Weekend Actuals (08/24-25)01 (01) ¥467,078,400 ($4.4 million), -26%, ¥4,625,556,300 ($43.7 million), The Lion King (Disney) WK3
01 (02) ¥420,665,000 ($4.0 million), -21%, ¥10,734,722,500 ($99.5 million), Weathering With You (Toho) WK603 (---) ¥343,000,000 ($3.2 million), 0, ¥554,095,500 ($5.3 million), Ossan's Love: Love or Dead (Toho) NEW
04 (03) ¥305,843,000 ($2.9 million), -32%, ¥4,133,257,100 ($39.1 million), One Piece Stampede (Toei) WK3
05 (04) ¥180,244,800 ($1.7 million), -31%, ¥9,325,748,800 ($87.2 million), Toy Story 4 (Disney) WK706 (---) ¥132,000,000 ($1.2 million), 0, ¥182,682,200 ($1.7 million), Rocketman (Toho-Towa) NEW
07 (05) ¥110,149,400 ($1.0 million), -47%, ¥2,716,146,000 ($25.7 million), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Toho-Towa) WK408 (---) ¥100,000,000 ($940,000), 0, ¥144,788,500 ($1.4 million), Ni no Kuni: The Movie (Warner Bros.) NEW
09 (06) ¥x70,755,100 ($672,000), -37%, ¥1,903,230,700 ($18.0 million), The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Toho-Towa) WK5
10 (07) ¥x49,836,800 ($473,000), -49%, ¥1,734,158,100 ($16.3 million), The Great War of Archimedes (Toho) WK5
11 (09) ¥x47,146,100 ($448,000), -37%, ¥2,750,639,100 ($25.8 million), Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution (Toho) WK7
12 (08) ¥x41,884,800 ($398,000), -50%, ¥1,301,982,000 ($12.2 million), Dragon Quest: Your Story (Toho) WK4
13 (12) ¥x39,337,600 ($373,000), -36%, ¥1,067,165,600 ($10.0 million), Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer (Toei) WK5Split #1 films this weekend:
>The Lion King achieved its third-consecutive weekend atop the weekend box-office, though drops to second place in weekend admissions, selling a further 290,000. It experienced quite the spike to its average ticket price, likely linked to a cut in 2D showtimes. The film exceeded 3.2 million admissions after 17-days in release. Its projected total could still stay a bit, depending on how it behaves once summer vacation is over next week, but it's looking good for a total around ¥7.5 billion ($65 million+).
>Weathering With You wasn't able to climb back to the #1 spot in weekend revenue, but it did rise back atop the weekend box-office in admissions, selling an additional 305,000 admissions in its sixth-weekend of release. Makoto Shinkai's latest exceeded 8 million admissions after 38-days in release. It will overtake Aladdin in a couple of weeks to become the #1 film of 2019, and is targeting a total around ¥15 billion ($140 million+). How close to the mark, or how much above it, depends on how the post-summer vacation business affects it next week.
>Ossan's Love: Love or Dead settles for a respectable third place debut, selling 239,000 admissions over the weekend frame across 325 screens, and sold 389,533 admissions since opening on Friday. A pretty good start here, and it should be able to gross around ¥2 billion ($20 million).
>One Piece Stampede experienced the second biggest third weekend in the franchise, after only One Piece Film Z, and has exceeded 3.1 million admissions after 17-days in release. So far, it's displaying better holding power than I would have expected, and a total north of ¥5 billion ($45-50 million) is guaranteed now. It should even make a realistic run closer to ¥5.5 billion ($50 million+), which will make it the second highest grossing film in the series (again, behind Film Z).
>Toy Story 4 is still doing well, but well has become its Achilles heel, so to speak. Following its record-setting opening weekend, it just hasn't been able to deliver any remarkable holds, simply "good" ones, and will ultimately have to struggle a bit to reach the ¥10 billion milestone. It's also impossible now to outgross Toy Story 3 (¥10.8 billion) or Finding Nemo (¥11.0 billion), which was a very likely scenario when it opened. It has, however, sold more admissions than Toy Story 3, so that's very impressive. And a ¥10 billion total is never anything to dismiss, it's incredible, but there was a decent amount of money left on the table here.
>Rocketman couldn't get off the ground, posting a mediocre debut by selling just 96,000 admissions over the weekend across 321 screens, and sold 135,105 admissions since opening on Friday. Musical/music-inspired films generally perform well in Japan, but there have been a string of them disappointing ever since Bohemian Rhapsody's phenomenal run. The film is unlikely to reach the ¥1 billion ($10 million) milestone.
>Ni no Kuni: The Movie hasn't had its weekend figure released yet, but its 3-day cumulative total above is its actual. It sold 110,640 admissions since opening on Friday. This is a very disappointing number, and I wouldn't expect much more than ¥500 million ($4-5 million) or so here.
>Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire received its 4D expansion in its 20th weekend of release, but failed to come near the Top 10. However, with the many weeks of unreported numbers in limited release combined with its earnings this weekend in 4D, it exceeded ¥9.18 billion ($84 million) to become the highest grossing film in the long-running franchise (it became the most attended back in July). This also marks the seventh-consecutive year that a Detective Conan film has outgrossed its predecessor.