The lack of competition resulted in another easy win for “Doraemon” and an almost identical weekend box office chart to last week.

It was the last weekend of the spring holidays and it seems like there were still a lot of families left that didn’t watch the latest adventure of “Doraemon“. In the previous report, its weekend result dropped by 17.7%, but this weekend it actually improved by 21.5% again, reaching a new cumulative revenue of 2,878,713,250 Yen (35 million USD).

Bokura ga Ita” secured the second slot as well, although the weekend revenue wasn’t that high with only 194,000,000 Yen (2.35 million USD). More than 1,000,000 people have seen this movie so far, resulting in a total revenue of 1,500,000,000 Yen (18.23 million USD).

Puss in Boots” also scored with the children this weekend and climbed up from the seventh to the fourth slot swapping places with “Ultraman Saga” which dropped from fourth to seventh.

In ninth place, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” opened with 63,991 viewers and a revenue of 83,637,100 Yen (1.01 million USD) over the two day weekend. “The Help” and “The Ides of March” surprisingly didn’t make it into the top 10.

Next week “The Artist“, “SPEC~Ten“, and the 3D version of “Titanic” might switch up the chart a bit more.

You can check out the trailers of all the new Japanese films below the box office ranking!


Rank/Last Title Weeks
01 (01) Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles
~Animal Adventure~
02 (02) Bokura ga Ita Zenpen (Part 1) 03
03 (03) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 04
04 (07) Puss in Boots 03
05 (05) Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage:
Mirai no Tomodachi
06 (06) Liar Game Saisei (Reborn) 05
07 (04) Ultraman Saga 02
08 (08) The Iron Lady 03
09 (00) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 01
10 (09) Bokutachi Kyuko: A Ressha de Iko 02

(Note: The ranking is not based on the revenue, but the number of sold tickets!)


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