No surprise that the movies of the popular children's series ranked the highest.
I'm glad the Gintama movie beat the Haruhi one.
I really wish the Hetalia movie would have ranked higher, but I suppose it did pretty good considering the fact that it was only shown in ten theaters and it has a smaller target audience.
dtshyk said: Pokemon (one week) 632,420,000 yen 369scr
Holy crap! While Pokemon is pretty much dead and gone to the rest of the world it sure retains its popularity in Japan.
You're kidding, right?
Pokemon is one of the most popular franchises worldwide.
Pokemon is no where near as popular as it once was outside of Japan.
Eh, the new Pokemon games still sell far more in the West than they do in Japan. The newer anime may not be as popular, but the series is still extremely strong here.
I am not saying Pokemon isn't still popular, I was just emphasizing the popularity of Pokemon in Japan as opposed to outside the country. If the lastest movie was released in theatres overseas hardly anyone would care to see it. I repeat myself - Pokemon is no where near as popular as it once was outside of Japan.
Anyone saying that Haruhi did poorly has absolutely no idea what they're talking about. 830 million yen is bloody fantastic for a series that only had 28 episodes total and isn't even anywhere close to mainstream.