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 Japan Box-Office: Weekend Forecast (01/16-17) 
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Post Re: Japan Box-Office: Demon Slayer Obliterating Record Books
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So the requirement for 30B yen milestone is all things mentioned for above milestones + an unforeseen event.

"COVID has absolutely helped it by providing an escape for a lot of people, and with messaging that really resonates with the Japanese people in these times: A time period many older audiences are nostalgic for again, a story to help those who have, or currently are, contemplating suicide (major issue, especially now), and that general "never give up" attitude (this isn't original by any means, but it's highly important right now)."

This is interesting, can you explain this more. Thank you.

And beside many the external factors required for each big milestone you mentioned above , what are the requirements for internal factor of the movie such as plot, chatacters, movie message,...


Point one: I'd say yes now that we'll soon have two films, not just one, above ¥30 billion.

For your last part of your post: Well, a generally strong reception by audiences and critics always helps, more so from a strong audience reception. There are many examples of critic favorites not doing well, or being frontloaded, so the audience scores are a lot more important. Films with emotional plots usually do well (a lot of bigger films have emotional, bittersweet type stories and characters). Films with strong family/sibling relationships typically perform well. And films with positive, do your best type of messaging do well. This doesn't mean the film itself needs to be purely positive, but if the characters or story centers around this message it can still be surrounding by more negative or sad elements.

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As for the bolded part: Suicide has been a big issue in Japan for many, many years, and with COVID now, it's becoming even more of a concern. Suicide deaths are higher than COVID deaths recently. One of the biggest contributors to the high suicide rate is high expectations. From very early ages, pressure is placed upon the Japanese to meet the expectations of their parents, their teachers, and their future bosses or executives. This isn't exclusive to Japan or anything, it's just that Japan is a society where this plays a much bigger role in people's lives.

Demon Slayer does a very good job at encouraging people of all generations to not give up, and throughout its story (that I've read so far), and especially in this arc that the film adapted, it takes a more central part of the story. Without spoiling anything, the main character questions whether his actions have been good enough to continue living (which many Japanese do), and suicide is referenced. And again, not posting spoilers, there's another part where the character recognizes that he's not good enough, but that doesn't mean you have to stop living and trying your best (again, this really resonates with the Japanese). Demon Slayer excels very well at delivering this life and death messaging, and with the added stress that COVID has put on people on top of their already stressful lifestyle, the manga and now movie is really helping a lot of people.

And finally, on a bit of a lighter note, this series takes place in the Taisho Period in Japan, which a lot of the older generation is nostalgic for as it was a more peaceful, simpler period that occurred between two difficult periods.

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Post Re: Japan Box-Office: Demon Slayer Obliterating Record Books
Corpse wrote:
rija wrote:
Corpse is there any possibility of it becoming the highest grossing film of 2020?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_in_f ... sing_films

That... would be sick lol


Not without a release in China. Some members here have said it's too violent/bloody, and their officials have denied it a release. I don't think it can be censored (not really sure how they'd even do this, honestly), so I wouldn't expect a release there for time being. Not saying it's impossible, I don't know the Chinese market very well, but the amount of censoring would just be too much, and effectively eliminate the most important moments in the film.

Here is the International thread, by the way:
http://worldofkj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=87522


Without China is possible if Korea go massive but its really tough as long as China don't give it release.


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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train - Daily Performance Tracker

10/16 - Fri.: ¥1,268,724,700 ($12.0 million) / 910,507
10/17 - Sat.: ¥1,701,723,350 ($16.2 million) / 1,270,234
10/18 - Sun.: ¥1,652,669,400 ($15.7 million) / 1,239,752
10/19 - Mon.: ¥735,000,000 ($7.0 million) / 545,000
10/20 - Tues.: ¥545,000,000 ($5.1 million) / 395,000
10/21 - Wed.: ¥635,000,000 ($6.0 million) / 505,000
10/22 - Thur.: ¥465,000,000 ($4.5 million) / 340,000
10/23 - Fri.: ¥700,000,000 ($6.7 million) / 510,000
10/24 - Sat.: ¥1,500,944,600 ($14.3 million) / 1,115,182
10/25 - Sun.: ¥1,540,504,150 ($14.7 million) / 1,157,654
10/26 - Mon.: ¥620,000,000 ($5.9 million) / 460,000
10/27 - Tues.: ¥410,000,000 ($3.9 million) / 300,000
10/28 - Wed.: ¥575,000,000 ($5.5 million) / 430,000
10/29 - Thur.: ¥390,000,000 ($3.7 million) / 285,000
10/30 - Fri.: ¥555,000,000 ($5.3 million) / 405,000
10/31 - Sat.: ¥1,212,312,550 ($11.6 million) / 887,893
11/01 - Sun.: ¥1,286,354,600 ($12.3 million) / 1,140,390 *Discount Day*
11/02 - Mon: ¥820,000,000 ($7.8 million) / 605,000 *Holiday Boosted*
11/03 - Tues.: ¥1,185,000,000 ($11.3 million) / 900,000 *Holiday*
11/04 - Wed.: ¥350,000,000 ($3.3 million) / 260,000
11/05 - Thur.: ¥230,000,000 ($2.2 million) / 170,000
11/06 - Fri.: ¥325,000,000 ($3.1 million) / 240,000
11/07 - Sat.: ¥863,827,750 ($8.3 million) / 628,614
11/08 - Sun.: ¥909,098,150 ($8.8 million) / 667,179
11/09 - Mon.: ¥315,000,000 ($3.0 million) / 230,000
11/10 - Tues.: ¥220,000,000 ($2.1 million) / 160,000
11/11 - Wed.: ¥295,000,000 ($2.8 million) / 230,000
11/12 - Thur.: ¥200,000,000 ($1.9 million) / 145,000
11/13 - Fri.: ¥310,000,000 ($3.0 million) / 225,000
11/14 - Sat.: ¥795,343,500 ($7.6 million) / 611,418
11/15 - Sun.: ¥726,313,550 ($6.9 million) / 535,986
11/16 - Mon.: ¥265,000,000 ($2.5 million) / 195,000
11/17 - Tues.: ¥165,000,000 ($1.6 million) / 120,000
11/18 - Wed.: ¥240,000,000 ($2.3 million) / 185,000
11/19 - Thur.: ¥165,000,000 ($1.6 million) / 120,000
11/20 - Fri.: ¥240,000,000 ($2.3 million) / 170,000
11/21 - Sat.: ¥439,606,550 ($4.2 million) / 314,726
11/22 - Sun.: ¥592,738,550 ($5.7 million) / 433,315
11/23 - Mon.: ¥460,110,250 ($4.4 million) / 357,741 *Holiday*
11/24 - Tues.: ¥120,000,000 ($1.1 million) / 90,000


40-Day Cumulative Total: ¥26,037,043,800 ($248.2 million) / 19,487,589

Note: Mon.-Fri. are estimates (excluding Holiday Mondays), therefore adding up each day won't equal the actual total.

