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JAPAN: WKND Actuals (BATB Looking at >$100m USD)

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14 hours ago, MinaTakla said:

Maybe, but Illumination is in a much stronger position than Pixar there now. Second to WDAS but above Pixar.

I don't know if Pixar can redeem itself in Japan with The Incredibles 2. This is animated but also a superhero film, and I think superhero films are just not doing that well in Japan. I'm hoping that Toy Story 4 would do the job.

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Japan Yearly Box Office

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002Rows: #1–100, #101–126
Rank Movie Title Distributor Gross Release
1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Disney $110,780,493 4/21
2 Despicable Me 3 UPI $61,865,197 7/21
3 Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter Toho $60,119,489 4/15
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Disney $59,500,772 7/1
5 Moana Disney $45,915,441 3/10
6 Sing UPI $43,705,150 3/17
7 Doraemon: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Toho $38,475,150 3/4
8 La La Land Pony $38,116,791 2/24
9 The Fate of the Furious UPI $35,613,959 4/28
10 Gintama WB $33,269,878 7/15
11 Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You! Toho $30,024,522 7/14
12 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no suizô wo tabetai) Toho $28,308,665 7/29
13 Mary and the Witch's Flower Toho $27,642,406 7/8
14 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony $24,106,276 8/11
15 Confession of Murder (2017) WB $20,211,045 6/10
16 Mumon: The Land of Stealth (Shinobi no kuni) Toho $17,952,505 7/1
17 Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon Toho $17,896,717 6/10
18 Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Aniplex $17,363,392 2/18
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Weekend numbers - GREAT milestone for DM3!

 

Weekend Actuals (09/16-17)
01 (01) ¥205,268,200 ($1.8 million), -37%, ¥854,913,800 ($7.6 million), Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) WK202
(---) ¥194,050,000 ($1.7 million), 0, ¥346,492,600 ($3.1 million), Alien: Covenant (Fox) NEW
03 (02) ¥169,216,700 ($1.5 million), -28%, ¥698,960,800 ($6.3 million), The Third Murderer (Toho) WK204
(03) ¥139,279,900 ($1.2 million), -11%, ¥1,852,136,000 ($16.9 million), Sekigahara (Toho) WK405
(04) ¥107,280,900 ($962,000), +01%, ¥6,966,416,200 ($63.1 million), Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa) WK9
06 (---) ¥74,826,000 ($671,000), 0, ¥74,826,000 ($671,000), A Boy Who Wished... A Girl Who Drove... (Toho) NEW
07 (---) ¥60,000,000 ($538,000), 0, ¥60,000,000 ($538,000), Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Showgate) NEW
08 (06) ¥58,903,600 ($528,000), -18%, ¥3,190,966,300 ($28.8 million), I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Toho) WK8
09 (05) ¥55,012,900 ($493,000), -29%, ¥1,172,127,200 ($10.8 million), Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) WK410
(08) ¥45,845,100 ($411,000), -31%, ¥1,419,233,900 ($12.8 million), Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (Toho) WK5
11 (07) ¥34,709,200 ($311,000), -50%, ¥1,214,326,400 ($11.0 million), High & Low 2: End of Sky (Shochiku) WK512
(09) ¥31,383,100 ($282,000), -33%, ¥2,708,039,900 ($24.7 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony) WK6
 
This weekend was, unfortunately, the worst for the mid-September holiday weekend since the market began promoting it heavily with the Silver Week holidays (2012/2013).
 
The third weekend of September is typically the strongest weekend of the entire Fall season, but I think this year will be an exception -- at least it better be, otherwise this Fall will be dreadful.
Dunkirk didn't hold as well as I was expecting, but it was enough to claim a second weekend atop the box office. Considering the so-so second weekend decline, I'm not sure legs will be anything more than just "good", but a total over ¥2 billion ($20 million) is still in play.
Alien: Covenant failed to pull in any fans of the original Alien films, and it didn't come anywhere close to matching the debut of Prometheus either. Ridley Scott's latest sold a mediocre 138,297 admissions over the weekend frame across 694 screens. I expect it'll still reach the ¥1 billion ($10 million) milestone only due to the strong weekdays this week from Silver Week, but only barely.
Despicable Me 3 should have faded some by now, but the lack of any family or children fare at the market at the moment is giving it a late boost as it managed an increase in its ninth weekend of release. It exceeded ¥7 billion on Monday (yesterday), setting another record by becoming the only non-Disney/Pixar imported animated film to ever reach the milestone. I also misreported the films' admissions last weekend in the Chart Updates, but that'll be corrected this week.
 
