Poupelle of Chimney Towns
“Akihiro Nishino’s Poupelle of Chimney Towns,” the anime film of Studio 4°C’s, maintained the #4 position in its seventh weekend. The film made 73,283,100 yen (696,600 USD) in a matter of 3 days. A total of 18.42 Million USD has been earned so far.
The film opened with a hot-shot on December 25th.
- Yusuke Hirota as the Director
- Nishinoya as the Production Supervisor, Original Creator, and Writer
- Atsuko Fukushima as the Designer of Characters.
Pokemon The Movie: Secret Of The Jungle
“Pokemon The Movie: Secret Of The Jungle” took a seat, no #7 in its seventh week. It’s the 23rd anime film of the Pokemon Franchise. The movie made an earning of 39,598,500 Yen from Friday to Sunday. The Movie has bagged a total of 1,533,830,700 Yen (14.58 Million USD).
The movie was ranking #2 on its opening weekend. Opened on 25th December, the film got a little late due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The West will get to witness the film in 2021.
- Atsuhiro Tomioka as the Writer
- Tetsuo Yajima as the co-writer
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train stayed at #2 in its 17th week. 92,000 tickets have been sold at the weekend. An earning of around 1.38 Million USD has been made in a time of 3 days. 27.07 million tickets have been sold, and a humungous amount of 37,179,382,650 yen (353.6 million USD) has been accumulated.
The film stayed at the top #1 position for 12 consecutive weeks creating havoc for the fan base and making a great fortune with the film. In the 13th week, the film dropped to the #2 position and came back with a bang to the #1 position again in the 14th week.
The film has surpassed its all-time great rival “Spirited Away” by Hayao Mizayaki.
The movie is being screened in 38 IMAX theatres in Japan.
Talking of Numerical figures: The film had the highest opening weekend globally for October 16-18. The film sold 3,424,930 tickets and earned 4,623,117,450 yen (about US$43.85 million) in Japan in its first three days. The film sold 910,507 tickets and earned over 1,268,724,700 yen (about US$12.03 million) on its opening day alone, making it the highest weekday opening Japan has ever witnessed.
- TOHO and ANIPLEX are handling the film’s distribution.
- Funimation and ANIPLEX will screen the film in North America in early 2021
Gintama: The Final
The new Anime film of Hideaki Sorachi’s Gintama manga “Gintama: The Final” dropped from #3 to #5 position in its fifth week. The film made around 650,400 USD from Friday to Saturday. With more than a million tickets sold, the film has made a total earning of 1,415,817,100 yen (about 13.46 million USD).
The film opened at #1 on 8 January and ended Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s streak of 12 consecutive weeks at the top. The manga also inspired a two-episode prequel, Gintama: The Semi-Final. The anime premiered exclusively in Japan on the dTV service on January 15th. A novel, too, is owned by Mirei Miyamoto’s film that was shipped on January 8th.
The manga has also inspired many original video anime (OVA), event anime, two live-action films, and two live-action net spinoffs. Viz Media has published the first 23 volumes in English.
The Promised Neverland
“The Promised Neverland”: Live-action film of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu manga dropped from #8 to #9 position in the 8th week after release. It made around 28,718,915 Yen, i.e. (273,100 USD) in just 3 days from Friday to Sunday. The film has made a total of 1,862,403,250 yen (about 17.70 million USD).
Opening on December 18th, the movie made 373,372,850 yen in just 3 days.
The Promised Neverland manga was released in August 2016 by Shirai and Demizu in the Weekly Shonen Jump. They ended it on June 15. Toonami aired the anime in April 2019. The second season was to be premiered in October but got late due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window,” the live-action film of Tomoko Yamashita, dropped off the top 10 in its third weekend.
- Yuichiro Hirakawa as the Director
- Noriko Gotou as the Writer