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    (C)2018 Twentieth Century FoxWeekend Actuals (11/10-11)01 (---) ¥354,211,000 ($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) WK204 (---) ¥169,971,100 ($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) WK306 (---) ¥x75,000,000 ($660,000), 0, ¥102,802,500 ($901,000), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) NEW07 (---) ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), 0, ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), Zoku Owarimonogatari (Aniplex) NEW 08 (05) ¥x38,357,300 ($336,000),-40%, ¥409,063,400 ($3.7 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK309 (---) ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), 0, ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), Anemone: Kokyoshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Showgate) NEW10 (---) ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), 0, ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), 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. Note: The weekend numbers for Godzilla (its 3-day total is available above, though, and it sold 72,973 admissions in 3 days, too), Zoku Owarimonogatari, Anemone, and Johnny English remain estimates. All four of these films are either limited or almost limited releases, and unfortunately actuals come in a day or two later for them. I'll update them when they're available. Their rankings above are based on their real weekend ranking in terms of admissions.
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    (C)2018 Twentieth Century FoxWeekend Estimates (11/10-11)01 (---) ¥325,000,000 ($2.9 million), 0, ¥430,000,000 ($3.8 million), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) NEW 02 (01) ¥272,000,000 ($2.4 million), -38%, ¥1,180,000,000 ($10.4 million), Venom (Sony) WK2 03 (02) ¥189,000,000 ($1.6 million), -19%, ¥700,000,000 ($6.2 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) WK204 (---) ¥175,000,000 ($1.5 million), 0, ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), You, I Love (Asmik Ace) NEW 05 (03) ¥107,000,000 ($940,000), -46%, ¥790,000,000 ($7.0 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK306 (---) ¥x75,000,000 ($660,000), 0, ¥x95,000,000 ($835,000), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) NEW07 (---) ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), 0, ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), Zoku Owarimonogatari (Aniplex) NEW 08 (05) ¥x38,000,000 ($335,000),-41%, ¥400,000,000 ($3.6 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK309 (---) ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), 0, ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000), Johnny English Strikes Again (Toho-Towa) NEW10 (---) ¥x25,000,000 ($220,000), 0, ¥x25,000,000 ($220,000), Anemone: Kokyoshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Showgate) NEWPretty busy this evening to type up an analysis, but I'll have one tomorrow with the weekend actuals. Overall, an "expected" weekend that saw a number of limited or barely wide releases crack the Top 10
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    JAPAN BOX OFFICE

    (C)2018 Twentieth Century FoxWeekend Forecast (11/10-11)01 (---) ¥325,000,000 ($2.9 million), 0, ¥430,000,000 ($3.8 million), Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) NEW 02 (01) ¥263,000,000 ($2.3 million), -40%, ¥1,175,000,000 ($10.3 million), Venom (Sony) WK203 (---) ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), 0, ¥270,000,000 ($2.4 million), You, I Love (Asmik Ace) NEW 04 (02) ¥178,000,000 ($1.6 million), -24%, ¥700,000,000 ($6.2 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) WK2 05 (03) ¥116,000,000 ($1.0 million), -41%, ¥800,000,000 ($7.1 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK306 (---) ¥100,000,000 ($880,000), 0, ¥125,000,000 ($1.1 million), Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Toho) NEW 07 (05) ¥x40,000,000 ($350,000),-37%, ¥400,000,000 ($3.6 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK308 (---) ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), 0, ¥x30,000,000 ($265,000), Zoku Owarimonogatari (Aniplex) NEW 09 (07) ¥x28,000,000 ($245,000), -39%, ¥575,000,000 ($5.0 million), Million Dollar Man (Toho) WK4 10 (08) ¥x27,000,000 ($235,000), -32%, ¥900,000,000 ($8.0 million), Every Day, A Good Day (Tokyo Theaters, Co.) WK5There is a lot going on this weekend, and I wouldn't be surprised if the bottom half of the Top 10 looks noticeably different on Sunday/Monday. The weekend has 24 theatrical releases, and 10 of those are playing wide enough to potentially make the Top 10. >Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to debut atop the box office after delivering a good first day yesterday and with its solid pre-sales going into the weekend frame. This is the sort of film that typically develops great legs, too, so expect a good run in the market. A debut around the forecast would probably allow it to reach ¥2-2.5 billion ($20-25 million). >Venom isn't going to break the trend of frontloaded Marvel/DC films (excluding Spider-Man releases) it seems, but its second weekend will be on par with the standard opening weekend for the average Marvel/DC film. I'm expecting it to exceed the ¥2 billion (up to $20 million) milestone, and probably finish around ¥2.2/2.3 billion ($20 million+). It would be the 15th Marvel/DC film to reach ¥2 billion, and only the 5th to do outside of the Spider-Man and Avengers releases. >You, I Love has some impressive pre-sales that suggest it may debut in second place ahead of Venom, but being an Asmik Ace release, it probably doesn't have the necessary screens to do it. We'll see; and either way, it should end up as a welcomed success for Asmik Ace. >Godzilla: The Planet Eater is the third and final film of Toho Animation's animated Godzilla film trilogy. Its first day came in about 13% ahead of the last film, but its weekend pre-sales are about on par with it. The second film missed the ¥100 million mark in its debut in May, but I'm going to predict this one just barely reaches it due to the finale factor.