DM3 is now #19 animated film of all time in Japan and #82 all time, all genres included. 
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Highest Grossing Animated Films (¥3 billion+)

01. ¥30.80 billion ($249.0 million) - Spirited Away (2001) #1 All-Time
02. ¥25.48 billion ($249.6 million) - Frozen (2014) #3 All-Time
03. ¥25.03 billion ($236.5 million) - Your Name. (2016) #4 All-Time
04. ¥19.60 billion ($190.0 million) - Howl's Moving Castle (2004) #6 All-Time
05. ¥19.30 billion ($165.5 million) - Princess Mononoke (1997) #7 All-Time
06. ¥15.50 billion ($156.0 million) - Ponyo (2008) #11 All-Time
07. ¥12.02 billion ($123.5 million) - The Wind Rises (2013) #19 All-Time
08. ¥11.00 billion ($102.4 million) - Finding Nemo (2003) #22 All-Time
09. ¥10.80 billion ($130.7 million) - Toy Story 3 (2010) #27 All-Time
10. ¥9.37 billion ($76.8 million) - Monsters, Inc. (2002) #40 All-Time
11. ¥9.25 billion ($111.9 million) - Arrietty (2010) #42 All-Time
12. ¥9.18 billion ($77.7 million) - Big Hero 6 (2014) #44 All-Time
13. ¥8.96 billion ($91.3 million) - Monsters University (2013) #49 All-Time
14. ¥8.38 billion ($80.2 million) - Stand By Me, Doraemon (2014) #56 All-Time
15. ¥7.80 billion ($66.2 million) - Yo-Kai Watch: It's the Secret of Birth, Nyan! (2014) #66 All-Time
16. ¥7.65 billion ($62.9 million) - Tales from Earthsea (2006) #69 All-Time
17. ¥7.63 billion ($70.6 million) - Zootopia (2016) #70 All-Time
18. ¥7.54 billion ($67.8 million) - Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (1998) #72 All-Time
19. ¥6.97 billion ($63.1 million) - Despicable Me 3 (2017) [9 Weeks in Release] #82 All-Time
20. ¥6.87 billion ($77.1 million) - One Piece Film Z (2012) #85 All-Time
20. ¥6.87 billion ($61.4 million) - Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (2017) #85 All-Time
22. ¥6.83 billion ($65.8 million) - Finding Dory (2016) #89 All-Time
23. ¥6.46 billion ($54.4 million) - The Cat Returns (2002) #99 All-Time
24. ¥6.36 billion ($64.8 million) - Pokemon: Revelation Lugia (1999) 
25. ¥6.33 billion ($58.1 million) - Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016)
26. ¥5.85 billion ($47.7 million) - The Boy and the Beast (2015)
27. ¥5.53 billion ($46.5 million) - Yo-Kai Watch: Great King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan! (2015) 
28. ¥5.30 billion ($64.0 million) - Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
29. ¥5.26 billion ($51.1 million) - The Incredibles (2004) 
30. ¥5.21 billion ($42.9 million) - Minions (2015)
31. ¥5.18 billion ($50.3 million) - One Piece Film Gold (2016)
32. ¥5.17 billion ($46.1 million) - Moana (2017)
33. ¥5.07 billion ($45.1 million) - Sing (2017)
34. ¥5.02 billion ($47.2 million) - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
35. ¥5.00 billion ($60.5 million) - Up (2009)
36. ¥4.90 billion ($40.2 million) - Dinosaur (2000)
37. ¥4.85 billion ($45.8 million) - Pokemon: Spell of the Unown (2001)
38. ¥4.80 billion ($58.1 million) - One Piece Film Strong World (2009) 
38. ¥4.80 billion ($53.3 million) - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008) 
40. ¥4.67 billion ($51.6 million) - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
41. ¥4.50 billion ($38.4 million) - Pokemon Advanced: Jirachi - Wishmaker (2003)
42. ¥4.48 billion ($37.1 million) - Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (2015) 
43. ¥4.47 billion ($57.8 million) - From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) 
44. ¥4.45 billion ($32.5 million) - Porco Rosso (1992)
45. ¥4.38 billion ($39.1 million) - Pokemon Advanced: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
46. ¥4.36 billion ($39.1 million) - Doraemon: Great Adventure in the Antarctic (2017)
47. ¥4.33 billion ($56.1 million) - Pokemon Best Wishes: White - Victini and Zekrom/Black - Victini and Reshiram (2011)
48. ¥4.30 billion ($38.9 million) - Pokemon Advanced: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
49. ¥4.26 billion ($41.2 million) - Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (2013)