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Post Re: Japan Box Office: Top 100 Grossing Films
Top 100 Highest-Grossing Films of All-Time

001. ¥30.80 billion ($253.0 million) / [¥31.66 billion ($261.0 million)] - Spirited Away (2001)*
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---- ¥27.54 billion ($262.3 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *45-Day Projection*
---- ¥27.04 billion ($257.8 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *44-Day Projection*
---- ¥26.50 billion ($252.6 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *43-Day Projection*
---- ¥26.33 billion ($251.0 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *42-Day Projection*
---- ¥26.21 billion ($249.9 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *41-Day Projection*
002. ¥26.20 billion ($212.0 million) / [¥27.05 billion ($218.0 million)] - Titanic (1997)
003. ¥26.04 billion ($248.2 million) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *40-Day Est.*
004. ¥25.50 billion ($249.6 million) - Frozen (2014)
005. ¥25.03 billion ($236.5 million) - Your Name. (2016)
006. ¥20.30 billion ($163.7 million) - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
007. ¥19.30 billion ($165.5 million) / [¥20.15 billion ($173.5 million] - Princess Mononoke (1997)*
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008. ¥19.60 billion ($190.0 million) - Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
009. ¥17.35 billion ($164.5 million) - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
010. ¥17.30 billion ($147.8 million) - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
011. ¥15.60 billion ($188.7 million) - Avatar (2009)
012. ¥15.50 billion ($156.0 million) - Ponyo (2008)
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013. ¥14.19 billion ($131.7 million) - Weathering With You (2019)
014. ¥13.70 billion ($126.7 million) - The Last Samurai (2003)
015. ¥13.50 billion ($125.1 million) - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
015. ¥13.50 billion ($66.9 million) - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
017. ¥13.40 billion ($100.0 million) - Armageddon (1998)
018. ¥13.35 billion ($122.3 million) - Frozen II (2019)
019. ¥13.11 billion ($117.3 million) - Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
020. ¥12.85 billion ($120.6 million) - Jurassic Park (1993)
021. ¥12.70 billion ($117.6 million) - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
022. ¥12.40 billion ($109.7 million) - Beauty and the Beast (2017)
023. ¥12.16 billion ($112.0 million) - Aladdin (2019)
024. ¥12.02 billion ($123.5 million) - The Wind Rises (2013)
025. ¥11.80 billion ($142.8 million) - Alice in Wonderland (2010)
026. ¥11.63 billion ($96.3 million) - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
027. ¥11.00 billion ($46.0 million) - Antarctica (1983)
027. ¥11.00 billion ($88.0 million) - The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
027. ¥11.00 billion ($102.4 million) - Finding Nemo (2003)
027. ¥11.00 billion ($90.5 million) - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
031. ¥10.90 billion ($102.4 million) - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
032. ¥10.80 billion ($130.7 million) - Toy Story 3 (2010)
033. ¥10.65 billion ($92.7 million) - Independence Day (1996)
034. ¥10.32 billion ($100.2 million) - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)
035. ¥10.10 billion ($85.0 million) - Bayside Shakedown (1998)
036. ¥10.09 billion ($94.3 million) - Toy Story 4 (2019)
037. ¥10.02 billion ($82.3 million) - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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038. ¥9.80 billion ($63.0 million) - The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
039. ¥9.70 billion ($94.1 million) - Mission: Impossible II (2000)
039. ¥9.70 billion ($78.0 million) - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
041. ¥9.67 billion ($125.3 million) - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)
042. ¥9.53 billion ($77.9 million) - Jurassic World (2015)
043. ¥9.50 billion ($66.0 million) - Back to the Future Part II (1989)
043. ¥9.50 billion ($85.6 million) - Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997)
045. ¥9.40 billion ($80.6 million) - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
046. ¥9.37 billion ($85.5 million) - Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (2019)
046. ¥9.37 billion ($76.8 million) - Monsters, Inc. (2002)
048. ¥9.35 billion ($78.2 million) - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
049. ¥9.30 billion ($83.6 million) - Code Blue (2018)
050. ¥9.25 billion ($111.9 million) - Arrietty (2010)
051. ¥9.20 billion ($59.0 million) - Heaven and Earth (1990)
052. ¥9.18 billion ($83.6 million) - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (2018)
052. ¥9.18 billion ($77.7 million) - Big Hero 6 (2014)
054. ¥9.17 billion ($83.4 million) - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
055. ¥9.07 billion ($69.2 million) - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
056. ¥9.05 billion ($79.5 million) - The Da Vinci Code (2006)
057. ¥9.00 billion ($30.0 million) - Jaws (1975)
058. ¥8.96 billion ($91.3 million) - Monsters University (2013)
059. ¥8.87 billion ($114.9 million) - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
060. ¥8.79 billion ($49.6 million) - Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
061. ¥8.76 billion ($85.1 million) - The Eternal Zero (2013)
062. ¥8.70 billion ($62.0 million) - The Matrix (1999)
063. ¥8.55 billion ($94.5 million) - Rookies (2009)
064. ¥8.50 billion ($76.5 million) - Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
065. ¥8.38 billion ($80.2 million) - Stand By Me, Doraemon (2014)
066. ¥8.25 billion ($79.1 million) - Shin Godzilla (2016)
067. ¥8.20 billion ($54.0 million) - Back to the Future Part III (1990)
067. ¥8.20 billion ($67.9 million) - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
067. ¥8.20 billion ($61.2 million) - The Silk Road (1988)
070. ¥8.15 billion ($74.6 million) - Hero (2007)
071. ¥8.10 billion ($56.7 million) - Deep Impact (1998)
072. ¥8.07 billion ($72.3 million) - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
073. ¥8.04 billion ($97.2 million) - Umizaru: The Last Message (2010)
074. ¥8.00 billion ($84.3 million) - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
075. ¥7.90 billion ($66.0 million) - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2003)
076. ¥7.80 billion ($66.2 million) - Yo-Kai Watch: It's the Secret of Birth, Nyan! (2014)
077. ¥7.75 billion ($72.0 million) - Boys Over Flowers: Final (2008)
078. ¥7.69 billion ($63.8 million) / ¥7.79 billion ($64.8 million) - Tales from Earthsea (2006)*
079. ¥7.68 billion ($73.8 million) - The Sixth Sense (1999)
080. ¥7.63 billion ($70.6 million) - Zootopia (2016)
081. ¥7.54 billion ($67.8 million) - Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
082. ¥7.51 billion ($66.3 million) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
083. ¥7.50 billion ($59.2 million) - Spider-Man (2002)
084. ¥7.40 billion ($49.4 million) - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
085. ¥7.34 billion ($64.8 million) - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
086. ¥7.33 billion ($93.6 million) - Umizaru: Brave Hearts (2012)
087. ¥7.31 billion ($88.4 million) - Bayside Shakedown: Set the Guys Loose! (2010)
087. ¥7.31 billion ($66.1 million) - Despicable Me 3 (2017)
089. ¥7.27 billion ($66.5 million) - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
090. ¥7.20 billion ($81.7 million) - Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
091. ¥7.12 billion ($66.9 million) - Spider-Man 3 (2007)
092. ¥7.10 billion ($61.7 million) - Umizaru: Limit of Love (2006)
093. ¥7.03 billion ($71.7 million) - Speed (1994)
094. ¥7.00 billion ($29.9 million) - Ghostbusters (1984)
094. ¥7.00 billion ($53.2 million) - Ocean's Eleven (2002)
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096. ¥6.89 billion ($61.6 million) - Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (2017)
097. ¥6.88 billion ($56.8 million) - Pearl Harbor (2001)
098. ¥6.87 billion ($77.1 million) - One Piece Film Z (2012)
099. ¥6.86 billion ($56.4 million) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2006)
100. ¥6.86 billion ($88.9 million) - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)


