.2 million) - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) WK1


Legend:
¥1 billion+ (Exemplary) / ¥500 million+ (Great) / ¥300 million+ (Good) / ¥200 million+ (Acceptable) / ¥100 million+ (Mediocre)

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2018 - Top Multipliers

↑15x+ (Phenomenal)
x13.13 - The Greatest Showman
x11.44 - Incredibles 2
x10.80 - Destiny: The Tale of Kakamura
x10.65 - The 8-Year Engagement
x10.11 - Sensei Kunshu
x10.10 - Coco

↑10x+ (Excellent)
x9.67 - Shoplifters
x9.62 - The Boss Baby
x8.58 - 50 First Kisses
x8.41 - Code Blue [16 Weeks in Release]

↑8x+ (Great)
x7.32 - Mission: Impossible - Fallout
x7.25 - Christopher Robin [9 Weeks in Release]
x7.17 - Murder on the Orient Express
x7.05 - Mirai of the Future
x7.04 - Café Funiculi Funicula [8 Weeks in Release]
x7.02 - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer

↑7x+ (Good)
x6.98 - Killing for the Prosecutors
x6.82 - Gintama 2
x6.80 - Ready Player One
x6.74 - Chihayafuru: Conclusion
x6.70 - Ocean's 8
x6.67 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
x6.62 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
x6.39 - Recall
x6.37 - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island
x6.09 - Tonight, At The Movies
x6.01 - The Legend of the Demon Cat
x6.00 - The Crimes That Bind

↑6x+ (Average)
x5.99 - Pokemon: Everyone's Story
x5.98 - Peter Rabbit
x5.58 - My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
x5.56 - Sakura: Guardian in the North
x5.55 - Avengers: Infinity War
x5.15 - Kingsman: The Golden Circle
x5.13 - The Meg
x5.11 - Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside: Resurrection of the Demon King
x5.08 - Geostorm
x5.01 - Black Panther

↑5x+ (Mediocre)
x4.99 - Crayon Shin-chan: Kung-Fu Boys Ramen Rebellion
x4.97 - Laplace's Witch
x4.75 - Deadpool 2
x4.45 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
x4.24 - Fullmetal Alchemist
x4.19 - Solo: A Star Wars Story

↑4x+ (Poor)
x3.97 - Ant-Man and the Wasp
x3.84 - Kamen Rider Build: Be the One
x3.51 - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders

↑3x+ (Awful)

Wide Releases and ¥1 Billion Earners only.

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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)
¥9.22 billion ($82.9 million) / 7.18 million - Code Blue (2018) [16 Weeks in Release]
¥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)


Code Blue has become the highest-grossing and most-attended domestic live-action film in 15 years. It's also the first domestic live-action film to top the year in 6 years.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Remaining 2018 Release Schedule
Remaining 2018 Release Schedule (Wide & Notable Limited Releases Only):

11/15:
[x95] - BTS - Burn the Stage: The Movie (Toho Video Division)

11/16:
[327] - The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Shochiku)
[x65] - Out & Out (Showgate)
[x60] - Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Kadokawa)
[x46] - No Matter How Much My Mom Hates Me (Regents)

11/23:
[342] - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (Warner Bros.)
[100] - Gangoose (Kino Films)
[x97] - Neet Neet Neet (Spiral Pictures)
[x80] - Bleeding Steel (Twin)
[x47] - Hard-Core (Kadokawa)

11/30:
[272] - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
[207] - Our Departures (Shochiku)
[127] - The Man Who Invented Christmas (Star Channel Movies)
[x90] - Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Shochiku)
[x57] - Hereditary (Phantom Film)
[x56] - Earth: One Amazing Day (Kadokawa)

12/01:
[x97] - Jam (LDH Pictures)

12/07:
[331] - It Comes (Toho)
[x66] - Destination Wedding (Showgate)

12/14:
[364] - Yo-Kai Watch: Forever Friends (Toho)
[358] - Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Toei)
[358] - The Grinch (Toho-Towa)
[154] - Waiting For Spring (Warner Bros.)

12/21:
[295] - Nisekoi: False Love (Toho)
[167] - Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
[160] - A Star is Born (Warner Bros.)

12/22:
[317] - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (Toei)

12/28:
[330] - A Banana? At This Time of Night? (Shochiku)


Preliminary theater counts in [brackets]; subject-to-change, especially for 3D/IMAX releases distributed by Disney and Warner Bros.

