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44 minutes ago, Mau said:

Onward cancelled its original release date in japan. Does anyone know which other movies cancelled its release date too? 

onward is on track for 13th of this month, according to imbd ,i dont think that its delayed though, i think that this was the original date

 

ps yeah i checked again only south korea  is delayed

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Weekend Actuals (02/29-03/01)
01 (01) ¥166,128,700 ($1.5 million), -43%, ¥3,760,850,610 ($34.3 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) WK8
02 (---) ¥115,737,700 ($1.0 million), 0, ¥115,737,700 ($1.0 million), Shirobako (Showgate) NEW
03 (02) ¥111,629,700 ($1.8 million), -43%, ¥632,233,200 ($5.8 million), Stolen Identity 2 (Toho) WK2
04 (03) ¥x64,271,500 ($597,000), -39%, ¥1,004,635,600 ($9.2 million), Howling Village (Toei) WK4
05 (---) ¥x60,000,000 ($557,000), 0, ¥x76,967,140 ($0.7 million), The Call of the Wild (Disney) NEW
06 (07) ¥x57,534,400 ($534,000), -10%, ¥244,797,700 ($2.3 million), Midsommar (Phantom Film) WK2
07 (05) ¥x48,682,750 ($452,000), -52%, ¥1,123,119,600 ($10.2 million), Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Toho) WK4
08 (04) ¥x46,318,200 ($430,000), -54%, ¥688,697,000 ($6.4 million), 1917 (Toho-Towa) WK3
09 (NA) ¥x38,529,300 ($358,000), NA%, ¥530,122,550 ($4.9 million), Made in the Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Kadokawa.) WK7
10 (06) ¥x32,197,700 ($299,000), -55%, ¥196,270,300 ($1.8 million), Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (Toei) WK2


Not a good weekend. The last weekend of February is generally weak though, so no surprise, but the numbers for the holdovers are certainly lower than expected, again, probably by 10-15% due to the Coronavirus.

>Parasite repeats atop the box-office in its eighth-weekend of release, and for a third consecutive weekend, selling a further 128,000 admission; its cumulative admissions have reached 2.72 million. A total around ¥4.5 billion ($41/42 million) seems likely now.

>Shirobako performed decently, selling 84,000 admissions over the weekend on just 158 screens. Not great, but decent enough.

>The Call of the Wild bombed. It's one of those films that doesn't really have a target audience, so no surprise it failed to succeed. And while its opening was deflated a bit due to the virus concerns, you'd have to double (or triple, honestly) its debut to be considered a success, and no way did it the virus affect it that much.

So the virus is noticeably beginning to impact the box-office now, and it'll probably be that way until late March or into April, especially since some of the event films (Doraemon, Mulan) have been delayed.
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1 minute ago, Tower said:
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Weekend Actuals (02/29-03/01)
01 (01) ¥166,128,700 ($1.5 million), -43%, ¥3,760,850,610 ($34.3 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) WK8
02 (---) ¥115,737,700 ($1.0 million), 0, ¥115,737,700 ($1.0 million), Shirobako (Showgate) NEW
03 (02) ¥111,629,700 ($1.8 million), -43%, ¥632,233,200 ($5.8 million), Stolen Identity 2 (Toho) WK2
04 (03) ¥x64,271,500 ($597,000), -39%, ¥1,004,635,600 ($9.2 million), Howling Village (Toei) WK4
05 (---) ¥x60,000,000 ($557,000), 0, ¥x76,967,140 ($0.7 million), The Call of the Wild (Disney) NEW
06 (07) ¥x57,534,400 ($534,000), -10%, ¥244,797,700 ($2.3 million), Midsommar (Phantom Film) WK2
07 (05) ¥x48,682,750 ($452,000), -52%, ¥1,123,119,600 ($10.2 million), Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Toho) WK4
08 (04) ¥x46,318,200 ($430,000), -54%, ¥688,697,000 ($6.4 million), 1917 (Toho-Towa) WK3
09 (NA) ¥x38,529,300 ($358,000), NA%, ¥530,122,550 ($4.9 million), Made in the Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Kadokawa.) WK7
10 (06) ¥x32,197,700 ($299,000), -55%, ¥196,270,300 ($1.8 million), Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (Toei) WK2


Not a good weekend. The last weekend of February is generally weak though, so no surprise, but the numbers for the holdovers are certainly lower than expected, again, probably by 10-15% due to the Coronavirus.

>Parasite repeats atop the box-office in its eighth-weekend of release, and for a third consecutive weekend, selling a further 128,000 admission; its cumulative admissions have reached 2.72 million. A total around ¥4.5 billion ($41/42 million) seems likely now.

>Shirobako performed decently, selling 84,000 admissions over the weekend on just 158 screens. Not great, but decent enough.

>The Call of the Wild bombed. It's one of those films that doesn't really have a target audience, so no surprise it failed to succeed. And while its opening was deflated a bit due to the virus concerns, you'd have to double (or triple, honestly) its debut to be considered a success, and no way did it the virus affect it that much.

So the virus is noticeably beginning to impact the box-office now, and it'll probably be that way until late March or into April, especially since some of the event films (Doraemon, Mulan) have been delayed.

what about onward ?

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8 minutes ago, john2000 said:

what about onward ?

 

Delayed indefinitely. 

