Top 20 Highest Grossing Movies of 2016

Oricon has released the top 10 in the box office charts for 2016. Movie Collection listed the top 20 so check out the list below!

Your Name saw massive success and had earned 20,510,000,000 yen (about US$177.6 million) in Japan as of December 12, surpassing the 20.3 billion yen earnings of the Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone. your name. is now the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the second highest-grossing anime film in Japan. The only Japanese film to gross higher is Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen).

The rest of the list includes Hollywood films, several anime and live action films. Are you ready for next year?

Your Name had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weekends since it opened on August 26, and in its 10th weekend dropped to #2 to Death Note Light up the NEW world, before regaining the top spot in its 11th weekend, and it stayed at the top spot in its 12th and 13th weekends.

  1. Your Name (20.5 billion yen, about US$174 million)
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (11.6 billion yen, about US$98.62 million)
  3. Shin Godzilla (8.1 billion yen, about US$68.86 million)
  4. Zootopia (7.6 billion yen, about US$64.61 million)
  5. Finding Dory (6.8 billion yen, about US$57.81 million)
  6. Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (6.3 billion yen, about US$53.56 million)
  7. Yo-kai Watch the Movie: The Great King Enma and the Five Tales, Meow! (5.5 billion yen, about US$46.75 million)
  8. One Piece Film Gold (5.1 billion yen, about US$43.35 million)
  9. Nobunaga Concerto (4.6 billion yen, about US$39.11 million)
  10. The Secret Life of Pets (4.2 billion yen, about US$35.71 million)
  11. Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan  (4.1 billion yen, about US$34.85 million)
  12. The Martian (3.5 billion yen, about US$29.75 million)
  13. Assassination Classroom: Graduation (3.4 billion yen, about US$28.90 million)
  14. Orange (3.3 billion yen, about US$28.06 million)
  15. Spectre (2.9 billion yen, about US$24.66 million)
  16. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2.7 billion yen, about US$22.96 million)
  17. Independence Day: Resurgence (2.6 billion yen, about US$22.10 million)
  18. Captain America: Civil War (2.6 billion yen, about US$22.10 million)
  19. A Silent Voice (2.3 billion yen, about US$19.56 million, tied for 19th)
  20. Death Note Light up the NEW world (2.3 billion yen, about US$19.56 million, tied for 19th

(via ANN)

  • Comments

    • mokki

      still need to watch shin godzilla. *__*

      • Harry

        Watched it, not too bad as Godzilla movies go. The monster was a bit clunky but the CGI destruction of Tokyo was pretty impressive.
        Biggest downer was Satomi Ishihara. Not sure who told her she could act but I was praying the big guy would fry her ass.

    • eplizo

      That GAP between the rest lmao.

    • kashiyuka

      aaand i’ve seen none of these. not even the amrican ones lol

    • light

      I’ve watched the Martian just yesterday, it was nice, reminded me of Apollo 13.
      Curious about Your name, i wonder how good it actually is!

    • Summersplash

      Wow is that the Orange live action movie? Damn.. Didn’t know it was that popular

      • yourname

        its yamaken after all. .the story is pretty good too

    • Studio Ghibli

      “Kimi no na wa.” (“your name.”), in my opinion, was only successful because Japanese people could relate it to the 2011 tsunami. Other than that, it’s nothing special. Perhaps some also liked how the girl character does that thing in the beginning? That’s a stupid reason, but anyway.
      American movies need to be stopped, most are awful why do they take most of their spots? There are many great Japanese movies people could watch instead.

      • Seralyn

        Surprised you felt so. I genuinely enjoyed the movie. It combined comedic elements over a story of tragedy and unlikely love. I cried. I can’t say it’s likely not for everyone, but it was a nice breath of fresh air from a lot of what we get in Japan (non series based anime-wise). American movies stay on top for a few simple reasons. They spend a lot of money on production, have recognizable talent, and often push at what’s considered to be societally correct. Doesn’t mean the films of other countries aren’t awesome as well, though!