  4. The Shining isn't my choice for number 1, but it's definitely good, and I could see why it did so well.
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    JAPAN BOX OFFICE

    (C)&TM 2018 MARVELWeekend Actuals (11/03-04)01 (---) ¥439,035,300 ($3.9 million), 0, ¥569,152,400 ($5.0 million), Venom (Sony) NEW02 (---) ¥234,000,000 ($2.1 million), 0, ¥301,486,500 ($2.7 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) NEW 03 (01) ¥197,354,600 ($1.7 million), -46%, ¥656,957,100 ($5.8 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK2 04 (04) ¥x65,276,750 ($577,000), -22%, ¥672,174,358 ($6.0 million), The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK4 05 (02) ¥x63,724,600 ($563,000), -38%, ¥312,883,000 ($2.8 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK206 (---) ¥x60,000,000 ($530,000), 0, ¥x90,000,000 ($800,000), The Antique (Fox/Kadokawa) NEW 07 (03) ¥x46,477,000 ($411,000), -45%, ¥513,210,100 ($4.5 million), Million Dollar Man (Toho) WK3 08 (05) ¥x40,712,850 ($359,000), -34%, ¥813,351,500 ($7.2 million), Every Day, A Good Day (Tokyo Theaters, Co.) WK4 09 (06) ¥x40,634,700 ($345,000), -35%, ¥9,101,670,800 ($83.0 million), Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK30 10 (09) ¥x24,999,900 ($221,000), -33%, ¥221,466,600 ($2.0 million), Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha - Detonation (Shochiku) WK3>Venom debuted atop the box office in a big way, delivering the tenth biggest opening weekend in Marvel/DC history, only trailing the many Spider-Man and Avengers (including Civil War) films. The film sold an impressive 289,012 admissions over the weekend frame across 746 screens; and 396,989 admissions since opening on Friday. This debut is an impressive 4% higher than The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and just 2% lower than Spider-Man: Homecoming. It's also the biggest opening weekend for a Sony release since, well, Spider-Man: Homecoming as well. We can expect a minimum gross of at least ¥2 billion (~$20 million), but a gross between ¥2.5-3 billion ($25-30 million) should be doable. >Stolen Identity opened in second place, and also surprised a bit by coming in comfortably above the ¥200 million mark. It sold a solid 169,000 admissions over the weekend frame on 315 screens; and 220,663 admissions since opening on Friday. Expect a total near ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million). >The Antique numbers remain an estimate, but I'll update when its actual is made available. >Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer achieved its 18th non-consecutive weekend in the Top 10, and exceeded 6.82 million admissions on its 206th day in release. I'll have to check and see if Toho has decided to extend its 4D expansion, which was scheduled to end this upcoming Friday. Unless it receives an extended release that lasts a few more weeks, it won't be surpassing Code Blue to become the #1 film of 2018, but its success is remarkably impressive.
  6. @grim22 What happened to this? The deadline is in two days but you never moved it to the main forum or posted about the scoring.