Theater Count Key:
[<100]: Limited.
[101-149]: Wide.
[150-199]: Below Average.
[200-249]: Standard.
[250-299]: Above average.
[300-349]: Very wide.
[>350]: Optimal.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Remaining 2018 Release Schedule
I didn't have enough time to post the Weekend Forecast this week, but I'll have Weekend Estimates up later today.

Of note... Bohemian Rhapsody appears likely to enjoy a second weekend increase, probably around 5%, despite this weekend not having any benefit such as a holiday. Everything else behaved normally over the weekend.

I'm not shockingly surprised or anything by the second weekend increase -- the film is receiving glowing audience reviews in Japan, and musical-related films often develop strong legs in the market -- but it's very impressive nonetheless. It's likely going to go on to exceed the ¥3 billion ($25-30 million+) milestone, and may even go beyond the usual great legs and reach ¥4 billion ($35-40 million+) based on its performance so far.

It's a different type of film, but it reminds me of Michael Jackson's This Is It, which opened very well and later developed excellent legs. Japan was its biggest market by a considerable margin, more than tripling its gross in the U.K. and was less than 20% behind its total in the U.S.

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Weekend Actuals (11/17-18)
01 (01) ¥388,507,300 ($3.4 million), +10%, ¥1,321,587,500 ($11.7 million), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) WK2
02 (02) ¥192,859,700 ($1.7 million), -33%, ¥1,655,049,800 ($14.6 million), Venom (Sony) WK3
03 (03) ¥152,520,700 ($1.4 million), -22%, ¥1,110,774,600 ($9.8 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) WK3
04 (---) ¥148,000,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥195,984,600 ($1.7 million), The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Shochiku) NEW
05 (04) ¥x99,410,100 ($882,000), -41%, ¥434,451,900 ($3.9 million), You, I Love (Asmik Ace) WK2
06 (05) ¥x79,555,200 ($705,000), -30%, ¥934,855,400 ($8.3 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK4
07 (---) ¥x50,000,000 ($445.000), 0, ¥x80,000,000 ($710,000), BTS - Burn the Stage: The Movie (Toho Video Division) NEW
08 (06) ¥x28,085,200 ($249,000), -61%, ¥171,859,000 ($1.5 million), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) WK2
09 (07) ¥x23,860,600 ($212,000), -53%, ¥104,588,320 ($927,000), Zoku Owarimonogatari (Aniplex) WK2
10 (08) ¥x22,333,600 ($198,000),-42%, ¥469,456,100 ($4.2 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK4


>Bohemian Rhapsody easily claim its second weekend atop the box office, and delivered an incredible double-digit increase in the process. I had little doubt the film would perform well and develop great legs, but it seems clear it's going to go beyond just having a great run. It'll likely be several weeks before we get a clearer picture of where it may be heading, but I believe we can expect a gross of at least ¥4 billion ($35 million+) and wouldn't be surprised if I up that as soon as next week. Its audience reception is pretty incredible (averaging 4.5+/5 on most sites).

>Venom continues to hold better than the average Marvel/DC film and has assured itself a gross north of ¥2 billion, and it may be able to climb closer to ¥2.5 billion (~$22/23 million). Definitely a good performance in the market.

>Stolen Identity is proving to be a nice surprise with its holds as well, and will have no problem exceeding ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million) and probably finish around ¥1.75 billion (~$16 million). Toho doesn't have a strong slate of films this Fall/Winter, so any overperformance, even if its minor, will certainly be welcomed for them (and the box office).

>The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps settles for fourth place, selling a decent 112,933 admissions over the weekend frame across 325 screens; and 152,206 admissions since Friday.

>Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories has been quite frontloaded as expected, but thanks to its record franchise opening weekend, it's now edging closer and closer to the ¥1 billion (~$10 million) milestone and may exceed the mark next weekend. This isn't anything remarkable on its own, but it will be the first film in a few years to reach the milestone.