 

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Since the posts have been scattered a bit, here is the list of the upcoming event films that have been delayed:

Doraemon: Original Date - March 6th --> New Date - TBD
Onward: Original Date - March 13th --> New Date - TBD
Mulan: Original Date - April 12th --> New Date - May 22nd

Doraemon and Onward, since they skew toward children and families, will probably be released in July or August.

 

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7 minutes ago, KP1025 said:

 

Delayed indefinitely. 

 

 

i see, still this isnt really unusual , as i think that many movies release in japan release like 3 months after the other countries

 

 

ps maybe i dont remember well though

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46 minutes ago, john2000 said:

i see, still this isnt really unusual , as i think that many movies release in japan release like 3 months after the other countries

 

 

ps maybe i dont remember well though

 

You're right. It's quite common for films to release many months after in Japan, and it usually has zero effect on their potential gross. 

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35 minutes ago, KP1025 said:

 

You're right. It's quite common for films to release many months after in Japan, and it usually has zero effect on their potential gross. 

I am curious if the market will become more frontloaded and releases will be the same date as the rest of the world in the next years (deacades?) it seems that all markets are becoming more and more frontleaded these days.

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4 minutes ago, Mau said:

I am curious if the market will become more frontloaded and releases will be the same date as the rest of the world in the next years (deacades?) it seems that all markets are becoming more and more frontleaded these days.

It's hard to say, as Japan is one of the most unpredictable markets when it comes to legs. Being a mature market, movie going trends seem to be stable so far. The biggest change in recent years is having movies open on a Friday instead of the usual Saturday.

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Weekend Actuals (03/07-08)
01 (---) ¥142,666,550 ($1.4 million), 0, ¥194,792,250 ($1.9 million), Fukushima 50 (Shochiku) NEW
02 (---) ¥104,764,650 ($1.0 million), 0, ¥149,437,750 ($1.5 million), Mask Ward (Warner Bros.) NEW
03 (01) ¥103,633,650 ($1.0 million), -38%, ¥4,047,163,510 ($37.1 million), Parasite (Bitter's End) WK9
04 (03) ¥x58,376,600 ($572,000), -48%, ¥832,741,400 ($7.8 million), Stolen Identity 2 (Toho) WK3
05 (02) ¥x42,851,000 ($420,000), -63%, ¥220,739,000 ($2.1 million), Shirobako (Showgate) WK2
06 (06) ¥x41,572,100 ($407,000), -28%, ¥354,471,400 ($3.3 million), Midsommar (Phantom Film) WK3
07 (04) ¥x37,726,800 ($370,000), -41%, ¥1,128,833,200 ($10.4 million), Howling Village (Toei) WK5
08 (---) ¥x28,466,300 ($279,000), 0, ¥x41,066,700 ($0.4 million), Judy (Gaga) NEW
09 (07) ¥x24,547,550 ($240,000), -50%, ¥1,203,221,550 ($11.2 million), Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Toho) WK5
10 (10) ¥x22,680,400 ($222,000), -30%, ¥244,336,900 ($2.3 million), Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna (Toei) WK3
11 (08) ¥x22,641,200 ($221,000), -51%, ¥751,391,400 ($7.0 million), 1917 (Toho-Towa) WK4
12 (09) ¥x19,175,150 ($188,000), -50%, ¥579,489,450 ($5.4 million), Made in the Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Kadokawa.) WK8


Another dull weekend, but that's unsurprising given the Coronavirus' effect having a more noticeable impact, although the adult-driven films are still performing decently and not far from regular levels. Also, the first weekend of March is when Doraemon always opens to kick-start the box-office and begin the Spring box-office season, alas, it was delayed due to the virus since it's an event film, one that targets almost exclusively families and children.

>Fukushima 50 did alright, but given it skewing quite older, came in below its expectations prior to the Coronavirus. Films skewing too old (seniors) are also see the impact since seniors/elders are a vulnerable demographic. Still, it did okay as I said, selling 106,000 admissions over the weekend frame across 357 screens; it sold 146,000 over its first three-days in release. If I had to guess, its three-day opening probably would have equated to its opening weekend under normal circumstances.

>Mask Ward narrowly claimed the second place in its debut, selling 77,000 admissions over the weekend frame on 326 screens; it sold 112,728 admissions over its first three-days in release. Again, while not as impact by the Coronavirus as much as Fukushima 50 likely was, it, too, probably suffered a bit.

>Parasite was finally dethroned, but it's still holding well, and one can just imagine how much it's being limited now due to the Coronavirus hindering its incredible performance. It'll probably finish around ¥4.5 billion ($42/43 million), but if things improve come April, I could see it gaining traction and push toward the ¥5 billion ($45 million+) milestone where it was headed.

Nothing else to really analyse this weekend. Films that are attracting families, children, and elders are suffering the most from the Coronavirus due to being susceptible demographics (and some theaters are restricting admission to children, too), while films targeting adults (think 25-50-year-olds) are still performing pretty well, but are also feeling the impact a bit too.

Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur wasn't the only film to be delayed this month, so was Onward and Sonic the Hedgehog, and all three are postponed until further notice without a release date. So while March is often one of the more exciting months to follow the Japan box-office, it's not going to be very interesting this year. Here's hoping things improve come April, or at least before the Summer season.

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6 hours ago, Tower said:

Films that are attracting families, children, and elders are suffering the most from the Coronavirus due to being susceptible demographics

Do you know anything about Frozen 2 latest weekend and total?

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