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    (C)&TM 2018 MARVELWeekend Forecast (11/03-04)01 (---) ¥375,000,000 ($3.3 million), 0, ¥545,000,000 ($4.8 million), Venom (Sony) NEW 02 (01) ¥202,000,000 ($1.8 million), -43%, ¥650,000,000 ($5.8 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) WK203 (---) ¥150,000,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥200,000,000 ($1.8 million), Stolen Identity (Toho) NEW 04 (02) ¥x76,000,000 ($670,000), -26%, ¥315,000,000 ($2.8 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) WK2 05 (04) ¥x65,000,000 ($575,000), -22%, ¥665,000,000 ($6.0 million), The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK406 (---) ¥x60,000,000 ($530,000), 0, ¥x90,000,000 ($800,000), The Antique (Fox/Kadokawa) NEW 07 (03) ¥x53,000,000 ($470,000), -37%, ¥510,000,000 ($4.5 million), Million Dollar Man (Toho) WK308 (---) ¥x50,000,000 ($440,000), 0, ¥x70,000,000 ($620,000), Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Resurrection Chapter (Shochiku) NEW 09 (05) ¥x43,000,000 ($380,000), -29%, ¥795,000,000 ($7.0 million), Every Day, A Good Day (Tokyo Theaters, Co.) WK4 10 (06) ¥x39,000,000 ($345,000), -36%, ¥9,100,000,000 ($83.0 million), Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK30 11 (07) ¥x29,000,000 ($255,000), -35%, ¥2,380,000,000 ($21.2 million), Christopher Robin (Disney) WK8Now that we've reached November, at least, we'll begin to see some more exciting releases. >Venom delivered a good first day on Friday, likely earning between ¥150-175 million ($1.3-1.5 million) or so for the day. This is a strong indicator that its weekend frame will come in above ¥300 million, and probably north of ¥350 million as well. I sort of want to say that ¥400 million could be in play, but there's probably going to be some frontloading to keep it around the upper-tier of non-Spider-Man/Avengers releases (I'll have the chart posted soon). >Stolen Identity, while not looking to open particularly well, will surely satisfy Toho after a string of poor or mediocre debuts so far this fall. >Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer is aiming to achieve its 18th non-consecutive weekend in the Top 10 in its thirtieth-weekend of release, and its final week in its 4D expansion. It could fall just shy of the Top 10, but it seems more likely than not to make it. Note: Saturday is a National Holiday, Culture Day, but with it falling on a Saturday this year, it shouldn't have much of an impact on the box office.
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    From Corpse: Competition won't really be a factor since it's a fanbase driven film. I think it'll see a drop-off of ~15% or so, which was the consistent percentage that every Harry Potter film dropped from the previous entry (besides 7.2 increasing over 7.1).Chamber of Secrets (-14.8%)Prisoner of Azkaban (-20.8%)Goblet of Fire (-19.7%)Order of the Phoenix (-14.5%)Half-Blood Prince (-14.9%)Deathly Hallows Part 1 (-15.0%)Deathly Hallows Part 2 (+42.2%)Ignoring the final film (huge 3D boost, finale factor), that's an average decline of 16.6% with each new entry.A ~15% decline from the original would give Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald a gross between ¥6-6.5 billion (~$55-60 million).
  9. Some statistics: There were 79 entries in English, 20 in Japanese and 1 in French. 2016 was the year with the most entries with 6. the zeros was the decade with the most entries with 29. Lady and The Tramp had the biggest fall plummeting 42 places since the last list. Amongst films that were in the top 150 last time, Kubo had the biggest rise with a 57 place increase.
