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Japan Box Office Report June 29/30

July 3, 2013 @ 3:20 pm
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'Midsummer Formula' - the second theatrical motion picture in the very popular 'Galileo' series - rockets to the top of the box office chart without any problems.

It recorded the best opening weekend of any live-action film so far this year. The first film in the series experienced a slightly better start in 2010 and almost surpassed the 5 billion Yen mark at the end, but the new film is definitely going to reach a cumulative result of at minimum 2 billion Yen with such an opening weekend. If people continue to flock to its screenings in a steady number, it should actually be able to crack the 3 billion Yen mark as well. In fact, not even the 4 billion Yen mark isn't completely out of the equation.

Last weekend's top 3 was pushed down and can now be found from 2nd to 4th place. The fifth spot featured the opening of 'The Hangover Part III', which is the first film of the trilogy to make it into the top 10 in Japan. However, the first two films weren't given as much exposure and only gained more popularity after their respective DVD/Blu-ray releases.

Meanwhile, 'Ghost in the Shell: Arise' was able to remain inside the top 10 for another weekend, which is a huge achievement considering its incredibly low exposure.

Don't forget to check out the trailers of all the new Japanese films below the box office chart!

Japan Box Office Chart June 29/30
01 (00) Midsummer Formula (Weeks: 01)
02 (01) After Earth (Weeks: 02)
03 (02) 100 Kai Naku Koto (Weeks: 02)
04 (03) The Great Gatsby (Weeks: 03)
05 (00) The Hangover Part III (Weeks: 01)
06 (04) Kiseki no Ringo (Weeks: 04)
07 (05) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Weeks: 04)
08 (06) Oblivion (Weeks: 05)
09 (07) Ore wa Mada Honki Dashite nai Dake (Weeks: 03)
10 (08) Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 1 ~ Ghost Pain (Weeks: 02)
(Note: The ranking is not based on the revenue, but the number of sold tickets!)

Short Facts:
#Opening Results (Saturday & Sunday only)
- 'Midsummer Formula' - viewers: 363,451 (415 screens) & revenue: 464,992,250 Yen (4,664,802 USD)
- 'Midsummer Formula' - was seen by 42% men and 58% women
- 'Midsummer Formula' - viewer motives: 27.6% like the TV drama, 21.5% like the cast, 12.9% liked the 1st film, 10.7% like the original novel
- 'The Hangover Part III' - viewers: 46,372 (165 screens) & revenue: 65,738,200 Yen (659,485 USD)

#Cumulative Results
- 'Kiseki no Ringo' - viewers: 683,771 & revenue: 770,865,450 Yen (7,733,322 USD)

Trailers of all Japanese films that opened this weekend:

Midsummer Formula
?????? - Manatsu no Houteishiki
Genre: Human Drama, Crime, Mystery
Cast: Fukuyama Masaharu, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Kitamura Kazuki, Anne, Yamazaki Hikaru, Shiomi Sansei, and more...


God Tongue ~ Kiss Gaman Senshuken The Movie
????? ??????? - ... Kiss Self-Control Championship
Genre: Variety-Show-turned-Feature-Film, Comedy [Rated PG-12]
Cast: Gekidan Hitori, Ogi Yahagi (duo), Bananaman (duo), Mihiro (former AV star), Iwai Hideto, Kyomoto Masaki, and more...


Sakura Hime
?? - Princess Sakura
Genre: Drama, Romance [Rated R15+]
Cast: Hinami Kyoko, Aoki Munetaka, Asami Yuma, Hirama Miki, Hoshino Akari, Nanaumi Nana, and more...


Toilet no Hanako-San Shin-Gekijouban
Genre: Horror, Remake
Cast: Ueno Yuuka, Misaki Ayame, Yasuda Seia, Tanaka Manaka, Yamakawa Rina, Shijo Haruna, and more...


Uzumasa Jacopetti
Genre: Human Drama
Cast: Wada Shinji, Kiki Hanaka, Ozawa Shishimaru, Fukumoto Seizo, Tsuchihira Donpei, Ishii Motako, and more...


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