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  1. 1. 1917 2. Marriage Story 3. Parasite 4. Joker 5. Ford V Ferrari 6. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 7. Jojo Rabbit 8. The Irishman 9. Little Women great year for Oscar nominees. Even little Women pretty good, it just came up against a strong lineup.
  2. (C) 2019 Universal Pictures.All Rights Reserved.Weekend Forecast (01/25-26)01 (---) ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), 0, ¥400,000,000 ($3.7 million), Cats (Toho-Towa) NEW 02 (01) ¥175,000,000 ($1.6 million), -22%, ¥1,375,000,000 ($12.5 million), Kaiji: Final Game (Toho) WK3 03 (02) ¥166,000,000 ($1.5 million), -19%, ¥12,775,000,000 ($117.1 million), Frozen II (Disney) WK10 04 (05) ¥139,000,000 ($1.3 million), +05%, ¥925,000,000 ($8.4 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) WK3 05 (03) ¥122,000,000 ($1.1 million), -32%, ¥6,750,000,000 ($61.7 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) WK6 06 (04) ¥102,000,000 ($930,000), -25%, ¥425,000,000 ($3.9 million), Last Letter (Toho) WK2 07 (06) ¥x70,000,000 ($640,000), -36%, ¥725,000,000 ($6.6 million), Ford v. Ferrari (Fox) WK3 08 (07) ¥x63,000,000 ($575,000), -39%, ¥285,000,000 ($2.6 million), The Memory Eraser (Shochiku) WK2 09 (12) ¥x58,000,000 ($530,000), +40%, ¥1,535,000,000 ($14.0 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) WK6 10 (08) ¥x52,000,000 ($475,000), -28%, ¥225,000,000 ($2.1 million), Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Kadokawa) WK2This is shaping up to be a better weekend than it seemed a few days ago. >Cats is aiming to make Japan its #1 overseas market. The musical is very well-known in Japan--there's even a Cats-dedicated theatre that has put on over 11,000 shows since 1983--and its pre-sales are quite good. I don't see it opening below ¥250 million based on them, and think it could approach ¥300 million over the weekend frame. An opening on this scale would be on the mid-to-upper tier for live-action musicals. Musicals also tend to have good legs, so look for a total on the upper-range of ¥1.5-2.0 billion ($15-20 million) if this opening comes to pass. >Parasite saw almost daily week-to-week increases heading into its third weekend, and its Saturday pre-sales are suggesting it may experience a weekend increase. As we've discussed here, this is almost certainly the highest grossing Korean film ever in the market (I need to check one more film to say with certainly). And I don't really see it slowing down much unless it's snubbed at the Academy Awards, so I believe we're looking at possible total over ¥2 billion ($20 million), and a lot more if it wins Best Picture. >My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is receiving a 4DX expansion this weekend, so it'll likely rise back into the Top 10. It saw a Fri-to-Fri increase of over 150%, but the weekend increase will come in below that due to the early rush from the fanbase to see it ASAP to receive the limited giveaway at 4DX showings. It's incredibly difficult to predict increases in these cases, but I'm expecting something between 30-50%. >I'm not going to talk about the remaining holdovers in the forecast this weekend. Most of them are looking to achieve good/great holds. But because I know I'll be asked about Frozen II, it's looking at one of the better holds this weekend, and a much, much needed drop. It's still too little, too late though, and passing Weathering With You is nigh impossible now. Still, it's increased its chances of it reaching the ¥13.5 billion ($124/125 million) milestone to jump over a couple more films on the all-time chart and settle in the #14 all-time position. -
  3. (C)福本伸行 講談社/2020映画「カイジ ファイナルゲーム」製作委員会Weekend Actuals (01/11-12)01 (---) ¥362,435,300 ($3.3 million), 0, ¥461,549,800 ($4.2 million), Kaiji: Final Game (Toho) NEW 02 (01) ¥344,856,200 ($3.1 million), -30%, ¥11,993,131,400 ($109.9 million), Frozen II (Disney) WK8 03 (02) ¥331,229,410 ($3.0 million), -32%, ¥5,948,781,990 ($54.4 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) WK404 (---) ¥193,593,940 ($1.8 million), 0, ¥244,824,850 ($2.2 million), Ford v. Ferrari (Fox) NEW05 (---) ¥140,059,660 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥224,404,860 ($2.0 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) NEW 06 (03) ¥x95,913,050 ($872,000), -43%, ¥1,035,321,020 ($9.6 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san! (Shochiku) WK3 07 (04) ¥x72,909,050 ($663,000), -25%, ¥1,323,255,050 ($12.0 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) WK4 08 (05) ¥x46,463,710 ($424,000), -32%, ¥824,085,910 ($7.6 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) WK4 09 (06) ¥x40,195,200 ($366,000), -40%, ¥977,920,050 ($9.0 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) WK4 10 (08) ¥x36,011,600 ($327,000), -36%, ¥1,075,222,800 ($9.9 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) WK6>Kaiji: Final Game managed to narrowly, but impressively, debut atop the box-office in revenue (it ranked second in admissions), selling 248,000 admissions over the weekend frame