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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | DP Movie 04
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Crown City is a place where nature, old houses, and new buildings all exist together in harmony. Satoshi and his friends are heading there to watch a tournament for a new sport, the Pokemon Baccer World Cup. On the way, they meet Zorroa, a pokemon capable of transforming into other pokemon and humans. The fox pokemon uses telepathy to tell them that it's looking for its friend, so Satoshi and his friends decide to accompany it to Crown City and help it out.
In the city, the legendary pokemon Celebi is spotted. This is the first time Celebi has been in Crown City in twenty years. Meanwhile, the city's legendary guardians are running amok, throwing the citizens into a panic! People flee for their lives as Raikou's thunder, Entei's flames, and Suicune's deluges destroy the city! Overseeing the destruction is the president of the Kohdai Network, Grings Kohdai. He is controlling a pokemon named Zorro'ark, forcing it to use its ability to create illusions! This Zorro'ark just happens to be the friend for whom Zorroa is searching.
Kohdai, the man who can see the future, is going after Celebi for his own evil purposes! What in the world kind of secret power does Celebi possess? What will happen to Crown City? Will Zorroa be able to meet up with Zorro'ark? Is Zorro'ark friend or foe?
Fans who bought
advanced ticket to the movie (sold between April 17th and July 9th)
able to choose between getting one of three shiny legendary beast for
their Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver games:
Raikou, Entei, or Suicune.
Those who bring
their Nintendo DS and a copy of one of the DS games (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, or SoulSilver) can download Celebi during
The movie's plot
includes a sporting event known as the Pokemon Baccers World Cup
(ポケモンバッカーワールドカップ). Coincidentally (or not?), the 2010 FIFA
World Cup wrapped up the day after this film was released
For a detailed list of the entire staff of the film, click here.
Gross-to-date: 3,869,476,089 yen (as of August 31st, 2010)
The film opened in second place, being beaten by Toy Story 3. The fourth Diamond & Pearl movie debuted in 369 screens across the country. Rounding out the top three was Bayside Shakedown 3.
In its second weekend, the film dropped to fourth place. The top movie for the weekend was Studio Ghibli's The Borrower Arrietty, followed by Toy Story 3 and Bayside Shakedown 3.
The film dropped to fifth place in its third weekend, with Inception taking the number one spot and The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, and Bayside Shakedown 3 all shifting down a spot.
The movie came in at sixth place on its fourth weekend. The top five movies for the weekend were The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, Salt, Inception, and Bayside Shakedown 3.
On the movie's fifth weekend, The Illusionary Conqueror, Zorro'ark came in at seventh place. The top six movies for the weekend were The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, Kamen Rider Double Forever A to Z - The Gaia Memories of Fate, Salt, Inception, and Bayside Shakedown 3.
The movie kept its seventh place spot during its sixth week in theaters. The top six movies for the weekend were The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, The Karate Kid, Bayside Shakedown 3, The Sorceror's Apprentice, and Inception.
In its seventh week, the Zorro'ark movie slipped down to ninth place. Beating it over the weekend were Hanamizuki, The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, The A-Team, Theatrical Edition Metal Fight Beyblade vs. The Sun ~ The Scorching Hot Invader, Sol Blaze ~, The Karate Kid, Kamen Rider Double Forever A to Z - The Gaia Memories of Fate, and Inception.
In week eight, the movie went back up to seventh place, most likely due to it being the last weekend of the summer. The top six movies for the weekend were Hanamizuki, The Borrower Arrietty, Toy Story 3, The Karate Kid, Theatrical Edition Metal Fight Beyblade vs. The Sun ~ The Scorching Hot Invader, Sol Blaze ~, and The A-Team.
A tally taken on July 12th, 2010 revealed that about two million pre-order tickets were purchased.
Yahoo! Movies (Japan) (opening weekend performance)
Eiga.com (box office figure for the movie's first week in theaters, pre-order ticket information, number of screens)
Cinema Today (box office figure for the movie's third, fourth, fifth, and eighth weeks in theaters)
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