>BTS - Burn the Stage: The Movie hasn't had any figures released yet, so its gross is currently an estimate based on its weekend admissions ranking; will be updated when the actual is released in a few days.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Top Opening Weekends: 2018
2018 - Top Opening Weekends
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Screen Count] - Film (Distributor)

¥1.296 billion ($12.1 million) / 1,012,000 [384] - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho)
¥1.217 billion ($10.8 million) / 833,190 [1002] - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa)
¥1.125 billion ($9.9 million) / 737,467 [937] - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
¥1.096 billion ($9.8 million) / 810,918 [439] - Code Blue (Toho)

¥1 billion ↨
¥843.1 million ($7.9 million) / 716,629 [381] - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho)
¥672.4 million ($6.2 million) / 437,209 [653] - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
¥639.2 million ($5.7 million) / 450,315 [638] - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa)
¥528.2 million ($4.8 million) / 385,058 [346] - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.)
¥501.4 million ($4.5 million) / 440,242 [370] - Pokemon: Everyone's Story (Toho)

¥500 million ↨
¥499.4 million ($4.5 million) / 375,293 [863] - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
¥488.1 million ($4.6 million) / 368,214 [511] - Coco (Disney)
¥444.8 million ($4.1 million) / 349,950 [334] - Shoplifters (Gaga)
¥439.0 million ($3.9 million) / 289,012 [746] - Venom (Sony)
¥422.1 million ($3.8 million) / 331,697 [432] - Incredibles 2 (Disney)
¥415.6 million ($3.8 million) / 317,807 [335] - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho)
¥400.1 million ($3.6 million) / 295,828 [456] - Mirai of the Future (Toho)
¥399.2 million ($3.6 million) / 355,230 [366] - Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside - Resurrection of the Demon King (Toho)
¥390.6 million ($3.7 million) / 267,619 [405] - The Greatest Showman (Fox)
¥375.1 million ($3.4 million) / 239,215 [789] - Deadpool 2 (Fox)
¥367.8 million ($3.4 million) / 214,973 [745] - Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)
¥367.1 million ($3.4 million) / 314,648 [354] - Crayon Shin-chan: Kung-Fu Boys Ramen Rebellion (Toho)
¥359.2 million ($3.2 million) / 303,089 [331] - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (Toei)
¥354.3 million ($3.3 million) / 286,556 [335] - The Boss Baby (Toho-Towa)
¥354.3 million ($3.2 million) / 245,258 [469] - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
¥353.6 million ($3.2 million) / 309,781 [230] - Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Star Memories (Toei)
¥332.3 million ($3.0 million) / 244,758 [501] - Christopher Robin (Disney)
¥330.1 million ($2.9 million) / 224,480 [673] - Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox)
¥322.2 million ($2.9 million) / 238,979 [656] - Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
¥309.7 million ($2.9 million) / 199,124 [631] - Black Panther (Disney)

¥300 million ↨
¥297.2 million ($2.6 million) / 231,465 [401] - Destiny: The Tale of Kakamura (Toho)
¥289.0 million ($2.6 million) / 183,000 [381] - The Meg (Warner Bros.)
¥287.1 million ($2.6 million) / 224,697 [299] - My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Toho)
¥282.9 million ($2.6 million) / 229,281 [307] - The Legend of the Demon Cat (Toho/Kadokawa)
¥278.6 million ($2.6 million) / 192,791 [581] - Pacific Rim: Uprising (Toho-Towa)
¥277.8 million ($2.6 million) / 207,998 [323] - Laplace's Witch (Toho)
¥271.9 million ($2.6 million) / 180,315 [627] - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony)
¥266.0 million ($2.4 million) / 209,841 [329] - Recall (Shochiku)
¥264.9 million ($2.4 million) / 205,823 [335] - The Crimes That Bind (Toho)
¥264.1 million ($2.3 million) / 191,212 [441] - Fullmetal Alchemist (Warner Bros.)
¥262.9 million ($2.3 million) / 203,803 [320] - The 8-Year Engagement (Shochiku)
¥260.3 million ($2.3 million) / 213,166 [297] - Kamen Rider Build: Be the One (Toei)
¥256.5 million ($2.3 million) / 209,962 [307] - Chihayafuru: Conclusion (Toho)
¥244.6 million ($2.2 million) / 177,808 [326] - Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros.)
¥242.2 million ($2.2 million) / 170,593 [584] - Geostorm (Warner Bros.)
¥234.0 million ($2.1 million) / 169,000 [315] - Stolen Identity (Toho)
¥226.2 million ($2.1 million) / 202,750 [214] - Pretty Cure Super Stars! (Toei)
¥225.8 million ($2.0 million) / 169,100 [455] - Murder on the Orient Express (Fox)
¥216.0 million ($2.0 million) / 188,814 [351] - Sakura: Guardian in the North (Toei)
¥202.9 million ($1.8 million) / 156,208 [307] - Café Funiculi Funicula (Toho)