across 333 screens; it sold 436,745 admissions over its first four-days in release. This debut is 3% higher than the previous film, released way back in 2011. Expect a total between ¥1.5-2.0 billion ($15-20 million). >Frozen II drops to second place (though remained #1 in admissions), selling an additional 265,000 admissions in its eighth-weekend of release. The film has now sold an incredible 9.55 million admissions after 53-days in release. So, does this weekend give is a better idea of where this sequel is headed? Mostly. It's still doing big enough numbers that varying percentage changes week-to-week can change its trajectory a good deal, but a total between ¥14-15 billion ($130-140 million) remains its likely final range. >Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker settles for third place, selling a further 221,000 admissions, bringing its 25-day admissions up to 4.07 million. Its hold this weekend was good, but it'll need to experience a couple slightly better holds in the upcoming weeks if it wants to beat Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Its tracking somewhat similarly with its predecessor, so look for a finish around ¥7.5 billion ($70 million) again. >Ford v. Ferrari debuted in fourth place, selling a solid 132,000 admissions over the weekend frame on 500 screens. I imagine legs will be pretty good, so it should manage to reach the ¥1 billion ($10 million) milestone. >Parasite rounded out the Top 5 in its debut weekend, and it was an impressive debut indeed. The award-winning favorite sold 101,000 admissions over the weekend frame across just 131 screens; it has sold 200,141 admissions after its first four-days in release plus limited previews last year. Expect this one to hold strong for several weeks to come due to its award recognition, especially if it manages to win any of the big awards at the Academy Awards. A Best Picture win would go a long, long way. I'd be surprised if it misses ¥1 billion ($10 million).
  4. 1. 1917 2. Marriage Story 3. Parasite 4. Joker 5. Ford V Ferrari 6. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood 7. Jojo Rabbit 8. The Irishman Still need to see Little Women.
  5. Great Job Panda, you clearly put a lot of work into this. and even when I disagree with you (which happens a lot), it's still interesting to see your opinions.
  6. (C)2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.Weekend Forecast (01/11-12)01 (01) ¥342,000,000 ($3.1 million), -31%, ¥11,980,000,000 ($109.8 million), Frozen II (Disney) WK8 02 (02) ¥326,000,000 ($3.0 million), -33%, ¥5,935,000,000 ($54.3 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) WK403 (---) ¥275,000,000 ($2.5 million), 0, ¥360,000,000 ($3.3 million), Kaiji: Final Game (Toho) NEW04 (---) ¥200,000,000 ($1.8 million), 0, ¥250,000,000 ($2.3 million), Ford v. Ferrari (Fox) NEW05 (---) ¥100,000,000 ($915,000), 0, ¥135,000,000 ($1.2 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) NEW 06 (03) ¥x98,000,000 ($895,000), -41%, ¥1,015,000,000 ($9.4 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san! (Shochiku) WK3 07 (04) ¥x58,000,000 ($530,000), -40%, ¥1,310,000,000 ($11.9 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) WK4 08 (05) ¥x44,000,000 ($400,000), -35%, ¥820,000,000 ($7.6 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) WK4 09 (06) ¥x42,000,000 ($385,000), -37%, ¥975,000,000 ($9.0 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) WK4 10 (07) ¥x39,000,000 ($355,000), -35%, ¥680,000,000 ($6.2 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) WK53-Day Holiday Weekend Forecast (01/11-13): Coming of Age Day01 (01) ¥482,000,000 ($4.4 million), -03%, ¥12,120,000,000 ($111.1 million), Frozen II (Disney) WK8 02 (02) ¥459,000,000 ($4.3 million), -06%, ¥6,070,000,000 ($55.6 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) WK403 (---) ¥390,000,000 ($3.6 million), 0, ¥475,000,000 ($4.3 million), Kaiji: Final Game (Toho) NEW04 (---) ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), 0, ¥350,000,000 ($3.2 million), Ford v. Ferrari (Fox) NEW05 (---) ¥150,000,000 ($1.4 million), 0, ¥185,000,000 ($1.7 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) NEW 06 (03) ¥140,000,000 ($1.3 million), -16%, ¥1,055,000,000 ($9.8 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san! (Shochiku) WK3 07 (04) ¥x83,000,000 ($760,000), -16%, ¥1,335,000,000 ($12.2 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) WK4 08 (05) ¥x64,000,000 ($585,000), -06%, ¥840,000,000 ($7.8 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) WK4 09 (06) ¥x61,000,000 ($555,000), -10%, ¥995,000,000 ($9.2 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) WK4 10 (07) ¥x55,000,000 ($500,000), -08%, ¥695,000,000 ($6.3 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) WK5
  7. Just want to say that I completely agree with the OP. I didn't even think Malek did a good job last year, to me it came off as a weird parody impersonation of Mercury. But this is kind of the point. Even though these films were not well liked, Streep still won the Oscar and Denzel was still nominated.
