Japan’s 2016 Box Office Sales Hit The Record High of 235 Billion Yen


The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (MPPAJ) held a press conference in Tokyo yesterday to report industrial statistics of Japanese film industry for the year 2016. 610 Japanese and 539 foreign films were released in Japan last year, and its total box office sales was 235.58 billion yen, which was 8.5% up from the previous year and the highest in 17 years since 2000. The number of the total moviegoers was 180,189,000, which was also 8.1% up from 2015.

 

A total of 61 Japanese and foreign films earned over 1 billion yen in the world’s fourth largest film market (in 2015). Six of the top 10 films were anime, three were live-action adaptations of popular manga, and one was a tokusatsu. 

 

 

Japanese films that earned over 1 billion yen in 2016

 (※ still running at theaters)

-anime 

-adaptation of manga

 

 

1. “Your Name.” (23.56 billion yen) ※

2. “Shin Godzilla” (8.25 billion) ※

3. “Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare” (6.33 billion)

4. “Yo-kai Watch: King Enma and the 5 tales begin?!” (5.53 billion)

5. “One Piece Film Gold” (5.18 billion)

6. “Nobunaga Concerto” (4.61 billion)

7. “Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016” (4.12 billion)

8. “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” (3.52 billion)

9. “orange” (3.25 billion)

10. “A Silent Voice” (2.3 billion)※

 

11. “Evergreen Love” (2.2 billion)

11. “Death Note Light up the NEW world” (2.2 billion)

13. “Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel” (2.15 billion)

14. “Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! Dreaming World Big Assault!” (2.11 billion)

14. “HIGH & LOW The Movie” (2.11 billion)

16. “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son” (1.98 billion)

17. “64 First Part” (1.94 billion)

18. “64 Second Part” (1.74 billion)

19. “Chihayafuru – Kami no Ku -“ (1.63 billion)

20. “I Am A Hero” (1.62 billion)

 

21. “Saraba Abunai Deka” (1.61 billion)

21. “Ikari” (1.61 billion)

23. “In This Corner of The World” (1.57 billion)※

24. “Gosaigyo no Onna” (1.52 billion)

25. “TOO YOUNG TO DIE!” (1.51 billion)

26. “Museum” (1.5 billion)※

27. “Rudolf the Black Cat” (1.46 billion)

28. “Your Lie in April” (1.42 billion yen)

29. “Boku Dake ga Inai Machi/Erased” (1.4 billion)

30. “What a Wonderful Family!” (1.38 billion)

 

31. “The Magnificent Nine” (1.37 billion)

32. “Everest: Kamigami no Itadaki” (1.26 billion)

33. “Aozora Yell” (1.25 billion)

34. “Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai” (1.23 billion)

34. “If Cats Disappeared from the World” (1.23 billion)

36. “Chihayafuru – Shimo no Ku -“ (1.22 billion)

37. “Chiune Sugihara” (1.21 billion)

37. “Wolf Girl and Black Prince” (1.21 billion)

39. “High & Low The Red Train” (1.18 billion)

40. “Samurai Hustle Returns” (1.16 billion)

 

41. “Nanimono” (1.07 billion)

42. “Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions” (1.00 billion)

42. “Sadako vs Kayako” (1.00 billion)

 


 

Foreign films that earned over 1 billion yen in 2016

1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (11.63 billion yen)

2. “Zootopia” (7.63 billion)

3. “Finding Dory” (6.83 billion)

4. “The Secret Life of Pets” (4.24 billion)

5. “The Martian” (3.54 billion)

6. “Spectre” (2.96 billion)

7. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2.78 billion)

8. “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2.66 billion)

9. “Captain America: Civil War” (2.66 yen)

10. “The Jungle Book” (2.21 billion)

 

11. “Deadpool” (2.04 billion)

12. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (1.86 billion)

13. “Suicide Suqad” (1.76 billion)

14. “The Good Dinosaur” (1.76 billion)

15. “Inferno” (1.54 billion)

16. “Jason Bourne” (1.51 billion)

17. “Sully” (1.35 billion)

18. “Ghostbusters” (1.24 billion)

19. “The Revenant” (1.08 billion)

 

 

Source: The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan

 



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