50. ¥4.25 billion ($37.2 million) - Aladdin (1993)
51. ¥4.24 billion ($41.1 million) - The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
52. ¥4.22 billion ($53.9 million) - Wolf Children (2012)
53. ¥4.16 billion ($50.3 million) - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Zoroark - Master of Illusions (2010)
54. ¥4.12 billion ($36.7 million) - Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan (2016)
55. ¥4.11 billion ($40.3 million) - Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper (2014)
56. ¥4.05 billion ($40.3 million) - Pom Poco (1994) 
57. ¥4.03 billion ($33.5 million) - Inside Out (2015)
58. ¥4.00 billion ($44.2 million) - Wall-E (2008)
58. ¥4.00 billion ($44.2 million) - Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance (2009) 
60. ¥3.98 billion ($43.4 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum (2013)
61. ¥3.93 billion ($33.1 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Space Record of Space Heroes (2015) 
62. ¥3.90 billion ($36.3 million) - Ratatouille (2007)
62. ¥3.90 billion ($32.5 million) - Pokemon: Celebi - Voice of the Forest (2001)
64. ¥3.74 billion ($31.1 million) - Dragon Ball Z: Revival of F (2015) 
65. ¥3.63 billion ($37.1 million) - Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea (2013)
66. ¥3.62 billion ($46.2 million) - Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles (2012)
67. ¥3.61 billion ($46.1 million) - Pokemon Best Wishes: Kyurem Vs. The Sacred Swordsman - Keldeo (2012)
68. ¥3.58 billion ($35.1 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Great Demon - Peko and the Exploration Party (2014)
69. ¥3.54 billion ($30.0 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld (2007)
70. ¥3.53 billion ($34.0 million) - Memories of Marnie (2014)
71. ¥3.50 billion ($35.6 million) - Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (2009)
72. ¥3.45 billion ($29.9 million) - Toy Story 2 (2000)
73. ¥3.40 billion ($28.2 million) - Pokemon Advanced: Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006) 
73. ¥3.40 billion ($30.3 million) - Detective Conan: The Phantom of Barker Street (2002)
75. ¥3.38 billion ($30.9 million) - Pokemon: I Choose You! (2017) [10 Weeks in Release]
76. ¥3.37 billion ($32.1 million) - Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend (2008)
77. ¥3.28 billion ($42.3 million) - Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (2012)
77. ¥3.28 billion ($27.6 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur (2006)
79. ¥3.22 billion ($27.9 million) - Yo-Kai Watch: Great Adventure of the Flying Whale and the Double Worlds, Nyan! (2016) 
80. ¥3.20 billion ($31.7 million) - The Lion King (1994)
80. ¥3.20 billion ($28.6 million) - Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (2003)
80. ¥3.20 billion ($35.2 million) - Detective Conan: Lost Ship in the Sky (2010)
83. ¥3.19 billion ($28.9 million) - Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017) [11 Weeks in Release]
84. ¥3.17 billion ($33.0 million) - Pokemon Best Wishes: ExtremeSpeed Genesect - Mewtwo Awakens (2013)
85. ¥3.16 billion ($33.6 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Great Merman Sea Adventure (2010)
86. ¥3.13 billion ($39.8 million) - Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (2011)
87. ¥3.05 billion ($29.0 million) - Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King (2000)
87. ¥3.05 billion ($28.9 million) - Doraemon: Nobita's Wannyan Space-Time Odyssey (2004)
89. ¥3.03 billion ($26.8 million) - Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem (2006) 
90. ¥3.01 billion ($39.0 million) - Cars 2 (2011)
91. ¥3.00 billion ($32.4 million) - Wreck-It Ralph (2013)
91. ¥3.00 billion ($25.8 million) - Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves (2001)
 

..Aaand with that, DM3 has now crossed Finding Dory in Japan!

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Is that list all-time? It's strange it doesn't have more Ghibli or Disney movies from the 90s. Is it because of inflation?