  8. Weekends are not a consistent number of days, the length of what counts towards the weekend is different for each market.
  9. Sunday (01/05)¥210,000,000 ($1.9 million), -30%, ¥11,215,000,000 ($102.9 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 45¥200,000,000 ($1.8 million), -47%, ¥5,225,000,000 ($47.9 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 17¥x60,000,000 ($550,000), -04%, ¥650,000,000 ($6.0 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 10¥x45,000,000 ($410,000), -46%, ¥1,125,000,000 ($10.3 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 17¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -48%, ¥720,000,000 ($6.7 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 16¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -25%, ¥852,000,000 ($7.9 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 24¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -35%, ¥989,000,000 ($9.0 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 31¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -40%, ¥600,000,000 ($5.4 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 24¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), -37%, ¥793,000,000 ($7.4 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 24¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -42%, ¥1,018,000,000 ($9.4 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 38¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), -55%, ¥224,000,000 ($2.0 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 10¥x10,000,000 ($x90,000), -34%, ¥220,000,000 ($2.0 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 17
  10. This thread is a chance to go through 2020's films and see what looks interesting (no 1917 because it has already been released here, but it's fantastic and you should all see it). 1- Tenet 2- Dune 3- Those Who Wish Me Dead 4- The Woman In The Window 5- Wonder Woman 1984 6- No Time To Die 7- The Kings Man 8- Birds Of Prey 9- News Of The World 10- The Gentlemen
  11. Saturday (01/04)¥280,000,000 ($2.6 million), -10%, ¥5,025,000,000 ($46.1 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 16¥245,000,000 ($2.3 million), +07%, ¥11,005,000,000 ($101.0 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 44¥x80,000,000 ($735,000), +36%, ¥590,000,000 ($5.4 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 09¥x45,000,000 ($410,000), -32%, ¥1,080,000,000 ($9.9 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 16¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -31%, ¥690,000,000 ($6.4 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 15¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +05%, ¥822,000,000 ($7.6 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 23¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -08%, ¥575,000,000 ($5.2 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 23¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -20%, ¥964,000,000 ($8.8 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 30¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +03%, ¥773,000,000 ($7.2 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 23¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), -05%, ¥1,001,000,000 ($9.2 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 37¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), -58%, ¥208,000,000 ($1.9 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 08¥x12,000,000 ($110,000), -03%, ¥210,000,000 ($1.9 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 16% changes versus same day last week.Note: New Year Week is one of the 3 biggest weeks at the Japan Box-Office, alongside Golden Week in late-April and Obon Festival in mid-August, respectively.
  12. You have an account on World of KJ, you can ask him directly.
  13. Friday (01/03): Bank Holiday¥330,000,000 ($3.0 million), +54%, ¥4,745,000,000 ($43.5 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 15¥280,000,000 ($2.6 million), +56%, ¥10,760,000,000 ($98.7 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 43¥x90,000,000 ($825,000), +34%, ¥510,000,000 ($4.7 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 08¥x50,000,000 ($460,000), -02%, ¥1,035,000,000 ($9.5 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 15¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +36%, ¥660,000,000 ($6.1 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 14¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +60%, ¥792,000,000 ($7.3 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 22¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +30%, ¥545,000,000 ($4.9 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 22¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +64%, ¥748,000,000 ($7.0 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 22¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -02%, ¥939,000,000 ($8.6 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 29¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +43%, ¥981,000,000 ($9.0 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 35¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -40%, ¥192,000,000 ($1.7 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 08¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), +43%, ¥198,000,000 ($1.8 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 15 Very strong New Year Week this year. New Year Day (Wednesday) itself was a bit weaker than expected, but the following Bank Holidays (Thursday and Friday) made up for that. And due to the strength of the dailies from Wednesday through Friday, I'm not expecting many increases this weekend, and if there are any, they should be pretty small.A short analysis for some films:>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker performed very well this week, and should end up outgrossing The Last Jedi. It should be around ¥5.3/5.4 billion ($49/50 million) after Sunday, and I'm expecting a finish around ¥8 billion ($75 million).>Frozen II did what it needed this week to keep the ¥15 billion ($140 million) milestone in play (in play, not locked). It should be around ¥11.2/11.3 billion ($103/104 million) after Sunday. Its weekdays will become noticeably weaker soon, but I'd be surprised if it collapses over the weekends.>Welcome Back, Tora-san! performed strongly over the weekdays, unsurprisingly given its older audience, and came close to earning 3x its opening weekend these past five days. I didn't speak about it last weekend, but this is the 50th film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo franchise (the third most attended franchise in the market with over 81 million admissions now), and the first entry in the series since 1995. Yoji Yamada, now 88, returned as director. Welcome Back, Tora-san celebrates his 86th theatrical release since his first film back in 1961, 59-years ago.
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