Japan Box Office Ranking (Week of Nov 21 -22)

Several new movies entered the box office chart last week! Raintree no Kuni starring Kis-my-Ft2’s Tamamori Yuta and Nishiuchi Mariya topped the charts, followed by Girls und Panzer der Film and The Little Prince.

Nakata Hideo’s (Ring) return to horror movies with the Ghost Theater starring AKB48’s Shimazaki Haruka opened at no. 7, while Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part2 opened at no. 9.

Check out the latest ranking below.

Japan Box Office Nov 21 – 22
Rank Last Week Movie Weeks
1 New Raintree no Kuni 1
2 New Girls und Panzer der Film 1
3 New The Little Prince 1
4 1 MOZU 3
5 2 Grasshopper 3
6 3 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2
7 New Ghost Theater 1
8 5 My Love Story!! 4
9 New The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 1
10 4 Everest 3

Movie adaptation of Hiroshi Arikawa’s popular novel starring Kis-My-Ft2 ‘sTamamori Yuta, Raintree noo Kuni topped the charts. The movie was released in 190 screens and pulled over 91,726 people. The movie earned 123,944,520 Yen. The tickets for the first day stage greetings were sold out, and with the movie attracting fans of Tamamori, it is expected to earn around 1 billion Yen.

Second place went to the popular anime Girls und Panzer der Film. Screened in 77 screens, the movie mobilized 84,752 people and earned 128,438,980 Yen. The average unit price for the advance ticket is higher due to the different bonuses and merchandise included.

In third place is The Little Prince which was screened in over 569 screens. The movie mobilized 82,898 people and earned 107,070,300 million Yen. Although lower than the expected, since its audience is centered around families, it has a chance to extend its box office run till year end and New Year Holidays.

Opening at number 7 is the horror movie directed by Nakata Hideo and starring AKB48’s Shimazaki Haruka, Ghost Theatre. The movie opened in 266 screens and attracted 44,148 people in and earned 57,206,200 million Yen. Jennifer Lawrence’s final series of the Hunger Games movie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part2 opens at no. 9. The movie was released in 252 screens, mobilized 38,430 people and earned 53,120,500 million Yen.

(via Eiga ranking)