2008's Top Domestic Movies at Japanese Box Office
2743 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / F / St. Louis
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
Not only were Hayao Miyazaki's animated Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea film and Yasuharu Ishii's live-action Hana Yori Dango Final film the highest grossing Japanese films in 2008, but they earned more at the Japanese box office than any foreign film last year. Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull finished with 5.71 billion yen (about US$61.5 million) below these two, as did John Woo's Red Cliff Part I with 4.8 to 5 billion yen (US$52-54 million).

1. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (US$165 million)
2. Hana Yori Dango Final (US$83.5 million)
3. Yōgisha X no Kenshin (US$54 million)
4. Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Shaymin (US$52 million)
5. Aibō Gekijō-ban Zettai Zetsumei! 42.195 km Tokyo Big City Marathon (US$47.8 million)
6. The Magic Hour (US$42.2 million)
7. 20th Century Boys (US$42 million)
8. Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den (US$36.3 million)
9. A Tale of Mari and the Three Puppies (US$34.3 million)
10. Okuribito (US$32.3 million)


Source: asianfanatics

Not surprising to me, I've never seen Ponyo but HYD final was huge!
1537 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / F / Burbank, CA
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
I wanna see Doraemon movie ... lol ... too bad detroit metal city didn't make that much money in box office ...
305 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Hawaiiiiii
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
haha damn a Miyazaki film again?! Damn i swear the dude is the like the asian Walt Disney hah, great job for him and another successful movie
Posted 1/5/09
^ lol. miyazaki is awesome
Posted 1/5/09
good!
5453 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
39 / F / sky x]
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
i only know HYD.
4868 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
76 / F / garden of eden
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
20th century boys??and doraemon and pokemon?? WHAT ARE THOSE MOVIES LIVE ACTION OR ANIME?? hehehe clueless
11560 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / here....Matsujun...
Offline
Posted 1/5/09
yay!!! Hanadan!! YATTA!!!
12158 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / ╰☆ 没有黑暗の地方╭☆
Offline
Posted 1/5/09 , edited 1/5/09
HYD final sucked like *rap...I'm sorry but it definitely didn't live up to all its hype
7134 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 1/5/09

pianogirl wrote:

HYD final sucked like *rap...I'm sorry but it definitely didn't live up to all its hype


Unfortunately, I agree.
:/
108 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / Baliuag,Bulacan P...
Offline
Posted 1/6/09
i WiSH KuRoSAgI D MoViE WaS ThErE... bUt i hEaRd With only a budget of 2 million US dollars,the movie grossed approximately 15.5 million dollars. Such success is expected to result to more movie offerings for yamapi.....
856 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / somewere hir and der
Offline
Posted 1/6/09
wanna see doraemon movie!!!!!!!!!!!~ is it live action!
14619 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F
Offline
Posted 1/6/09
yayy HYD!!<33
thats alot of money!(:
569 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / Englaand.☆ ^_^
Offline
Posted 1/6/09
GO HANADAN ^_^
16213 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / Canada
Offline
Posted 1/6/09
wahhhhhhhhhhh? so much money 4 the HYD movie? lol......it wasnt even that great.........<.<
You must be logged in to post.