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2 minutes ago, Joel M said:

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Is that list all-time? It's strange it doesn't have more Ghibli or Disney movies from the 90s. Is it because of inflation?

Yes it's all time as per Corpse (Japanese box office expert).

EDIT: I've added the full list in my original post (until the 91st position)

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CORPSE

 

Weekend Forecast (09/23-24)
01 (---) ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), 0, ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (Kadokawa/Shochiku) NEW
02 (01) ¥137,000,000 ($1.2 million), -33%, ¥1,250,000,000 ($11.2 million), Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) WK3
03 (03) ¥120,000,000 ($1.1 million), -29%, ¥1,025,000,000 ($9.4 million), The Third Murderer (Toho) WK3
04 (---) ¥100,000,000 ($890,000), 0, ¥100,000,000 ($890,000), Asahinagu (Toho Video Divison) NEW
05 (02) ¥98,000,000 ($875,000), -49%, ¥650,000,000 ($5.8 million), Alien: Covenant (Fox) WK2
06 (04) ¥97,000,000 ($865,000), -30%, ¥2,075,000,000 ($19.0 million), Sekigahara (Toho) WK5
07 (---) ¥75,000,000 ($670,000), 0, ¥75,000,000 ($670,000), Yurigokoro (Toei/Nikkatsu) NEW
08 (05) ¥67,000,000 ($600,000), -37%, ¥7,125,000,000 ($64.5 million), Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa) WK10
09 (06) ¥48,000,000 ($430,000), -36%, ¥225,000,000 ($2.0 million), A Boy Who Wished... A Girl Who Drove... (Toho) WK2
10 (09) ¥36,000,000 ($320,000), -34%, ¥1,250,000,000 ($11.3 million), Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.) WK5

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So Wonder Woman will finish with 12.5m usd? A little below expectations even by SH standards in Japan.

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2 minutes ago, a2knet said:

So Wonder Woman will finish with 12.5m usd? A little below expectations even by SH standards in Japan.

Both WW and SMH had underwhelming runs in Japan as per Corpse who said he was disappointed in SMH's run and that WW didn't catch on to other non superhero crowds.

 

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29 minutes ago, MinaTakla said:

Both WW and SMH had underwhelming runs in Japan as per Corpse who said he was disappointed in SMH's run and that WW didn't catch on to other non superhero crowds.

 

I actually genuinely think it has to do with the release dates. Had both films had same day and date releases it'd have better box office runs in both Japan and China. 

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7 hours ago, iJackSparrow said:

I actually genuinely think it has to do with the release dates. Had both films had same day and date releases it'd have better box office runs in both Japan and China. 

Isn't it very rare for Japan to release at the same time and piracy to be nearly inexistant in that market anyway ?

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23 minutes ago, Barnack said:

Isn't it very rare for Japan to release at the same time and piracy to be nearly inexistant in that market anyway ?

True. And there are very late releases that still did great in Japan. Frozen and Sing are two recent examples. They were released months after their US releases.

SMH and WW didn't connect in Japan and I doubt the release date had any impact.

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DM3 has now achieved a better multiplier than BATB and POTC in Japan!

Highest multiplier for any Hollywood film in 2017 and 2nd of the year after a local film!

CORPSE:

 

2017 Multipliers (¥1 billion+ Earners)15+ (Phenomenal)
x13.10 - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas [After 9 Weeks]
x11.88 - Despicable Me 3 [After 10 Weeks]
x11.61 - Beauty and the Beast
x10.13 - La La Land
 
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DM3 will also achieve one of the best multipliers of ALL TIME in Japan by the end of its run! Incredible run.

 

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All-Time Best Multipliers (¥1 billion Earners & Wide Debuts)