¥200 million ↨
¥196.1 million ($1.8 million) / 169,095 [274] - The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoner of the Sky (Toei)
¥185.9 million ($1.7 million) / 144,965 [463] - Peter Rabbit (Sony)
¥173.9 million ($1.5 million) / 118,411 [135] - Natsume's Book of Friends (Aniplex)
¥170.3 million ($1.5 million) / 142,930 [217] - You, I Love (Asmik Ace)
¥166.7 million ($1.5 million) / 134,089 [206] - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu)
¥165.8 million ($1.5 million) / 126,490 [298] - Tonight, At the Movie (Warner Bros.)
¥164.7 million ($1.5 million) / 123,151 [329] - Last Winter, We Parted (Warner Bros.)
¥160.7 million ($1.4 million) / 109,922 [435] - The Predator (Fox)
¥159.1 million ($1.4 million) / 116,803 [285] - The Lies She Loved (Toho)
¥154.2 million ($1.4 million) / 128,412 [318] - Sunny: Strong Mind, Strong Love (Toho)
¥152.0 million ($1.4 million) / 117,873 [337] - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Toho-Towa)
¥151.0 million ($1.3 million) / 115,000 [336] - Monster Strike: Beyond the Sky (Warner Bros.)
¥148.8 million ($1.3 million) / 110,618 [334] - Detective in the Bar 3 (Toei)
¥148.0 million ($1.3 million) / 112,933 [325] - The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Shochiku)
¥147.1 million ($1.3 million) / 112,684 [337] - The Blood of Wolves (Toei)
¥145.9 million ($1.3 million) / 118,798 [059] - Girls und Panzer: The Finale - Part 1 (Showgate)
¥141.0 million ($1.3 million) / 96,000 [321] - 50 First Kisses (Sony)
¥140.9 million ($1.3 million) / 95,947 [654] - Rampage (Warner Bros.)
¥137.2 million ($1.2 million) / 115,215 [281] - That is Not a Child But a Minor (Toho)
¥135.0 million ($1.2 million) / 99,122 [329] - Bleach (Shochiku)
¥129.1 million ($1.2 million) / 95,156 [298] - The Scythian Lamb (Asmik Ace)
¥128.2 million ($1.2 million) / 93,045 [269] - Impossibility Defense (Showgate)
¥128.0 million ($1.2 million) / 109,840 [281] - The Post (Toho-Towa)
¥126.4 million ($1.2 million) / 112,000 [336] - What a Wonderful Family! 3 (Shochiku)
¥124.0 million ($1.2 million) / 90,102 [313] - Inuyakashi (Toho)
¥122.0 million ($1.1 million) / 101,212 [327] - Nomitori Samurai (Toho)
¥121.1 million ($1.1 million) / 112,116 [208] - Anpanman: Shine! Kurun and the Star of Life (Tokyo Theaters, Co.)
¥120.4 million ($1.1 million) / 85,867 [301] - After the Rain (Toho)
¥119.6 million ($1.1 million) / 89,000 [299] - Million Dollar Man (Toho)
¥119.4 million ($1.1 million) / 90,854 [237] - The 15:17 to Paris (Warner Bros.)
¥117.4 million ($1.0 million) / 88,898 [323] - Perfect World (Shochiku)
¥116.9 million ($1.1 million) / 92,468 [297] - Sensei Kunshun (Toho)
¥116.7 million ($1.1 million) / 93,103 [382] - Paddington 2 (Kino Films)
¥111.6 million ($1.0 million) / 83,313 [296] - Hibiki (Toho)
¥110.1 million ($1.0 million) / 87,000 [319] - Rainbow Days (Shochiku)
¥107.9 million ($1.0 million) / 91,754 [343] - Samurai's Promise (Toho)
¥106.9 million ($1.0 million) / 87,206 [169] - Let Me Eat Your Pancreas (Aniplex)
¥104.1 million ($1.0 million) / 77,156 [314] - Tomb Raider (Warner Bros.)
¥103.0 million ($0.9 million) / 82,000 [321] - The Cat Traveling Chronicles (Shochiku)
¥102.4 million ($1.0 million) / 79,626 [260] - The Shape of Water (Fox)

¥100 million ↑

Legend:
¥1 billion+ (Exemplary) / ¥500 million+ (Great) / ¥300 million+ (Good) / ¥200 million+ (Acceptable) / ¥100 million+ (Mediocre)

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2018 - Top Grossing Films
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Days In Release] - Film (Distributor)