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101. ¥6.83 billion ($65.8 million) - Finding Dory (2016)
102. ¥6.80 billion ($60.3 million) - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
103. ¥6.71 billion ($60.2 million) - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
104. ¥6.70 billion ($61.1 million) - Spider-Man 2 (2004)
104. ¥6.70 billion ($42.0 million) - Top Gun (1986)
104. ¥6.70 billion ($61.8 million) - The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
107. ¥6.67 billion ($62.9 million) - The Lion King (2019)
108. ¥6.57 billion ($58.6 million) - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
109. ¥6.53 billion ($63.5 million) - Maleficent (2014)
110. ¥6.50 billion ($53.9 million) - Mission: Impossible (1996)
110. ¥6.50 billion ($62.5 million) - The Green Mile (2000)
112. ¥6.48 billion ($61.0 million) - Departures (2008)
113. ¥6.46 billion ($54.4 million) - The Cat Returns (2002)
114. ¥6.45 billion ($69.8 million) - Forrest Gump (1995)
115. ¥6.36 billion ($64.8 million) - Pokemon: Revelation Lugia (1999)
116. ¥6.33 billion ($58.0 million) - Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016)
117. ¥6.22 billion ($21.3 million) - The Towering Inferno (1975)
118. ¥6.17 billion ($41.4 million) - Phantom of the Opera (1990)
119. ¥6.13 billion ($55.4 million) - Avengers: Endgame (2019)
119. ¥6.13 billion ($30.6 million) - Star Wars (1978)
121. ¥6.10 billion ($48.4 million) - The Bodyguard (1992)
122. ¥6.09 billion ($26.0 million) - Back to the Future (1985)
123. ¥6.08 billion ($49.6 million) - The Ecstasy Hotel (2006)
124. ¥6.00 billion ($53.7 million) - War of the Worlds (2005)
125. ¥5.98 billion ($76.3 million) - Thermae Romae (2012)


Note: Most films released before 1998 have estimated USD ($) totals.

*=re-release earnings included.

NOTE: All films that received a re-release with reported figures in the Summer due to COVID-19 will now be marked with an asterisk (*) with their total with the re-release numbers included in [brackets]. Below you'll find how much each film earned in its re-release this year:

Re-release Earnings (inclusion to totals not confirmed yet):
¥855 million ($8.0 million) - Spirited Away
¥853 million ($8.0 million) - Princess Mononoke
¥108 million ($1.0 million) - Tales From Earthsea
Weathering With You has been removed from this list as it was technically still playing in a couple locations before getting a small expansion when theaters reopened.

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Most Attended Films of All-Time (5 Million+)

001. 23.50 million / [24.28 million] - Spirited Away (2001)*
---- 20.60 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *45-Day Projection*
---- 20.23 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *44-Day Projection*
002. 20.03 million - Frozen (2014)
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---- 19.83 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *43-Day Projection*
---- 19.71 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *42-Day Projection*
---- 19.62 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *41-Day Projection*
003. 19.50 million - Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
004. 19.49 million - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *40-Day Est.*
005. 19.30 million - Your Name. (2016)
006. 16.83 million / [17.43 million] - Titanic (1997)*
007. 16.20 million - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
008. 15.50 million - Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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009. 14.20 million / [14.97 million] - Princess Mononoke (1997)*
010. 14.00 million - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
011. 13.00 million - Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1958)
012. 12.87 million - Ponyo (2008)
013. 12.60 million - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
014. 12.55 million - Godzilla vs. King Kong (1962)
015. 12.10 million - The Last Samurai (2003)
016. 11.00 million - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
017. 10.69 million - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
018. 10.61 million - Weathering With You (2019)
019. 10.45 million - Frozen II (2019)
020. 10.31 million - Avatar (2009)
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021. 9.72 million - The Wind Rises (2013)
022. 9.61 million - Godzilla (1954)
023. 9.50 million - Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
024. 9.00 million - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
025. 8.94 million - Beauty and the Beast (2017)
026. 8.90 million - Armageddon (1998)
027. 8.80 million - The Sinking of Japan (1973)
028. 8.60 million - Finding Nemo (2003)
029. 8.55 million - Jurassic Park (1993)
029. 8.55 million - Aladdin (2019)
031. 8.40 million - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
032. 8.34 million - The Return of Godzilla (1955)
033. 8.30 million - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
034. 8.00 million - Antarctica (1983)
034. 8.00 million - The Da Vinci Code (2006)
036. 7.82 million - Toy Story 4 (2019)
037. 7.80 million - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
038. 7.75 million - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
039. 7.71 million - The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
040. 7.65 million - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2004)
041. 7.60 million - Monsters, Inc. (2002)
042. 7.59 million - Alice in Wonderland (2010)
043. 7.58 million - Arrietty (2010)
044. 7.50 million - The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
045. 7.38 million - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
046. 7.36 million - Toy Story 3 (2010)
047. 7.33 million - The Sands of Kurobe (1968)
048. 7.26 million - Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (2019)
049. 7.22 million - Big Hero 6 (2014)
050. 7.20 million - Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
051. 7.18 million - Code Blue (2018)
052. 7.16 million - The Eternal Zero (2013)
053. 7.10 million - Bayside Shakedown (1998)
054. 7.09 million - Monsters University (2013)
055. 7.02 million - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
056. 7.00 million - Seven Samurai (1954)
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057. 6.97 million - Yo-Kai Watch: It's the Secret of Birth, Nyan! (2014)
058. 6.95 million - Rookies (2009)
059. 6.90 million - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)
060. 6.88 million - Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (2018)
061. 6.80 million - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
062. 6.70 million - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
063. 6.67 million - A Slope in the Sun (1958)
064. 6.66 million - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (200
065. 6.60 million - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
066. 6.54 million - Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (1998)
066. 6.50 million - The Silk Road (1988)9)
068. 6.46 million - Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
069. 6.40 million - Crimson Wings (1958)
070. 6.35 million - Boys Over Flowers: Final (2008)
071. 6.31 million - Stand By Me, Doraemon (2014)
072. 6.29 million - Hero (2007)
073. 6.26 million - Jurassic World (2015)
074. 6.25 million - Looking at Love and Death (1964)
075. 6.23 million - Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
076. 6.22 million - Despicable Me 3 (2017)
077. 6.10 million / [6.18 million] - Tales from Earthsea (2006)*
078. 6.00 million - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
079. 5.94 million - Man Who Causes A Storm (1957)
080. 5.93 million - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2003)
081. 5.91 million - Zootopia (2016)
082. 5.90 million - The Sixth Sense (1999)
083. 5.86 million - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
084. 5.75 million - Umizaru: Brave Hearts (2012)
085. 5.70 million - Bayside Shakedown: Set the Guys Loose! (2010)
086. 5.69 million - Shin Godzilla (2016)
087. 5.67 million - One Piece Film Z (2012)
088. 5.60 million - Umizaru: The Last Message (2010)
088. 5.60 million - Pokemon: Revelation Lugia (1999)
088. 5.60 million - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2006)
088. 5.60 million - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)
088. 5.60 million - Finding Dory (2016)
093. 5.55 million - Deep Impact (1998)
094. 5.53 million - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
095. 5.50 million - Departures (2008)
095. 5.50 million - The Cat Returns (2002)
095. 5.50 million - Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
098. 5.41 million - Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
099. 5.40 million - Ghostbusters (1984)
100. 5.35 million - Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (2017)
101. 5.30 million - The Matrix (1999)
101. 5.30 million - Umizaru: The Limit of Love (2006)
103. 5.24 million - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
104. 5.20 million - Speed (1994)
105. 5.17 million - Spider-Man 3 (2007)
106. 5.14 million - Spider-Man (2002)
107. 5.13 million - Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
108. 5.10 million - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
109. 5.08 million - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
110. 5.01 million - Yo-Kai Watch: Great King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan! (2015)
111. 5.00 million - Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (2016)


*=re-release admissions included in [brackets].