01. 33.34 - Frozen (Mar., 2014) 
02. 30.37 - Spirited Away (July, 2001)
03. 26.99 - Princess Mononoke (July, 1997)
04. 26.92 - Your Name. (Aug., 2016)
05. 26.13 - Avatar (Dec., 2009)
06. 23.21 - Departures (Sept., 2008) 
07. 19.96 - Les Miserables (Dec., 2012) 
08. 17.07 - Zootopia (Apr., 2016) 
09. 16.44 - The Cat Returns (July, 2002)
10. 16.15 - The Eternal Zero (Dec., 2013) 
11. 15.69 - Monsters, Inc. (Mar., 2002)
12. 15.29 - Big Hero 6 (Dec., 2014)
13. 15.25 - The Last Samurai (Dec., 2003)
14. 14.98 - Ponyo (July, 2008)
15. 14.84 - Howl's Moving Castle (Nov., 2004)
16. 14.81 - Always: Sunset on Third Street (Nov., 2005)
17. 14.25 - Confessions (June, 2010)
18. 13.96 - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (July, 2003)
19. 13.83 - Thermae Romae (Apr., 2012)
20. 13.64 - Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (May, 2004)
21. 13.20 - Shin Godzilla (July, 2016) 
22. 13.10 - I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (July, 2017) [After 9 Weeks]
23. 13.09 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Dec., 2001)
24. 12.98 - Summer Wars (Aug., 2009)
25. 12.88 - Ted (Jan., 2013) 
26. 12.51 - The Wind Rises (July, 2013) 
27. 12.50 - The Phantom of the Opera (Jan., 2005)
28. 12.48 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Aug., 2003)
29. 12.24 - Finding Nemo (Dec., 2003)
30. 12.16 - Wolf Children (July, 2012)

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas has been the most impressively leggy film so far this year, exceeding a 13 multiplier after nine weeks in release -- it is on track to achieve a final multiplier of 13.5/13.6. 

Despicable Me 3 is closing in on a 12 multiplier after ten weeks in release, and should finish its run with a 12.1/12.2 multiplier, just enough to make the above list.
 

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Japan Box Office

September 23–24, 2017

(US $1 = 111.99 Yen) 
 < Prev Wk Currency:  Next Wk > 
TW LW Movie Studio Weekend Gross Change Screens Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
1 N Miracles of the Namiya General Store Kadokawa $1,873,995 - 342 - $5,480 $1,873,995 1
2 N Asahinagu Toho $1,120,650 - 148 - $7,572 $1,328,255 1
3 1 Dunkirk WB $1,005,591 -45.7% n/a - n/a $10,747,470 3
4 3 The Third Murder Toho $846,215 -44.6% n/a - n/a $9,170,781 3
5 2 Alien: Covenant Fox $830,641 -52.6% 696 +52 $1,193 $5,145,030 2
6 4 Sekigahara Toho $605,459 -51.8% n/a - n/a $18,435,845 5
7 5 Despicable Me 3 UPI $499,839 -48.4% 361 - $1,385 $64,619,583 10
8 N Yurigokoro Toei $499,831 - n/a - n/a $499,831 1
9 6 A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy Toho $436,181 -35.4% n/a - n/a $1,969,052 2
10 N Overdrive GAGA $395,272 - n/a - n/a $531,906 1

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Will Shin Godzilla bleed over help Tohos new anime film GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET reach at least 20m? I think that should be the goal for that film.

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Weekend Estimates (09/30-10/01)
01 (---) ¥240,000,000 ($2.1 million), 0, ¥240,000,000 ($2.1 million), Ajin: Demi-Human (Toho) NEW
02 (---) ¥145,000,000 ($1.3 million), 0, ¥180,000,000 ($1.6 million), A Dog's Purpose (Toho-Towa) NEW
03 (01) ¥127,000,000 ($1.1 million), -40%, ¥500,000,000 ($4.4 million), The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (Kadokawa/Shochiku) WK2
04 (03) ¥74,000,000 ($655,000), -34%, ¥1,400,000,000 ($12.6 million), Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) WK4
05 (04) ¥63,000,000 ($560,000), -34%, ¥1,175,000,000 ($10.8 million), The Third Murderer (Toho) WK4
06 (02) ¥61,000,000 ($540,000), -51%, ¥300,000,000 ($2.7 million), Asahinagu (Toho Video Division) WK2
07 (05) ¥51,000,000 ($450,000), -44%, ¥700,000,000 ($6.4 million), Alien: Covenant (Fox) WK3
08 (---) ¥50,000,000 ($445,000), 0, ¥50,000,000 ($445,000), Hidden Figures (Fox) NEW
09 (---) ¥40,000,000 ($355,000), 0, ¥40,000,000 ($355,000), Digimon Adventure tri. Ch. 5: Coexistense (Toei) NEW
09 (06) ¥40,000,000 ($355,000), -40%, ¥2,175,000,000 ($19.8 million), Sekigahara (Toho) WK6
09 (---) ¥40,000,000 ($355,000), 0, ¥40,000,000 ($355,000), AAA Dome Tour 2017 - Way of Glory Live Viewing (Live-Broadcast)
12 (09) ¥37,000,000 ($300,000), -31%, ¥7,160,000,000 ($64.7 million), Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa) WK11

 

>Ajin: Demi-Human easily debuted atop the box office, and will come in comfortably above ¥200 million (~$2 million) as well; it may have even exceeded ¥250 million (pretty solid for a film this time of year). The live-action adaptation of the manga is directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (Bayside Shakedown fame).