¥10 billion ↨
¥9.22 billion ($83.0 million) / 7.18 million [115] - Code Blue (Toho)
¥9.10 billion ($83.0 million) / 6.83 million [E] - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho)
¥8.06 billion ($72.2 million) / 5.53 million [E] - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa)
¥7.50 billion ($66.2 million) / 5.05 million [F] - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
¥5.37 billion ($50.0 million) / 4.68 million [F] - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho)
¥5.13 billion ($47.8 million) / 3.67 million [E] - The Greatest Showman (Fox)

¥5 billion ↨
¥4.93 billion ($46.0 million) / 3.93 million [E] - Coco (Disney)
¥4.83 billion ($43.7 million) / 4.02 million [E] - Incredibles 2 (Disney)
¥4.68 billion ($42.2 million) / 3.39 million [E] - Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Toho-Towa)
¥4.31 billion ($39.0 million) / 3.50 million [E] - Shoplifters (Gaga)
¥3.73 billion ($34.0 million) / 2.50 million [F] - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
¥3.60 billion ($32.4 million) / 2.79 million [E] - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.)
¥3.43 billion ($31.8 million) / 2.93 million [F] - The Boss Baby (Toho-Towa)
¥3.21 billion ($28.6 million) / 2.54 million [F] - Destiny: The Tale of Kakamura (Toho)
¥3.06 billion ($27.5 million) / 2.19 million [149] - One Cut of the Dead (Asmik Ace)
¥3.00 billion ($27.2 million) / 2.64 million [E] - Pokemon: Everyone's Story (Toho)

¥3 billion ↨
¥2.90 billion ($26.1 million) / 2.30 million [E] - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho)
¥2.82 billion ($25.7 million) / 2.24 million [E] - Mirai of the Future (Toho)
¥2.80 billion ($25.0 million) / 2.23 million [F] - The 8-Year Engagement (Shochiku)
¥2.50 billion ($22.8 million) / 1.53 million [E] - Ready Player One (Warner Bros.)
¥2.41 billion ($21.3 million) / 1.81 million [E] - Christopher Robin (Disney)
¥2.09 billion ($18.9 million) / 1.50 million [E] - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
¥2.04 billion ($18.2 million) / 1.82 million [F] - Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside - Resurrection of the Demon King (Toho)

¥2 billion ↨
¥1.83 billion ($16.6 million) / 1.55 million [F] - Crayon Shin-chan: Kung-Fu Boys Ramen Rebellion (Toho)
¥1.78 billion ($16.2 million) / 1.18 million [E] - Deadpool 2 (Fox)
¥1.73 billion ($16.1 million) / 1.47 million [F] - Chihayafuru: Conclusion (Toho)
¥1.70 billion ($15.5 million) / 1.40 million [F] - Legend of the Demon Cat (Toho/Kadokawa)
¥1.70 billion ($15.3 million) / 1.22 million [F] - Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Fox)
¥1.70 billion ($15.2 million) / 1.36 million [E] - Recall (Shochiku)
¥1.66 billion ($14.6 million) / 1.12 million [17] - Venom (Sony)
¥1.64 billion ($14.8 million) / 1.25 million [E] - Ocean's 8 (Warner Bros.)
¥1.62 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.28 million [F] - Murder on the Orient Express (Fox)
¥1.60 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.29 million [E] - My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Toho)
¥1.59 billion ($14.5 million) / 1.27 million [F] - The Crimes That Bind (Toho)
¥1.55 billion ($14.4 million) / 1.03 million [F] - Black Panther (Disney)
¥1.48 billion ($13.0 million) / 0.98 million [E] - The Meg (Warner Bros.)
¥1.45 billion ($12.9 million) / 1.14 million [59] - Café Funiculi Funicula (Toho)
¥1.38 billion ($12.4 million) / 1.06 million [F] - Laplace's Witch (Toho)
¥1.32 billion ($11.7 million) / 0.92 million [10] - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
¥1.28 billion ($11.4 million) / 0.90 million [E] - Ant-Man and the Wasp (Disney)
¥1.26 billion ($11.3 million) / 1.06 million [E] - Kamen Hensei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid With Legend Riders (Toei)
¥1.23 billion ($11.2 million) / 0.90 million [E] - Geostorm (Warner Bros.)
¥1.21 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.97 million [E] - 50 First Kisses (Sony)
¥1.21 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.83 million [E] - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony)
¥1.20 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.97 million [E] - Sakura: Guardian in the North (Toei)
¥1.18 billion ($10.7 million) / 1.00 million [E] - Sensei Kunshu (Toho)
¥1.12 billion ($10.0 million) / 0.87 million [E] - Fullmetal Alchemist (Warner Bros.)
¥1.11 billion ($9.9 million) / 0.89 million [E] - Peter Rabbit (Sony)
¥1.11 billion ($9.8 million) / 0.83 million [17] - Stolen Identity (Toho)
¥1.01 billion ($9.5 million) / 0.79 million [E] - Tonight, at the Movies (Warner Bros.)
¥1.00 billion ($9.1 million) / 0.84 million [E] - Kamen Rider Build: Be the One (Toei)