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Corpse wrote:
Alo12345 wrote:
So the requirement for 30B yen milestone is all things mentioned for above milestones + an unforeseen event.

"COVID has absolutely helped it by providing an escape for a lot of people, and with messaging that really resonates with the Japanese people in these times: A time period many older audiences are nostalgic for again, a story to help those who have, or currently are, contemplating suicide (major issue, especially now), and that general "never give up" attitude (this isn't original by any means, but it's highly important right now)."

This is interesting, can you explain this more. Thank you.

And beside many the external factors required for each big milestone you mentioned above , what are the requirements for internal factor of the movie such as plot, chatacters, movie message,...


Point one: I'd say yes now that we'll soon have two films, not just one, above ¥30 billion.

For your last part of your post: Well, a generally strong reception by audiences and critics always helps, more so from a strong audience reception. There are many examples of critic favorites not doing well, or being frontloaded, so the audience scores are a lot more important. Films with emotional plots usually do well (a lot of bigger films have emotional, bittersweet type stories and characters). Films with strong family/sibling relationships typically perform well. And films with positive, do your best type of messaging do well. This doesn't mean the film itself needs to be purely positive, but if the characters or story centers around this message it can still be surrounding by more negative or sad elements.

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As for the bolded part: Suicide has been a big issue in Japan for many, many years, and with COVID now, it's becoming even more of a concern. Suicide deaths are higher than COVID deaths recently. One of the biggest contributors to the high suicide rate is high expectations. From very early ages, pressure is placed upon the Japanese to meet the expectations of their parents, their teachers, and their future bosses or executives. This isn't exclusive to Japan or anything, it's just that Japan is a society where this plays a much bigger role in people's lives.

Demon Slayer does a very good job at encouraging people of all generations to not give up, and throughout its story (that I've read so far), and especially in this arc that the film adapted, it takes a more central part of the story. Without spoiling anything, the main character questions whether his actions have been good enough to continue living (which many Japanese do), and suicide is referenced. And again, not posting spoilers, there's another part where the character recognizes that he's not good enough, but that doesn't mean you have to stop living and trying your best (again, this really resonates with the Japanese). Demon Slayer excels very well at delivering this life and death messaging, and with the added stress that COVID has put on people on top of their already stressful lifestyle, the manga and now movie is really helping a lot of people.

And finally, on a bit of a lighter note, this series takes place in the Taisho Period in Japan, which a lot of the older generation is nostalgic for as it was a more peaceful, simpler period that occurred between two difficult periods.


Thank you very much for your reply.
So, in other words, if there are some strong connections between the characters in the movie and people in real life in some certain situations, there will be high chance it can become a hit.


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Your predictions are on par with mine, I was thinking exactly the same numbers, @Corpse do you think that the first week of December will decline less thanks to the release of the last volume of the manga ? The next week I expect a drop of around 25%-30% but maybe the drop will be a little less high thanks to this


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Hi corpse. Can we have an updated version of this? Thank you. :thumbsup: :D

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Here you go, Cynosure.

All-Time Most Attended Films/Population Comparison (10 Million Admissions+):

(% of Pop.), Film's Admissions/Japan's Population - Film (Year)
(19.72%), 19.50 million/x98.88 million - Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
(18.48%), 23.50 million/127.15 million - Spirited Away (2001)
(15.74%), 20.03 million/127.28 million - Frozen (2014)
(15.20%), 19.30 million/126.99 million - Your Name. (2016)
(14.30%), 13.00 million/x90.92 million - Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1957)
(13.35%), 16.83 million/126.06 million - Titanic (1997)
(13.10%), 12.55 million/x95.83 million - Godzilla vs. King Kong (1962)
(12.74%), 16.20 million/127.15 million - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
(12.45%), 15.73 million/126.33 million* - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *26-Day Est.*
(12.13%), 15.50 million/127.76 million - Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
(11.26%), 14.20 million/126.06 million - Princess Mononoke (1997)
(10.99%), 14.00 million/127.44 million - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
(10.05%), 12.87 million/128.06 million - Ponyo (2008)
(9.865%), 12.60 million/127.72 million - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
(9.474%), 12.10 million/127.72 million - The Last Samurai (2003)
(9.025%), 10.69 million/118.45 million - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
(8.601%), 11.00 million/127.76 million - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
(8.389%), 10.61 million/126.47 million - Weathering With You (2019)
(8.254%), 10.44 million/126.47 million - Frozen II (2019)
(7.887%), 10.10 million/128.05 million - Avatar (2009)


*Estimated current population.

It'll likely add a full 1% between now and Sunday to jump above Titanic.

It would need to reach 24.924 million admissions (maybe a tad less as the population may drop a tad more) to beat Tokyo Olympiad on this list. I'm not predicting it will right now, but it seems doable. A challenge, definitely; it would need to gross ~¥33.15 billion with its current average ticket price, which is possible right now.


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Alo12345: You can say that, yes.

LPLC: I'm not expecting anything particularly impressive in the way of holds during the first week of December. The final volume release will certainly help, but I imagine it'll be a pretty small effect that occurs over the course of its run, not on a specific day or week/weekend. December 5th, the first day after the volumes' release, will still likely see a decent sized drop since it'll be coming off the first day of the second round of the giveaway events.

Remember the see-saw I've said the film is on? It still likely applies. I don't expect any actual consistency because of how the giveaways being every other weekend. It dropped just 14% over the first giveaway weekend. Then it dropped 32% this past weekend. And this upcoming weekend will either hold very well, too, like the first giveaway weekend, or now that the numbers have dropped a bit out of the stratosphere (even though they're still record-setting), and that there are fewer printed this time around (1 million versus 1.5 million), I think the rush factor will be greater to possibly make the weekend flat/see a slight increase. That means the Dec. 05-06 weekend will likely be around 30% again.

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czarhans wrote:
Hi corpse. Can we have an updated version of this? Thank you. :thumbsup: :D


All-Time Most Attended Films/Population Comparison (10 Million Admissions+):

% of Pop, (Film's Admissions/Japan's Population) - Film (Year)
19.72% (19.50 million/x98.88 million) - Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
18.48% (23.50 million/127.13 million) - Spirited Away (2001)
15.76% (20.03 million/127.08 million) - Frozen (2014)
15.47% (19.49 million/125.99 million*) - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) *40-Day Est.*
15.24% (19.30 million/126.59 million) - Your Name. (2016)
14.30% (13.00 million/x90.73 million) - Emperor Meiji and the Great Russo-Japanese War (1957)
13.35% (16.83 million/126.06 million) - Titanic (1997)
13.10% (12.55 million/x95.83 million) - Godzilla vs. King Kong (1962)
12.74% (16.20 million/127.13 million) - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
12.14% (15.50 million/127.68 million) - Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
11.26% (14.20 million/126.06 million) - Princess Mononoke (1997)
10.99% (14.00 million/127.39 million) - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
10.08% (12.87 million/127.68 million) - Ponyo (2008)
9.869% (12.60 million/127.67 million) - Bayside Shakedown: Save the Rainbow Bridge! (2003)
9.477% (12.10 million/127.67 million) - The Last Samurai (2003)
9.022% (10.69 million/118.48 million) - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
8.615% (11.00 million/127.68 million) - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
8.364% (10.61 million/126.26 million) - Weathering With You (2019)
8.237% (10.45 million/126.26 million) - Frozen II (2019)
8.051% (10.31 million/127.55 million) - Avatar (2009)


Note: Populations are yearly averages from the UN.
*Estimated population as of June 2020. 2020 population will likely fall below 125.7 million (lowest since 1995).