  10. The full list: rank film 100 Kung Fu Panda 3 99 When Marnie Was There 98 The Sword In The Stone 97 The Rescuers 96 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 95 Song Of The Sea 94 Watership Down 93 Anastasia 92 The Fox And The Hound 91 Millenium Actress 90 Tokyo Godfathers 89 Cars 88 Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm 87 Treasure Planet 86 Brave 85 The Tale Of Princess Kaguya 84 Paprika 83 Alice In Wonderland 82 The Simpsons 81 Wolf Children 80 Basil, The Great Mouse Detective 79 The Princess And The Frog 78 Lady And The Tramp 77 Despicable Me 76 The Curse Of The Wererabbit 75 Peter Pan 74 Ice Age 73 The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh 72 Finding Dory 71 Whisper Of The Heart 70 The Wind Rises 69 Team America: World Police 68 Sleeping Beauty 67 Persepolis 66 Dumbo 65 Rango 64 Robin Hood 63 A Bug's Life 62 Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind 61 Castle In The Sky 60 Ponyo 59 Tarzan 58 Kiki's Delivery Service 57 The Land Before Time 56 Hercules 55 Bambi 54 The Secret Of NIMH 53 Kung Fu Panda 2 52 Chicken Run 51 Ghost In The Shell 50 Kubo And The Two Strings 49 Fantastic Mr. Fox 48 101 Dalmations 47 Big Hero 6 46 The Emperor's New Groove 45 Shrek 2 44 South Park 43 Coraline 42 Hunchback Of Notre Dame 41 How To Train Your Dragon 2 40 Your Name 39 The Jungle Book 38 Fantasia 37 Tangled 36 My Neighbor Totoro 35 Howl's Moving Castle 34 The Prince Of Egypt 33 The Little Mermaid 32 Moana 31 Mulan 30 Kung Fu Panda 29 Lilo And Stitch 28 Shrek 27 Wreck It Ralph 26 Akira 25 A Nightmare Before Christmas 24 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs 23 Frozen 22 The Iron Giant 21 Pinocchio 20 The Lego Movie 19 How To Train Your Dragon 18 Monsters Inc. 17 Grave Of The Fireflies 16 Up 15 Zootopia 14 Coco 13 Ratatouille 12 Princess Mononoke 11 Finding Nemo 10 Aladdin 9 Beauty And The Beast 8 Toy Story 7 The Incredibles 6 Toy Story 2 5 Toy Story 3 4 Wall-E 3 Spirited Away 2 The Lion King 1 Inside Out
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    (C)2018 映画HUGっと!プリキュア製作委員会Weekend Actuals (10/27-28)01 (---) ¥353,577,300 ($3.2 million), 0, ¥353,577,300 ($3.2 million), Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (Toei) NEW02 (---) ¥103,000,000 ($920,000), 0, ¥133,000,000 ($1.2 million), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (Shochiku) NEW 03 (02) ¥x84,853,000 ($758,000), -29%, ¥379,793,000 ($3.3 million), Million Dollar Man (Toho) WK2 04 (01) ¥x83,277,058 ($744,000), -38%, ¥565,355,408 ($5.1 million), The Laws of the Universe - Part 1 (Nikkatsu) WK3 05 (04) ¥x61,464,250 ($549,000), -19%, ¥647,499,650 ($5.8 million), Every Day, A Good Day (Tokyo Theaters, Co.) WK3 06 (03) ¥x61,209,300 ($547,000), -35%, ¥9,004,878,800 ($82.2 million), Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Toho) WK29 07 (06) ¥x45,344,300 ($405,000), -24%, ¥2,317,818,700 ($20.6 million), Christopher Robin (Disney) WK7 08 (08) ¥x40,480,900 ($362,000), -20%, ¥775,061,200 ($6.9 million), A Quiet Place (Toho-Towa) WK5 09 (07) ¥x39,063,500 ($349,000), -31%, ¥331,863,900 ($2.9 million), The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Toho-Towa) WK3 10 (05) ¥x37,281,700 ($333,000), -43%, ¥168,156,500 ($1.5 million), Magical Girl Lyrical: Nanoha - Detonation (Shochiku) WK2>Hugtto! Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories saved the October box office from having no strong openers, and earned the biggest debut at the box office since August. The 25th film in the Precure film franchise which celebrates the franchise's 15th Anniversary sold an impressive 309,781 admissions over the weekend across 230 screens. This is the biggest debut in the long-running franchise by a considerable margin, besting the previous record held by, interestingly, the most recent film in the series from this past March by 56%. All the films in this franchise are very frontloaded, so expect a total near ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million). >The Cat Traveling Chronicle debuted in second place, selling 82,000 admissions over the weekend frame on 321 screens; and 107,000 admissions since opening on Friday. Again, nothing to really say here except that it's the standard low opening this time of the year. >Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer continues to play very well in its 4D expansion, achieving its 17th non-consecutive weekend in the Top 10 in its 29th weekend of release. It also exceeded the ¥9 billion milestone over the weekend, becoming the thirteenth animated film in history to reach the mark. The 4D expansion is scheduled to end next week, so I don't think it has enough in it to overtake Code Blue for the 2018 Yearly Crown, but let's see if Toho extends it given how successful the expansion has been. Thankfully, October is about to come to a close, and while November isn't much stronger than October at the box office in Japan, it usually has one or two films that keep things interesting until December (one of the strongest months) arrives.
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