¥1 billion ↑

Legend:
¥10 billion+ (Uber-Blockbuster) / ¥5 billion+ (Blockbuster) / ¥3 billion+ (Hit) / ¥2 billion+ (Respectable) / ¥1 billion+ (Commercial Success)

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2018 - Weekend #1 Films

01/06-07: ¥343 million ($3.1 million) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) WK4
01/13-14: ¥206 million ($1.9 million) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) WK5
01/20-21: ¥242 million ($2.2 million) - Geostorm (Warner Bros.) WK1
01/27-28: ¥265 million ($2.4 million) - The Crimes That Bind (Toho) WK1
02/03-04: ¥177 million ($1.6 million) - The Crimes That Bind (Toho) WK2
02/10-11: ¥166 million ($1.5 million) - Tonight, At The Movies (Warner Bros.) WK1
02/17-18: ¥391 million ($3.7 million) - The Greatest Showman (Fox) WK1
02/24-25: ¥364 million ($3.4 million) - The Greatest Showman (Fox) WK2
03/03-04: ¥843 million ($7.9 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho) WK1
03/10-11: ¥704 million ($6.6 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (Toho) WK2
03/17-18: ¥488 million ($4.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK1
03/24-25: ¥377 million ($3.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK2
03/31-04/01: ¥379 million ($3.6 million) - Coco (Disney) WK3
04/07-08: ¥298 million ($2.8 million) - Coco (Disney) WK4
04/14-15: ¥1.296 billion ($12.1 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK1
04/21-22: ¥820 million ($7.6 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK2
04/28-29: ¥672 million ($6.2 million) - Avengers: Infinity War (Disney) WK1
05/05-06: ¥552 million ($5.1 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK4
05/12-13: ¥277 million ($2.5 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK5
05/19-20: ¥218 million ($2.0 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK6
05/26-27: ¥180 million ($1.7 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK7
06/02-03: ¥375 million ($3.4 million) - Deadpool 2 (Fox) WK1
06/09-10: ¥445 million ($4.1 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK1
06/16-17: ¥344 million ($3.1 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK2
06/23-24: ¥264 million ($2.4 million) - Shoplifters (Gaga) WK3
06/30-07/01: ¥499 million ($4.5 million) - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) WK1
07/07-08: ¥293 million ($2.6 million) - Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney) WK2
07/14-15: ¥1.217 billion ($10.8 million) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa) WK1
07/21-22: ¥757 million ($6.8 million) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Toho-Towa) WK2
07/28-29: ¥1.096 billion ($9.8 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK1
08/04-05: ¥698 million ($6.3 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK2
08/11-12: ¥613 million ($5.6 million) - Code Blue (Toho) WK3
08/18-19: ¥528 million ($4.8 million) - Gintama 2 (Warner Bros.) WK1
08/25-26: ¥416 million ($3.8 million) - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK1
09/01-02: ¥339 million ($3.1 million) - Killing for the Prosecutors (Toho) WK2
09/08-09: ¥289 million ($2.6 million) - The Meg (Warner Bros.) WK1
09/15-16: ¥332 million ($3.0 million) - Christopher Robin (Disney) WK1
09/22-23: ¥256 million ($2.3 million) - Christopher Robin (Disney) WK2
09/29-30: ¥174 million ($1.5 million) - Natsume's Book of Friends (Aniplex) WK1
10/06-07: ¥151 million ($1.3 million) - Monster Strike: Beyond the Sky (Warner Bros.) WK1
10/13-14: ¥167 million ($1.5 million) - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK1
10/20-21: ¥134 million ($1.2 million) - The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK2
10/27-28: ¥354 million ($3.2 million) - Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Star Memories (Toei) WK1
11/03-04: ¥439 million ($3.9 million) - Venom (Sony) WK1
11/10-11: ¥354 million ($3.2 million) - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) WK1
11/17-18: ¥388 million ($3.4 million) - Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) WK2


Legend:
¥1 billion+ (Exemplary) / ¥500 million+ (Great) / ¥300 million+ (Good) / ¥200 million+ (Acceptable) / ¥100 million+ (Mediocre)

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Weekend Actuals; Charts Updated! (11/1
Hello again, the new DBZ movie is out in a few weeks so I plan to keep an eye on that like an eagle as I did before.