There you go. :thumbsup:

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Weekend Actuals (11/21-22):
01 (01) ¥1,032,345,100 ($9.9 million), -32%, ¥25,456,933,550 ($242.7 million), Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Toho/Aniplex) WK6
02 (---) ¥386,000,000 ($3.7 million), 0, ¥451,000,000 ($4.3 million), Stand By Me, Doraemon 2 (Toho) NEW
03 (02) ¥x75,516,040 ($722,000), -44%, ¥408,783,820 ($3.9 million), Legacy of Dr. Death: The Black File (Warner Bros.) WK2
04 (03) ¥x50,340,450 ($481,000), -29%, ¥974,986,050 ($9.4 million), The Voice of Sin (Toho) WK4
05 (07) ¥x47,651,300 ($456,000), +20%, ¥210,158,428 ($2.0 million), The Legend of Hei (Aniplex/Team Joy) WK3
06 (04) ¥x33,600,320 ($321,000), -35%, ¥154,580,740 ($1.5 million), Looking for Magical DoReMi (Toei) WK2
07 (06) ¥x25,539,740 ($244,000), -36%, ¥779,208,780 ($7.4 million), Your Eyes Tell (Gaga) WK5
08 (05) ¥x25,264,700 ($242,000), -46%, ¥1,912,896,400 ($18.4 million), Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Shochiku) WK10
09 (08) ¥x23,746,710 ($227,000), -39%, ¥326,165,200 ($3.0 million), Pretty Cure Miracle Leap! A Mysterious Day With Everyone (Toei) WK4
10 (12) ¥x16,966,100 ($162,000), N/A, ¥142,459,300 ($1.4 million), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) [3D/4DX re-release] (Warner Bros.) WK3


>Demon Slayer: Mugen Train repeats atop the box-office for a sixth consecutive weekend, and claimed the Biggest Sixth-Weekend Record. As with each week, check the past several pages for further analysis and discussion regarding the film.

>Stand By Me, Doraemon 2... disappointed. It beat this past August's release at the usual locations, but ultimately failed to match its opening weekend from poor rural business, and low IMAX attendance that kept its average ticket price lower than expected. It sold 305,000 admissions over the weekend frame across 416 screens, and 542,037 admissions over its first four-days in release. Its four day total ultimately fell below the original film's 2-day opening weekend.

There's a lot that went wrong here, so I'll keep it short and just list the reasons: 1. Takashi Yamazki's bad reputation in recent years; 2. COVID has mostly only negatively impacted family films, and this is a family film, so...; 3. Wedding Plot was unappealing for children, its primary audience; 4. Demon Slayer's monopoly on the box office was too large to attract any casual moviegoers.

A total projection is tricky to figure out, but for the time being, it'll be hoping to reach the ¥3 billion (~$30 million) milestone.

>The Legend of Hei is doing amazing. I don't know what the highest grossing Chinese animated film is in the market, but I would bet this one is on track to taking that title since I can't even think of any others.

>Violet Evergarden: The Movie continues to hang in there, and Shochiku will keep it playing long enough now to reach the ¥2 billion (~$20 million) milestone. Very impressive result.

And unfortunately, with Doraemon's under-performance and the lack of any Hollywood films (they should be releasing in the market), this weekend is the first in six weeks to be down versus last year by 32%. Still good, but Doraemon should have provided bigger support to Demon Slayer.

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Top Opening Weekends: 2020
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Screen Count] - Film (Distributor)

¥3.354 billion ($31.9 million) / 2,509,986 [~1400+] - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Toho/Aniplex)
¥1.037 billion ($9.5 million) / 671,000 [962] - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)

¥1 billion ↨
¥630.6 million ($6.0 million) / 486,000 [359] - From Today, It's My Turn! (Toho)
¥500 million ↨
¥474.9 million ($4.5 million) / 274,017 [156] - Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III - Spring Song (Aniplex)
¥413.2 million ($3.9 million) / 334,000 [377] - Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur (Toho)
¥405.2 million ($3.9 million) / 289,000 [344] - The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (Toho)
¥386.0 million ($3.7 million) / 305,000 [416] - Stand By Me, Doraemon 2 (Toho)
¥362.4 million ($3.3 million) / 248,000 [333] - Kaiji: Final Game (Toho)
¥358.0 million ($3.4 million) / 263,000 [335] - Stigmatized Properties (Shochiku)
¥326.8 million ($3.1 million) / 199,559 [488] - Tenet (Warner Bros.)

¥300 million ↨
¥283.0 million ($2.6 million) / 224,000 [313] - My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho)
¥262.1 million ($2.4 million) / 190,910 [778] - Cats (Toho-Towa)
¥261.8 million ($2.5 million) / 212,000 [364] - Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and the Almost Four Heroes (Toho)
¥252.3 million ($2.4 million) / 174,636 [153] - Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Shochiku)
¥248.6 million ($2.3 million) / 195,939 [328] - Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei)
¥244.8 million ($2.2 million) / 177,000 [389] - Lupin III: The First (Toho)
¥234.0 million ($2.2 million) / 171,000 [350] - Tapestry (Toho)
¥229.4 million ($2.1 million) / 169,000 [304] - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Toho)
¥202.5 million ($1.9 million) / 165,000 [346] - AI Amok (Warner Bros.)