>A Dog's Purpose finally made it to Japan. The film only received a modest release, but that didn't stop it from performing nicely and probably coming in second place. After looking at its foreign box office results, after China's incredible total, Japan will probably end up as its second biggest international market. 

>Hidden Figures makes a surprising debut in the Top 10. It was one of many limited releases that opened this weekend, playing on 62 screens, but it appears to have comfortably secured a Top 10 spot by selling an impressive ~36% of its available tickets..

>The last two spots in the Top 10 are pretty much a toss-up as expected, so I have them as ties. I don't recall a live-viewing in recent years being included in the weekend rankings -- they're typically a one day viewing during a single showtime (as it the case here), plus I'm uncertain if they're eligible -- but AAA's Dome Tour 2017 certainly sold enough tickets (84% sold) across its live-broadcasts on just Sunday (one day) to be a real contender, especially since ticket prices were likely very high.
 

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Weekend Actuals (10/07-08)
01 (---) ¥352,250,000 ($3.2 million), 0, ¥352,250,000 ($3.2 million), Outrage Coda (Warner Bros.) NEW
02 (---) ¥216,000,100 ($1.9 million), 0, ¥216,000,100 ($1.9 million), Narratage (Toho/Asmik Ace) NEW
03 (01) ¥185,276,300 ($1.6 million), -32%, ¥690,619,800 ($6.0 million), Ajin: Demi-Human (Toho) WK2
04 (02) ¥110,548,300 ($981,000), -33%, ¥454,814,700 ($4.0 million), A Dog's Purpose (Toho-Towa) WK2
05 (03) ¥82,850,600 ($735,000), -36%, ¥737,334,800 ($6.6 million), The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (Kadokawa/Shochiku) WK3
06 (07) ¥46,662,300 ($414,000), -08%, ¥170,580,600 ($1.5 million), Hidden Figures (Fox) WK2
07 (04) ¥43,424,600 ($385,000), -40%, ¥1,497,158,000 ($13.5 million), Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) WK5
08 (05) ¥35,033,900 ($311,000), -44%, ¥1,301,926,900 ($11.8 million), The Third Murderer (Toho) WK5
09 (06) ¥30,465,600 ($270,000), -44%, ¥369,590,500 ($3.3 million), Asahinagu (Toho Video Division) WK3
10 (08) ¥26,620,000 ($236,000), -44%, ¥770,687,400 ($7.0 million), Alien: Covenant (Fox) WK4
11 (11) ¥26,258,900 ($233,000), -28%, ¥7,215,913,300 ($65.2 million), Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa) WK12
12 (09) ¥25,307,900 ($225,000), -42%, ¥2,242,452,100 ($20.3 million), Sekigahara (Toho) WK7


>Outage Coda, the third film in the Outrage franchise, came out on top over the weekend, selling an impressive 250,155 admissions over the weekend across 287 screens. This debut is 26% higher than its predecessor, and could result in a total near or exceeding ¥2 billion (~$20 million) -- certainly a satisfactory figure for the month of October. 

>Narratage settles for second place, selling 153,784 admissions over the weekend on 289 screens. Isao Yukisada's adaptation of Rio Shimamoto's 2005 novel delivered a respectable debut, and it should be aiming for a total near ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million).

>Ajin: Demi-Human held well in its second outing, and should be able to exceed ¥1.5 billion (~$15 million). 

>Hidden Figures held remarkably well in its sophomore frame, and I hope Fox and theater chains consider expanding it in the upcoming weeks.

