Probably due to mostly mixed reviews by critics and audience, Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars)'s latest feature film Mirai no Mirai/Mirai of The Future/MIRAI earned a modest 289 million yen on 215,000 admissions in the weekend of July 28-29, which was 28% down from its opening weekend gross.
Back in July 2015, his previous film Bakemono no Ko/The Boy and the Beast already made 1.9 billion yen from its first two-week run, about as twice as that of MIRAI. Judging from its misfired two-weekend results, it can be forecast that MIRAI would end its domestic run with about 2-2.5 billion yen, less than half of The Boy and the Beast's total domestic gross of 5.85 billion yen.
Meanwhile, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer finally goes out of top 10 for the first time in its 16th
weekend, but still holding its 11th place. The 22nd Conan feature film has earned a massive 8.58 billion
yen in Japan, and has already become not only the top-grossing film in the 22-year old Conan anime
franchise but also the 9th top-grossing Japanese animation film of all-time.
Weekend box office in Japan (July 28-29, 2018)
(ticket sales basis)
1 (new). "Gekijyo-ban Code Blue ~ Dr Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei ~"
2 (1). "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"
3 (2). "MIRAI"
4 (3). "Pokémon the Movie: Everyone's Story"
5 (4). "Bleach"
6 (5). "Solo: A Star Wars Story"
7 (6). "Manbiki Kazoku"
8 (9). "Soreike! Anpanman: Kagayake! Kurun to Inochi no Hoshi"
9 (8). "Nijiiro Days"
10 (7). "Soratobu Tire"
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