¥200 million ↨
¥197.0 million ($1.8 million) / 143,000 [323] - Stolen Identity 2 (Toho)
¥193.5 million ($1.8 million) / 132,000 [500] - Ford v. Ferrari (Fox)
¥187.4 million ($1.7 million) / 130,000 [655] - Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
¥181.6 million ($1.7 million) / 145,000 [344] - The Voice of Sin (Toho)
¥181.2 million ($1.7 million) / 124,000 [353] - 1917 (Toho-Towa)
¥172.0 million ($1.6 million) / 126,000 [343] - The Asadas! (Toho)
¥164.6 million ($1.5 million) / 125,000 [311] - Murder at Shijinso (Toho)
¥162.7 million ($1.5 million) / 118,863 [523] - Onward (Disney)
¥155.2 million ($1.4 million) / 116,000 [211] - Howling Village (Toei)
¥144.7 million ($1.3 million) / 121,000 [255] - Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku)
¥142.7 million ($1.4 million) / 106,000 [357] - Fukushima 50 (Shochiku)
¥140.1 million ($1.3 million) / 101,000 [131] - Parasite (Bitter's End)
¥138.9 million ($1.3 million) / 111,053 [x79] - Twiceborn (Nikkatsu)
¥138.4 million ($1.3 million) / 105,000 [339] - Yowamushi Pedal (Shochiku)
¥136.2 million ($1.2 million) / 101,000 [261] - Last Letter (Toho)
¥135.8 million ($1.3 million) / 102,000 [347] - The Legacy of Dr. Death: The Black File (Warner Bros.)
¥132.4 million ($1.2 million) / 117,747 [347] - Yo-Kai Watch: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho)
¥130.2 million ($1.3 million) / x98,000 [346] - Your Eyes Tell (Gaga)
¥125.0 million ($1.2 million) / 100,000 [353] - Welcome Back, Tora-San! (Shochiku)
¥123.0 million ($1.1 million) / x81,000 [736] - Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)
¥122.6 million ($1.2 million) / x98,000 [303] - Love Me, Love Me Not (Toho)
¥115.7 million ($1.0 million) / x84,000 [158] - Shirobako (Kadokawa)
¥113.2 million ($1.1 million) / x81,486 [707] - Dolittle (Toho-Towa)
¥109.0 million ($1.0 million) / x59,000 [265] - Break the Silence: The Movie (Avex Pictures)
¥107.9 million ($1.0 million) / x97,372 [239] - Pretty Cure Miracle Leap! A Mysterious Day With Everyone (Toei)
¥104.8 million ($1.0 million) / x77,000 [326] - Mask Ward (Warner Bros.)
¥104.1 million ($0.9 million) / x82,000 [327] - The Memory Eraser (Shochiku)
¥100.1 million ($0.9 million) / x75,000 [216] - The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Phantom Film)
¥100.0 million ($0.9 million) / x85,000 [244] - Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger (Toei)

¥100 million ↑

Legend:
¥1 billion+ (Exemplary) / ¥500 million+ (Great) / ¥300 million+ (Good) / ¥200 million+ (Acceptable) / ¥100 million+ (Mediocre)

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Top Grossing Films: 2020
Gross ¥ ($) / Admissions [Days In Release] - Film (Distributor)

¥25.92 billion ($247.1 million) / 19.40 million [39] - Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (Toho/Aniplex)
¥10 billion ↨
¥7.27 billion ($66.5 million) / 4.85 million [F] - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
¥5.34 billion ($50.2 million) / 4.21 million [E] - From Today, It's My Turn! (Toho)

¥5 billion ↨
¥4.72 billion ($43.4 million) / 3.40 million [F] - Parasite (Bitter's End)
¥3.81 billion ($35.3 million) / 2.81 million [F] - The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (Toho)
¥3.27 billion ($30.8 million) / 2.71 million [E] - Doraemon: Nobita's New Dinosaur (Toho)

¥3 billion ↨
¥2.64 billion ($25.1 million) / 1.68 million [E] - Tenet (Warner Bros.)
¥2.30 billion ($21.8 million) / 1.73 million [F] - Stigmatized Properties (Shochiku)
¥2.27 billion ($21.4 million) / 1.72 million [F] - Tapestry (Toho)
¥2.06 billion ($18.8 million) / 1.48 million [F] - Kaiji: Final Game (Toho)

¥2 billion ↨
¥1.92 billion ($18.1 million) / 1.18 million [E] - Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III - Spring Song (Aniplex)
¥1.91 billion ($18.4 million) / 1.33 million [66] - Violet Evergarden: The Movie (Shochiku)
¥1.79 billion ($16.3 million) / 1.35 million [F] - My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho)
¥1.50 billion ($13.8 million) / 1.23 million [F] - Welcome Back, Tora-san! (Shochiku)
¥1.41 billion ($12.9 million) / 1.13 million [F] - The Howling Village (Toei)
¥1.35 billion ($12.3 million) / 1.03 million [F] - Cats (Toho-Towa)
¥1.34 billion ($12.3 million) / 1.03 million [F] - Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku (Toho)
¥1.19 billion ($11.0 million) / 0.92 million [F] - Stolen Identity 2 (Toho)
¥1.18 billion ($10.8 million) / 0.95 million [F] - Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku)
¥1.17 billion ($11.1 million) / 0.89 million [53] - The Asadas! (Toho)
¥1.16 billion ($10.6 million) / 0.88 million [F] - Lupin III: The First (Toho)
¥1.15 billion ($10.9 million) / 0.94 million [E] - Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and the Almost Four Heroes (Toho)
¥1.09 billion ($10.0 million) / 0.83 million [F] - Murder at Shijinso (Toho)

¥1 billion ↨
¥998.6 million ($9.7 million) / 0.76 million [25] - The Voice of Sin (Toho)
¥950.0 million ($8.7 million) / 0.76 million [E] - AI Amok (Warner Bros.)
¥900.0 million ($8.3 million) / 0.74 million [E] - Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei)
¥900.0 million ($8.3 million) / 0.62 million [E] - Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
¥890.0 million ($8.2 million) / 0.63 million [E] - Ford v. Ferrari (Fox)
¥855.0 million ($8.0 million) / 0.78 million [E] - Spirited Away (2001) [re-release] (Toho)
¥852.9 million ($8.0 million) / 0.77 million [E] - Princess Mononoke (1997) [re-release] (Toho)
¥797.9 million ($7.4 million) / 0.63 million [E] - Love Me, Love Me Not (Toho)
¥796.4 million ($7.2 million) / 0.61 million [E] - Fukushima 50 (Shochiku)
¥791.3 million ($7.5 million) / 0.61 million [32] - Your Eyes Tell (Gaga)
¥790.0 million ($7.4 million) / 0.59 million [E] - Onward (Disney)
¥770.0 million ($7.2 million) / 0.56 million [E] - 1917 (Toho-Towa)
¥750.0 million ($6.8 million) / 0.65 million [E] - Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho)
¥709.0 million ($6.6 million) / 0.64 million [E] - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind [1984 re-release] (Toho)
¥700.0 million ($6.5 million) / 0.55 million [E] - Mask Ward (Warner Bros.)
¥689.5 million ($6.4 million) / 0.51 million [E] - Midsommar (Phantom Film)
¥671.1 million ($6.4 million) / 0.54 million [04] - Stand By Me, Doraemon 2 (Toho)
¥660.0 million ($6.0 million) / 0.50 million [E] - Last Letter (Toho)
¥658.9 million ($6.0 million) / 0.52 million [E] - Twiceborn (Nikkatsu)
¥634.0 million ($5.9 million) / 0.49 million [E] - Yowamushi Pedal (Shochiku)
¥622.0 million ($5.8 million) / 0.48 million [E] - The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese (Phantom Film)
¥600.0 million ($5.6 million) / 0.45 million [E] - Made in the Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Kadokawa)
¥593.4 million ($5.6 million) / 0.34 million [E] - Break the Silence: The Movie (Avex Pictures)
¥558.3 million ($5.3 million) / 0.45 million [E] - Midnight Swan (Kino Films)
¥540.5 million ($5.2 million) / 0.42 million [E] - Dolittle (Toho-Towa)
¥539.9 million ($5.2 million) / 0.41 million [E] - The Real Exorcist (Nikkatsu)
¥500.0 million ($4.7 million) / 0.35 million [E] - Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)
¥500 million ↑ (COVID-19 Expansion)

NOTE: Any figures for a film that earned below ¥1 billion that is no longer playing are rough estimates. It's rare for final figures for films earning below that mark to be reported, but I'm going to include them this year given the circumstances. Just remember: They're rough estimates.

