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  • Japan Box Office Report – August 24/25

    August 29, 2013 @ 1:07 am

    The reign of 'Kaze Tachinu' continues, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' opens in 3rd, and 'Gatchaman' in 6th place. Studio Ghibli's 'Kaze Tachinu' achieved its 6th victory, even though a distinct decline in viewers compared to the previous weekend could definitely be seen this time. One more victory and it will exceed the winning streak of Ghibli's own 'Ponyo' from 2008. As for the box office, 'Kaze Tachinu' has already surpassed the 8 billion Ye

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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 7th/8th

    April 9, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    [caption id="attachment_232056" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Doraemon" / "SPEC~Ten~" / "Bokura ga Ita""][/caption] As expected last week, "SPEC~Ten~", "Titanic 3D" and "The Artist" rearranged the top 10 of the weekend box office chart, with SPEC~Ten~ even pushing "Doraemon" from the top. "SPEC~Ten~", starring Toda Erika and Kase Ryo, opened on 279 screens and made it onto the top position for the w

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  • MPAJ releases yearly box office ranking for 2011

    January 26, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    [caption id="attachment_217382" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The top 3 Japanese & Western movies in 2011!"][/caption] The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (or 'MPAJ' for short) have released their annual official box office rankings for 2011. Unlike 2010, the film industry experienced a sharp decline in terms of sold movie tickets and revenue for 2011. The number of sold tickets dropped by 17% (from 174,358,000

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  • '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix' holds award ceremony, reveals fan award

    December 29, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    As announced on December 7th, the winners of the '24th Nikkan Sports Movie Grand Prix / Ishihara Yuujirou Award' finally received their respective awards at the award ceremony that was held in Tokyo today. Further it was revealed that the movie "Space Battleship Yamato" received most of the votes by fans and therefore received the Fan Award. Ninety-nine-year-old director Shindo Kaneto received 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' for his mov

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  • Hollywood to remake the "Space Battleship Yamato" live-action film?

    February 22, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    According to the American entertainment news website, "Deadline", Skydance Productions is looking into turning the classic 1970s anime series "Star Blazers" ("Space Battleship Yamato") into a live-action film. For people who are not familiar with the anime, "Star Blazers" was the title of the English dubbed version of the anime "Space Battleship Yamato" that just saw a Japanese live-action adaption starring Kimura Takuya. Skydance recentl

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  • Japan Box Office Report – January 1st/2nd

    January 4, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Due to the holidays it was quite a successful time for the movie industry last week, not to mention the masses that decided to go and watch a movie on New Year's Day. "Aibou 2" has even been able to exceed its first weekend result and has already crossed the 1 billion yen (12.2 million USD) mark after debuting less than 2 weeks ago. Of course this means that the movie has easily managed to come in first at the first box office results agai

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 25th/26th

    December 28, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    As predicted last week, "Aibou 2", "Inazuma Eleven", and "Ultraman" have all made it into the Top 10 this weekend, and to nobody's surprise, the former two even managed to top the box office chart altogether. More than 500,000 people have already watched the new Aibou movie since its opening day on December 23rd, and this marks the strongest ever opening weekend of a "Toei" movie. Their 2nd most successful movie, "Yamato" (2005), had a worse

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 18th/19th

    December 21, 2010 @ 7:04 am

    Who would have enough power and a large enough fanbase to beat Harry Potter and Kimutaku's "Space Battleship Yamato"? Of course, Kamen Rider! Last week, I forgot to mention the opening of a new Kamen Rider movie, but at least "Tron: Legacy" and "The Last Chushingura" scored as well as predicted. With all the successful new starts, including "Shrek Forever After", it was way too difficult for the amazing "Norwegian Wood" to stay anywhere near

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 11th/12th

    December 13, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    "Space Battleship Yamato" immediately had to give up the top ranking on the box office to "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" during its second weekend. The newest box office reports shows the immense popularity of Harry Potter in Japan. Not even a homemade sci-fi blockbuster starring Kimura Takuya was able to stop its run for longer than one weekend. Apparently the word-of-mouth about the decent quality of Yamato isn't spreadi

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  • Japan Box Office Report – December 4th/5th

    December 6, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    "Space Battleship Yamato" finally docked at Japan, and almost 800,000 people made the decision to board the ship. Overall, the movie opened on 440 screens and made a little less than 950 million Yen (11.5 million USD) during the five days it has been out. Their strategy to open the movie on a Wednesday to push the word-of-mouth advertisement prior to its first weekend seems to have helped, as there have been quite a few reviews stating it's muc

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