I just wanted to clarify a few things because it's already been three and a half years since the last one. Last time I was told about this site.

https://mimorin2014.blog.fc2.com

And in the top right it tells you the movies and a number. Last time around I was told that the number represents ticket sales from an estimate of 43% of theatres in Japan.

I was also told what the average ticket price was too so from that if the number in the corner said 100,000 then I could work out what the overall ticket sales was and get an estimate of the daily gross.

I was wondering if this was still the same. Is it still the same 43%? Is it worth asking what the average ticket price is now? Or will it change over the next three weeks?


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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Remaining 2018 Release Schedule
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Remaining 2018 Release Schedule (Wide & Notable Limited Releases Only):

11/15:
[x95] - BTS - Burn the Stage: The Movie (Toho Video Division)

11/16:
[327] - The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Shochiku)
[x65] - Out & Out (Showgate)
[x60] - Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Kadokawa)
[x46] - No Matter How Much My Mom Hates Me (Regents)

11/23:
[342] - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (Warner Bros.)
[100] - Gangoose (Kino Films)
[x97] - Neet Neet Neet (Spiral Pictures)
[x80] - Bleeding Steel (Twin)
[x47] - Hard-Core (Kadokawa)

11/30:
[272] - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
[207] - Our Departures (Shochiku)
[127] - The Man Who Invented Christmas (Star Channel Movies)
[x90] - Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Shochiku)
[x57] - Hereditary (Phantom Film)
[x56] - Earth: One Amazing Day (Kadokawa)

12/01:
[x97] - Jam (LDH Pictures)

12/07:
[331] - It Comes (Toho)
[x66] - Destination Wedding (Showgate)

12/14:
[364] - Yo-Kai Watch: Forever Friends (Toho)
[358] - Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Toei)
[358] - The Grinch (Toho-Towa)
[154] - Waiting For Spring (Warner Bros.)

12/21:
[295] - Nisekoi: False Love (Toho)
[167] - Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
[160] - A Star is Born (Warner Bros.)

12/22:
[317] - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (Toei)

12/28:
[330] - A Banana? At This Time of Night? (Shochiku)


Preliminary theater counts in [brackets]; subject-to-change, especially for 3D/IMAX releases distributed by Disney and Warner Bros.

Theater Count Key:
[<100]: Limited.
[101-149]: Wide.
[150-199]: Below Average.
[200-249]: Standard.
[250-299]: Above average.
[300-349]: Very wide.
[>350]: Optimal.


I was going to comment how Ralph Breaks the Internet and A Star is Born's theater counts seem too low until I noticed your note about it being preliminary and subject to change. I'm guessing the final count should be closer to 350? Especially for a major WDAS release.


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I was wondering if this was still the same. Is it still the same 43%? Is it worth asking what the average ticket price is now? Or will it change over the next three weeks?


The usual locations represent between 65-70% of the overall market now.

The average ticket price in Japan is a little above ¥1,300. You cannot, however, apply that number to too many films. Japan has so many different prices for tickets depending on who you are (e.g. a woman, a student, a child, a senior, a couple, etc.) or what time of day you're seeing a film (early morning and late-night showings are usually cheaper), that one film could have just a ¥1,050 average versus one that has a ¥1,550 average (as much as a 30-35% difference).

It's all about the demographic that a film is targeting in the Japan that determines that films' average ticket price.

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I was going to comment how Ralph Breaks the Internet and A Star is Born's theater counts seem too low until I noticed your note about it being preliminary and subject to change. I'm guessing the final count should be closer to 350? Especially for a major WDAS release.


Ralph Breaks the Internet should be close to or a bit over 350. I don't think A Star is Born will be quite that high, but 300+ is likely.