Legend:
¥10 billion+ (Uber-Blockbuster) / ¥5 billion+ (Blockbuster) / ¥3 billion+ (Hit) / ¥2 billion+ (Respectable) / ¥1 billion+ (Commercial Success)

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@Corpse I know Demon Slayer will outperform Spirited Away 100% but I wanted to know how many dollars it takes to get past ¥31.66Bn ? $300M-$305M?

And I also wanted to know how the holidays are going to be for Demon Slayer because I am not sure how movies generally work during the Christmas holidays, but I guess it could look like this :

- 1st week of vacation a 15% / 20% increase over the week before
- and in the 2nd week an increase of 10% compared to the first week of vacation ?
- And finally 3rd week, a small decrease of 15% ?


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You can't accurately convert from USD back to JPY. The exchange rate is always changing, and while it's been pretty consistent for quite a while, just slight fluctuations go a long way in altering the numbers. However, using today's exchange rate with how much more in JPY it needs, then you get $302 million.

Different films perform differently during holiday periods. It's all about the demographics.

Christmas Week pretty much only boosts family films or those appealing towards teens as schools begin to let out a week ahead of New Year to help with travel. Christmas isn't a holiday in Japan, so films targeting any other demographics still behave mostly normal up until New Year.

Here is Christmas Week 2019 to give you an idea of how it acts and how different films perform (you can see how differently it effects a film depending on its audience):

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Christmas Week 2019 - Daily Estimates (12/23-27):

Monday (12/23)
¥225,000,000 ($2.1 million), 0, ¥1,795,000,000 ($16.5 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 04
¥x90,000,000 ($820,000), +13%, ¥8,360,000,000 ($76.5 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 32
¥x50,000,000 ($455,000), 0, ¥470,000,000 ($4.3 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 04
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), 0, ¥275,000,000 ($2.5 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 03
¥x18,000,000 ($165,000), -38%, ¥485,000,000 ($4.5 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 11
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -09%, ¥630,000,000 ($5.8 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 18
¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), -56%, ¥475,000,000 ($4.3 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 11
¥x10,000,000 ($x90,000), -33%, ¥747,000,000 ($6.9 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 18
¥x08,000,000 ($x75,000), 0, ¥x65,000,000 ($0.6 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 04
¥x07,000,000 ($x65,000), +46%, ¥231,000,000 ($2.2 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 11


Tuesday (12/24): Christmas Eve
¥165,000,000 ($1.5 million), 0, ¥1,960,000,000 ($18.0 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 05
¥105,000,000 ($960,000), +74%, ¥8,465,000,000 ($77.5 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 33
¥x40,000,000 ($365,000), 0, ¥510,000,000 ($4.7 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 05
¥x22,000,000 ($200,000), +43%, ¥652,000,000 ($6.0 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 19
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), 0, ¥295,000,000 ($2.7 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 04
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), -19%, ¥507,000,000 ($4.6 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 12
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -49%, ¥492,000,000 ($4.5 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 12
¥x11,000,000 ($100,000), -03%, ¥758,000,000 ($7.0 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 19
¥x10,000,000 ($x90,000), +228%, ¥241,000,000 ($2.3 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 12
¥x08,000,000 ($x75,000), 0, ¥x73,000,000 ($0.7 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 05


Wednesday (12/25): Christmas Day
¥195,000,000 ($1.8 million), +106%, ¥8,660,000,000 ($79.3 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 34
¥175,000,000 ($1.6 million), 0, ¥2,135,000,000 ($19.6 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 06
¥x55,000,000 ($500,000), 0, ¥565,000,000 ($5.2 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 06
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +67%, ¥687,000,000 ($6.3 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 20
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -08%, ¥537,000,000 ($4.9 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 13
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), 0, ¥320,000,000 ($2.9 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 05
¥x21,000,000 ($190,000), +436%, ¥262,000,000 ($2.5 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 13
¥x21,000,000 ($190,000), -32%, ¥513,000,000 ($4.7 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 13
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), +43%, ¥778,000,000 ($7.2 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 20
¥x13,000,000 ($120,000), 0, ¥x86,000,000 ($0.8 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 06


Thursday (12/26)
¥180,000,000 ($1.6 million), 0, ¥2,315,000,000 ($21.2 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 07
¥170,000,000 ($1.6 million), +169%, ¥8,830,000,000 ($80.9 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 35
¥x50,000,000 ($455,000), 0, ¥615,000,000 ($5.6 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 07
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +721%, ¥292,000,000 ($2.8 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 14
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +57%, ¥712,000,000 ($6.5 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 21
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), 0, ¥345,000,000 ($3.1 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 06
¥x22,000,000 ($200,000), +01%, ¥559,000,000 ($5.1 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 14
¥x20,000,000 ($180,000), +69%, ¥798,000,000 ($7.4 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 21
¥x19,000,000 ($175,000), -34%, ¥532,000,000 ($4.9 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 14
¥x12,000,000 ($110,000), 0, ¥x98,000,000 ($0.9 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 07


Friday (12/27)
¥220,000,000 ($2.0 million), -58%, ¥2,535,000,000 ($23.2 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 08
¥180,000,000 ($1.6 million), +162%, ¥9,010,000,000 ($82.5 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 36
¥x65,000,000 ($595,000), 0, ¥x65,000,000 ($0.6 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san! (Shochiku) NEW
¥x55,000,000 ($500,000), -63%, ¥670,000,000 ($6.1 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 08
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), 0, ¥x30,000,000 ($0.3 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Division) NEW
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +83%, ¥742,000,000 ($6.8 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 22
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +678%, ¥317,000,000 ($3.0 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 15
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), 0, ¥370,000,000 ($3.4 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 07
¥x21,000,000 ($190,000), -01%, ¥580,000,000 ($5.3 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 15
¥x18,000,000 ($165,000), +70%, ¥816,000,000 ($7.5 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 22


% changes versus same day last week.


New Year Week is bigger, and greatly benefits films targeting the more non-family skewing films, as it's one of the few times during the year where working adults have multiple days off outside of weekends. Family skewing films begin to behave normally again a few days after January 3rd (last bank holiday), but that'll be Jan. 4th this year due to the calendar.

And here is New Year Week 2020 to give you an idea of how it acts and how different types of films perform depending on their audience:

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New Year Week - Daily Estimates (12/30-1/03)

Monday (12/30)
¥380,000,000 ($3.5 million), +76%, ¥3,580,000,000 ($32.8 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 11
¥335,000,000 ($3.1 million), +292%, ¥9,880,000,000 ($90.5 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 39
¥x70,000,000 ($640,000), +51%, ¥880,000,000 ($8.0 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 11
¥x60,000,000 ($550,000), 0, ¥250,000,000 ($2.3 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 04
¥x55,000,000 ($505,000), +117%, ¥540,000,000 ($5.0 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 10
¥x45,000,000 ($410,000), +646%, ¥435,000,000 ($4.0 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 18
¥x40,000,000 ($370,000), +111%, ¥865,000,000 ($7.9 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 25
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +102%, ¥690,000,000 ($6.3 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 18
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), 0, ¥135,000,000 ($1.2 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 04
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +242%, ¥900,000,000 ($8.3 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 32
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +130%, ¥640,000,000 ($5.9 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 18
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), +131%, ¥152,000,000 ($1.4 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 11


