Japan Box Office Ranking (Week of Aug 15 – 16)

There are no new movies that opened for this week but with the Obon Holiday, the latest box office run still recorded one of the biggest weekend. Jurassic World took the spot for its second week. It recorded an even higher gross earning and audience turnout than last weekend, with almost a billion Yen gross for the 2 day weekend. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation also retained the second spot while Minions moved up to 3rd place. On its 6th week, The Boy and the Beast jumped from 7th to 4th place

Check out the latest ranking below.

Japan Box Office Aug 15 – 16
Rank Last Week Movie Weeks
1 1 Jurassic World 2
2 2 Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation 2
3 4 Minions 3
4 7 The Boy and the Beast 6
5 3 Boruto: Naruto the Movie 2
6 5 ATTACK ON TITAN – Part 1 3
7 8 HERO 5
8 10 Japan’s Longest Day 2
9 9 Inside Out 5
10 11 Pokemon XY: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 5


Jurassic World tops the chart for the second consecutive week. The movie pulled 611,308 audience and earned 941,389,200 Yen, an increase of 12.2% in mobilization and 11.3% in gross compared to its first weekend numbers. Total mobilization is at 2.95 million people and total gross reached 4 billion yen. With this, Jurassic World wins the Obon holiday box office by a wide margin.

Similarly, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation retains the second place for the second consecutive week. For a total of 10 days, the movie attracted a total of 1.88 million people and earned 2.4 billion yen. It earned 31% higher than its predecessor movie during the same 10 day period.

Minions movied up to 3rd place from last week’s 4th plae. In 16 days, the movie pulled 2.5 million people and exceeded 3 billion Yen.

The Boy and the Beast moved up to 4th place from last week’s 7th place. In 37 days, the movie mobilized 3.6 million people and earned 4.6 billion yen. It is to be noted that its exhibition in Shibuya which opened last July 24 has reached 50,000 visitors in 24 days, which could also have given the movie a boost.

Boruto: Naruto the Movie and Attack on Titan – Part 1 dropped to 5th and 6th place respectively. HERO and Japan’s Longest Day rank higher this week while Pokemon XY: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages re-entered the top 10 of the charts.

(via Eiga ranking)