>Alien: Covenant managed to remain in the Top 10 for one more week, but its legs have been quite poor and it's definitely not reaching ¥1 billion (~$10 million) now. Very disappointing result here.
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2017 - Top Grossing Films
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Days in Release] - Film (Distributor)

¥12.36 billion ($109.4 million) / 8.92 million [E] - Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
¥10 billion ↨
¥7.30 billion ($64.4 million) / 5.21 million [E] - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros.)
¥7.22 billion ($65.2 million) / 6.15 million [80] - Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa)
¥6.87 billion ($61.4 million) / 5.35 million [E] - Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (Toho)
¥6.69 billion ($60.1 million) / 4.54 million [E] - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Disney)
¥5.17 billion ($46.1 million) / 4.25 million [E] - Moana (Disney)
¥5.11 billion ($45.4 million) / 4.17 million [F] - Sing (Toho-Towa)

¥5 billion ↨
¥4.63 billion ($39.9 million) / 3.08 million [F] - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
¥4.43 billion ($39.6 million) / 3.89 million [F] - Doraemon: Great Adventure in the Antarctic (Toho)
¥4.30 billion ($38.0 million) / 3.15 million [F] - La La Land (Gaga)
¥4.27 billion ($37.9 million) / 2.88 million [F] - Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Sony)
¥4.03 billion ($36.1 million) / 2.79 million [F] - The Fate of the Furious (Toho-Towa)
¥3.82 billion ($35.2 million) / 2.89 million [E] - Gintama (Warner Bros.)
¥3.41 billion ($31.1 million) / 2.91 million [E] - Pokemon: I Choose You! (Toho)
¥3.39 billion ($30.6 million) / 2.68 million [72] - I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Toho)
¥3.25 billion ($29.4 million) / 2.62 million [E] - Mary and the Witch's Flower (Toho)
¥3.22 billion ($27.9 million) / 2.90 million [F] - Yo-Kai Watch: Great Adventure of the Flying Whale (Toho)

¥3 billion ↨
¥2.78 billion ($25.3 million) / 1.87 million [E] - Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony)
¥2.52 billion ($22.2 million) / 1.77 million [F] - Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (Aniplex)
¥2.45 billion ($22.0 million) / 1.95 million [F] - Shinobi's Country (Toho)
¥2.40 billion ($21.4 million) / 1.80 million [F] - Confessions of a Murderer (Warner Bros.)
¥2.37 billion ($20.4 million) / 1.91 million [F] - A Man Called Pirate (Toho)
¥2.30 billion ($20.1 million) / 1.75 million [F] - Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon (Toho)
¥2.24 billion ($20.3 million) / 1.82 million [44] - Sekigahara (Toho)
¥2.00 billion ($17.7 million) / 1.34 million [E] - Kong: Skull Island (Warner Bros.)

¥2 billion ↨
¥1.92 billion ($17.1 million) / 1.57 million [F] - Partners: The Movie IV (Toei)
¥1.92 billion ($17.0 million) / 1.52 million [F] - Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (Toho)
¥1.87 billion ($16.4 million) / 1.22 million [E] - Doctor Strange (Disney)
¥1.81 billion ($15.6 million) / 1.46 million [E] - Tomorrow, I Will Date With Yesterday's You (Toho)
¥1.77 billion ($15.9 million) / 1.42 million [E] - Cars 3 (Disney)
¥1.74 billion ($15.7 million) / 1.16 million [E] - Transformers: The Last Knight (Toho-Towa)
¥1.59 billion ($14.0 million) / 1.35 million [E] - Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Shiriri (Toho)
¥1.54 billion ($13.9 million) / 1.20 million [52] - Fireworks, Should We It From the Side or the Bottom? (Toho)
¥1.53 billion ($13.9 million) / 1.05 million [E] - The Mummy (Toho-Towa)
¥1.49 billion ($13.5 million) / 1.06 million [31] - Dunkirk (Warner Bros.)
¥1.43 billion ($12.6 million) / 1.08 million [F] - The Mole Song 2: Hong Kong Crazy Uproar (Toho)
¥1.37 billion ($12.0 million) / 1.09 million [E] - Kiseki: Sobito of That Day (Toei)
¥1.33 billion ($12.0 million) / 0.97 million [44] - Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.)
¥1.30 billion ($11.8 million) / 1.04 million [30] - The Third Murderer (Toho)
¥1.29 billion ($11.3 million) / 1.12 million [E] - Daytime Shooting Star (Toho)
¥1.27 billion ($11.5 million) / 0.98 million [E] - High & Low 2: End of Sky (Shochiku)
¥1.23 billion ($10.8 million) / 1.06 million [E] - Let's Go, Jets! (Toho)
¥1.19 billion ($10.4 million) / 0.85 million [E] - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Fox)
¥1.10 billion ($9.7 million) / 0.90 million [E] - Memory (Toho)
¥1.09 billion ($9.7 million) / 0.74 million [E] - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Disney)
¥1.06 billion ($9.5 million) / 0.81 million [E] - Tokyo Ghoul (Shochiku)
¥1.02 billion ($9.0 million) / 0.72 million [E] - Ghost in the Shell (Toho-Towa)
¥1.01 billion ($9.0 million) / 0.70 million [E] - Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game (Shochiku)
¥1.01 billion ($9.0 million) / 0.88 million [F] - Honnouji Hotel (Toho)
¥1.00 billion ($8.9 million) / 0.80 million [E] - P & JK (Shochiku)

