Toshio Suzuki, the 66-year-old former president of Studio Ghibli, talked to the press and gave his opinion on the box office failure of the studio's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi after a talk event held at the Daikanyama Tsutaya bookstore in Tokyo on August 18. Hit the jump for the details.
The top 10 results for Japan's box office for the first half of this year have come out. As reported, Walt Disney Studio's 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen takes the top spot overwhelmingly, earning 6 times more than the top-grossing Japanese anime film Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie. Check the top 10 lists after the jump.
Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) in its first weekend. It was only 42% of his first feature film in 2010, The Secret World of Arrietty. Hit the jump for more details.
The Idolm@ster Movie: Kagayaki no Mukogawa e! finally finished its four-month domestic theatrical run in Japan last week. The official site for the film reported its total box office numbers yesterday on June 3 with an appreciative illustration by the director Atsushi Nishigori. Check them after the jump.
In the most recent Japanese weekend movie ranking (May 24-25), Frozen still held the first place for the five-straight week, 10 times in total since its opening on March 14. It has earned 19,844,395,900 yen (about US$194,700,000), and has become the 4th most grossing film in the Japanese box office history. Hit the jump for more details.
Oricon announced on May 12 that the original soundtrack album for Walt Disney Animation Studios' 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen, which was released in Japan on March 12, has sold 466,000 units in two months and has become the top-selling animation film soundtrack album in history. Hit the jump for more details.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen has still been on the top of the Japanese box office. It has earned 15,900,000,000 yen (US$156,000,000) with 12,650,000 tickets sales by May 6, and has become the most successful 3D film at the box office history in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen has earned 11,158,661,700 yen (about US$109,000,000) in the Japanese box office since its opening on March 14 and has become the most successful foreign animation film in history. Hit the jump for more details.
It was officially confirmed yesterday that the crossover film Lupin III vs Detective Conan: The Movie had attracted 3,088,143 moviegoers by January 7 only in one month since the release on December 7, 2013 in 329 screens across Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
After beating the box office record of K-ON! Movie in early December, the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion film had finally earned the two billion yen (about US$19,164,430) mark by the last day of 2013, December 31, about two months since its release on October 26. Hit the jump for more details.
It is reported that Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion has earned 1,903,310,658 yen at the Japanese box office by the December 7-8 weekend. The number has finally reached K-ON! Movie's (approximately) 1.9 billion yen in 2011, the highest grossing record by the film adaptation of the midnight run block TV anime. Hit the jump for more.
It is reported today that the total earnings of the anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day film has surpassed 1 billion yen (about US$10 million) at the Japanese box office as of October 25 in the 56 days since its release on August 31. Hit the jump for more story.
Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea is the 17th Conan film released in Japan on April 20th, 2013. The film has earned 3,509,406,150 yen (US$35,592,354) in 51 days and has already become the highest grossing film in the series. Hit the jump for more details.