Tuesday (12/31): New Year's Eve
¥215,000,000 ($2.0 million), +31%, ¥3,795,000,000 ($34.8 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 12
¥160,000,000 ($1.5 million), +48%, ¥10,040,000,000 ($92.0 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 40
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), -17%, ¥915,000,000 ($8.3 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 12
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), 0, ¥285,000,000 ($2.6 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 05
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +44%, ¥570,000,000 ($5.3 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 11
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +147%, ¥460,000,000 ($4.2 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 19
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), -21%, ¥885,000,000 ($8.1 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 26
¥x18,000,000 ($165,000), +12%, ¥658,000,000 ($6.1 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 19
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -13%, ¥707,000,000 ($6.5 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 19
¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), +44%, ¥916,000,000 ($8.4 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 33
¥x15,000,000 ($135,000), 0, ¥150,000,000 ($1.4 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 05
¥x08,000,000 ($x75,000), +13%, ¥160,000,000 ($1.5 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 12


Wednesday (01/01): New Year's Day
¥320,000,000 ($2.9 million), +86%, ¥4,115,000,000 ($37.7 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 13
¥215,000,000 ($2.0 million), +14%, ¥10,255,000,000 ($94.0 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 41
¥x60,000,000 ($550,000), 0, ¥345,000,000 ($3.2 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 06
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), -38%, ¥945,000,000 ($8.6 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 13
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +35%, ¥688,000,000 ($6.4 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 20
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -10%, ¥732,000,000 ($6.7 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 20
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +04%, ¥595,000,000 ($5.5 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 12
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +10%, ¥485,000,000 ($4.4 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 20
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), +18%, ¥936,000,000 ($8.6 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 34
¥x12,000,000 ($110,000), 0, ¥162,000,000 ($1.5 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 06
¥x12,000,000 ($110,000), -64%, ¥897,000,000 ($8.2 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 27
¥x11,000,000 ($100,000), -03%, ¥171,000,000 ($1.6 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 13


Thursday (01/02): Bank Holiday
¥300,000,000 ($2.8 million), +70%, ¥4,415,000,000 ($40.5 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 14
¥225,000,000 ($2.1 million), +35%, ¥10,480,000,000 ($96.1 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 42
¥x75,000,000 ($690,000), 0, ¥420,000,000 ($3.9 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 07
¥x40,000,000 ($365,000), -15%, ¥985,000,000 ($9.0 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 14
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +15%, ¥625,000,000 ($5.8 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 13
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +60%, ¥718,000,000 ($6.7 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 21
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +26%, ¥757,000,000 ($7.0 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 21
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -01%, ¥510,000,000 ($4.6 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 21
¥x20,000,000 ($185,000), +17%, ¥956,000,000 ($8.8 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 36
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -32%, ¥914,000,000 ($8.4 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 28
¥x13,000,000 ($120,000), 0, ¥175,000,000 ($1.6 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 07
¥x11,000,000 ($100,000), +01%, ¥182,000,000 ($1.7 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 14


Friday (01/03): Bank Holiday
¥330,000,000 ($3.0 million), +54%, ¥4,745,000,000 ($43.5 million), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) Day 15
¥280,000,000 ($2.6 million), +56%, ¥10,760,000,000 ($98.7 million), Frozen II (Disney) Day 43
¥x90,000,000 ($825,000), +34%, ¥510,000,000 ($4.7 million), Welcome Back, Tora-san (Shochiku) Day 08
¥x50,000,000 ($460,000), -02%, ¥1,035,000,000 ($9.5 million), My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Toho) Day 15
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +36%, ¥660,000,000 ($6.1 million), Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation (Toei) Day 14
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +60%, ¥792,000,000 ($7.3 million), Murder at Shijinso (Toho) Day 22
¥x35,000,000 ($320,000), +30%, ¥545,000,000 ($4.9 million), Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero? (Toho) Day 22
¥x30,000,000 ($275,000), +64%, ¥748,000,000 ($7.0 million), Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) Day 22
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), -02%, ¥939,000,000 ($8.6 million), Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Shochiku) Day 29
¥x25,000,000 ($230,000), +43%, ¥981,000,000 ($9.0 million), Lupin III: The First (Toho) Day 35
¥x17,000,000 ($155,000), -40%, ¥192,000,000 ($1.7 million), Shinkansen-Transforming... Shinkalion: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X (Toho Video Div.) Day 08
¥x16,000,000 ($145,000), +43%, ¥198,000,000 ($1.8 million), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Toho-Towa) Day 15


% changes versus same day last week.
Note: New Year Week is one of the 3 biggest weeks at the Japan Box-Office, alongside Golden Week in late-April and Obon Festival in mid-August, respectively.


And since there'll likely be an extra week of holiday/time-off this year due to COVID (to help avoid travel congestion), I expect this special third week to be the weakest, and to sort of act like how summer weekdays may act. A boost, but not near holiday level or anything as people gradually prepare for work/school again the next week.

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Seems like a big drop. 35-40% drop. Expected. Tuesday was stronger than I expected.


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Ok nice thank you @Corpse, and this year the holidays don't start on Monday, December 21, but on Friday, December 25, right ?

PS : At 11 a.m, DS is down 40% from last week and it's even down from yesterday, on a Tuesday. It will surely continue to decline beyond 50%. I understand that there will be a sharp drop but not a drop at this point, I did not expect that.


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Tuesday was surprisingly stronger so I think it will drop off today, Thursday and Friday before the business explodes over weekend. I believe the announcement of the giveaway yesterday is the reason for big drop-off now. About 50% of the audience would be repeat viewers and they would rather have a chance to get that free giveaway than see it over a weekday.


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Is this a first time Wednesday decrease from Tuesday?


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I am not really sure about 1Bn weekend next week. Saturday will be boosted sure, but Sunday will have normal drop. Gone by Sunday can be put a real value of 475mn, Next should be perhaps 350-375mn. That will mean Saturday pull atleast 625mn.

Giveaway 2 weeks ago was 795mn, coinciding with Toho day which would have boosted admits a bit too, but mostly cancelled due to discount. A normal 20% weekly drop will mean around 500mn. Let's say it overperform, 550mn.

I think around 900-950mn next weekend and overall week around 1450-1500mn. These drops have meant that Spirited Away will perhaps take another Week. I was expecting 26th December to be the day but now perhaps 31st Dec or 1st Jan.


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Without Xmas & New Year boost, Spirited Away would have been really really close. Just show how big was Spirited Away.


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Yesterday performed as a Monday with very strong morning showing and relatively weak afternoon/night pace.
Today will increase about 20% in the end anyway


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ymblcza wrote:
Yesterday performed as a Monday with very strong morning showing and relatively weak afternoon/night pace.
Today will increase about 20% in the end anyway



You mean afternoon/ evening show the drop will better and finish the day with sub 30% drop?


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ymblcza wrote:
Yesterday performed as a Monday with very strong morning showing and relatively weak afternoon/night pace.
Today will increase about 20% in the end anyway



You mean afternoon/ evening show the drop will better and finish the day with sub 30% drop?


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charlie jat wrote:
Without Xmas & New Year boost, Spirited Away would have been really really close. Just show how big was Spirited Away.


Absolutely, I think without Christmas, New Years and gifts, Demon Slayer would not have overtaken Spirited Away. And the same with all this he will surpass it (never speak too fast) but they will be really very close. And I'm also agree with your weekend and week predictions

EDIT : The covid also helped a lot to achieve big figures since DS did not have to deal with the Hollywood competition, in fact I just realized that this film will overtake Spirited Away which is obviously extremely difficult thanks to a set of factors which have been beneficial to him


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