¥1 billion ↑

Legend:
¥10 billion+ (Uber-Blockbuster) / ¥5 billion+ (Blockbuster) / ¥3 billion+ (Hit) / ¥2 billion+ (Respectable) / ¥1 billion+ (Commercial Success)
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Weekend Actuals (10/14-15)
01 (---) ¥413,030,840 ($3.7 million), 0, ¥413,030,840 ($3.7 million), Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Ch.1 - Presage Flower (Aniplex) NEW
02 (---) ¥202,320,000 ($1.8 million), 0, ¥258,649,500 ($2.3 million), War for the Planet of the Apes (Fox) NEW
03 (01) ¥173,947,900 ($1.6 million), -51%, ¥925,146,200 ($8.2 million), Outrage Coda (Warner Bros.) WK2
04 (02) ¥126,276,800 ($1.1 million), -42%, ¥614,031,200 ($5.4 million), Narratage (Toho/Asmik Ace) WK2
05 (03) ¥119,531,800 ($1.1 million), -36%, ¥1,031,978,900 ($9.2 million), Ajin: Demi-Human (Toho) WK3
06 (04) ¥83,373,200 ($744,000), -24%, ¥675,312,500 ($6.0 million), A Dog's Purpose (Toho-Towa) WK3
07 (05) ¥59,026,600 ($527,000), -29%, ¥906,110,500 ($8.1 million), The Miracles of the Namiya General Store (Kadokawa/Shochiku) WK4
08 (---) ¥46,715,000 ($417,000), 0, ¥46,715,000 ($417,000), Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love - Ch. 1 (Shochiku) NEW
09 (06) ¥35,701,700 ($319,000), -22%, ¥270,863,400 ($2.5 million), Hidden Figures (Fox) WK3
10 (---) ¥25,000,000 ($220,000), 0, ¥25,000,000 ($220,000), Love and Lies (Showgate) NEW
11 (07) ¥23,490,900 ($210,000), -46%, ¥1,571,762,400 ($14.2 million), Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) WK6
12 (11) ¥21,132,600 ($189,000), -19%, ¥7,269,035,500 ($65.6 million), Despicable Me 3 (Toho-Towa) WK13

 

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Ch.1 delivered an excellent debut (the biggest since August), selling a very impressive 247,507 admissions over the weekend on only 128 screens. The first film in the trilogy sold nearly 45% of its available weekend admissions. I'm sure there'll be a certain degree of frontloading here, but a total over ¥2 billion (~$20 million) is very likely. 

War for the Planet of the Apes had a so-so debut in second place, selling 148,909 admissions over the weekend frame on 756 screens. And since opening on Friday, the third film in the Apes series sold 192,328 admissions. Its debut is down 4% compared to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but considering how it dropped in other established markets, I'd consider this debut "good". It'll probably exceed ¥1 billion with around ¥1.2/1.3 billion ($10/11 million).

Outrage Coda experienced a rather harsh second weekend drop, but its strong weekdays have propelled it near a ¥1 billion total already. It'll have to stabilize very soon though over the weekends to keep its hope of reaching ¥2 billion alive, but at the very least, it's still almost guaranteed to become the highest-grossing film in the Outrage franchise. 

Ajin: Demi-Human exceeded the ¥1 billion milestone over the weekend, after three weeks in release. It's on course to exceed ¥1.5 billion ($13 million), perfectly solid for this time of year.

A Dog's Purpose continues to hold well, and its total in Japan will soon overtake Mexico's to become its second biggest international market (obviously behind China's mammoth total).

Love and Lies has yet to have its weekend figures released for some reason, but it debuted in 10th place so I'll leave its estimate here for now (I'll update when available).

CORPSE

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