Premium format releases (3D, IMAX, etc.), like Ralph, don't typically have their full theater list available until a couple weeks before release since other premium format films already in release can affect the counts.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Weekend Actuals; Charts Updated! (11/1
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald got off to a pretty explosive start on Friday, likely earning over ¥650 million (~$6 million). This would normally be an indicator of a major opening weekend ahead, but Friday was a national holiday and it could have burned off a good amount of demand already. Regardless, the first day, despite the holiday boost, is excellent, and probably means the film will deliver a similar performance as the original -- which, if anyone remembers, managed to outgross the lowest grossing Harry Potter film, Deathly Hallows - Part 1.

This may be the only market that having Johnny Depp in the role will prove beneficial, given his star power here.

It's also worth noting that The Crimes of Grindelwald is the widest release ever in Japan in terms of seating/showtimes, and might have broken the theater count record, too. It's averaging 13 showtimes per location on an average screen seating 286.

I'll have the Weekend Forecast posted later this evening.

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Weekend Forecast (11/24-25)
01 (---) ¥825,000,000 ($7.3 million), 0, ¥1,475,000,000 ($13.1 million), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner Bros.) NEW
02 (01) ¥457,000,000 ($4.0 million), +18%, ¥2,400,000,000 ($21.4 million), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) WK3
03 (03) ¥122,000,000 ($1.4 million), -20%, ¥1,420,000,000 ($12.6 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) WK4
04 (02) ¥118,000,000 ($1.1 million), -39%, ¥1,950,000,000 ($17.2 million), Venom (Sony) WK4
05 (04) ¥109,000,000 ($1.0 million), -26%, ¥520,000,000 ($4.6 million), The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Shochiku) WK2
06 (05) ¥x74,000,000 ($655,000), -25%, ¥600,000,000 ($5.4 million), You, I Love (Asmik Ace) WK3
07 (07) ¥x66,000,000 ($585,000), -16%, ¥1,050,000,000 ($9.3 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK5
08 (06) ¥x56,000,000 ($495,000), -40%, ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), BTS - Burn the Stage: The Movie (Toho Video Division) WK2
09 (11) ¥x18,000,000 ($160,000), -20%, ¥520,000,000 ($4.6 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK5
10 (08) ¥x13,000,000 ($115,000), -52%, ¥220,000,000 ($1.9 million), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) WK3


>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn't showing any early signs of declining from its predecessor, and appears set to debut on par with it. I checked how well Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened on November 23rd of 2016, the same day that Crimes of Grindelwald opened (the date is a national holiday in Japan), and Grindelwald opened just 0.9% behind it in estimated admissions.

A comparable opening with the original film, or maybe even a slightly higher start, would be quite impressive given the lackluster reviews (audience scores in Japan are solid though), but the Harry Potter fanbase is truly one of dedication in the market (once it stabilized near the end of the series). A similar debut won't necessarily mean a similar total, though, as some of the middle Harry Potter films (3-5) managed to match/surpass the debuts of the first two films, yet earned much, much less, so time will tell where it may finish.

And I'll mention again that Johnny Depp in the starring villains' role is likely helping it a bit, although he didn't appear with the cast in Tokyo yesterday; surprising given his appearances are notable in the market.

>Bohemian Rhapsody is quickly becoming a phenomenon at the rate it's going, as it looks to achieve another weekend increase. Its weekdays have been phenomenal as well, being up day-to-day each day. It's becoming increasingly likely that this biopic may be headed for a ¥5 billion+ ($45 million+) total, or more.

And finally, almost anything could occupy the ninth and tenth spots this weekend. My selections are just based on pre-sales going into the weekend, but they're so low, that many other films could make an appearance.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Weekend Actuals; Charts Updated! (11/1
Corpse wrote:
The usual locations represent between 65-70% of the overall market now.

The average ticket price in Japan is a little above ¥1,300. You cannot, however, apply that number to too many films. Japan has so many different prices for tickets depending on who you are (e.g. a woman, a student, a child, a senior, a couple, etc.) or what time of day you're seeing a film (early morning and late-night showings are usually cheaper), that one film could have just a ¥1,050 average versus one that has a ¥1,550 average (as much as a 30-35% difference).

It's all about the demographic that a film is targeting in the Japan that determines that films' average ticket price.


Well for something like Dragon Ball that would be more geared towards younger audiences I suppose that would give a lower average right?

I suppose I'll have to wait to see what the opening weekend gross is and the ticket sales before I can get a reasonable average ticket price then.

Edit: In fact going by last time I can see that you put Resurrection F as having a opening of ¥960 million from 715,000 tickets which would at least during that point give an average of ¥1,340 per ticket which fits with what you said.

Think that figure would make an accurate enough average for the upcoming movie?


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