Japan Box Office Ranking (Week of Aug 1 – 2)

The highly anticipated Attack on Titan – Part 1 opens to number 1 this week. Following in close second is Minions. HERO moves to number 3, only slightly decreasing its numbers from last week. On the other hand, The Boy and The Beast shows impressive consistency at 4th place. With its strong showing (236,689 admissions on its fourth weekend) it might end up the biggest summer blockbuster of the year.

Results would depend on the coming Obon Festival this weekend with several new movies releasing such as Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Boruto: Naruto the Movie and Japan’s Longest Day.

Check out the latest ranking below.

Japan Box Office Aug 1- 2
Rank Last Week Movie Weeks
1 New ATTACK ON TITAN – Part 1 1
2 New Minions 1
3 1 HERO 3
4 2 The Boy and The Beast 4
5 3 Inside Out 3
6 4 Pokemon XY: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 3
7 5 Terminator Genisys 4
8 7 Love Live! The School Idol Movie 8
9 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron 5
10 8 Anpanman: Mija and the Magic Lamp 5

The first part of the live action film Attack on Titan, based on the hit manga series which has published 50 million copies, topped the box office ranking this weekend. The movie opened in 427 screens, pullled over 466,953 people and earned 603,466,200 Yen. Reaching 4 billion Yen looks to be achievable.

In second place is the 3D animation film Minions, the popular character from “Despicable Me”. The movie is shown in 619 screens, mobilized 449,055 and earned 545,989,900 Yen. This is No.1 performance of a Hollywood animation work for the year. It is also 34.4% higher than the opening weekend result of Inside Out. A final gross of 2.5 billion, which was earned by Despicable Me 2, is almost certain.

Audience for HERO topped 2.1 million people. The Boy and The Beast and Inside Out each recorded over 200,000 mobilization and also more than 200 million Yen. Love Live! The School Idol Movie breaks 1.5 million audience last August 1 and reached 2.2 billion yen.

(via Eiga ranking)