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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | August 2018

"Everyone's Story" Japanese Box Office Performance, Week Six
August 21st, 2018

Dogasu @ 06:15 JST -- I've got a massive Unshou Ishizuka post that I'm working on but, in the meantime, let's check in to see how Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" did for the weekend of August 18th - 19th.

Gintama 2
Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics" Incredibles 2

It did...well, it fell out of the Top Ten. Basically everything that was ranked 7 or below last week is out as newcomers Gintama 2: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken, Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky, and Penguin Highway. For comparison's sake, last year's Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" took nine weeks to fall out of the Top Ten but, to be fair, its competition wasn't nearly as strong.

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
NEW
Gintama 2: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken Warner Bros. Movies
345
1
2
1 Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics"
Toho
345
4
3
3 Incredibles 2
Disney
364
3
4
2
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Towa Pictures
366
3
5
NEW Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky Toei
271
1
6
5 Ocean's 8
Warner Bros Movies
326
2
7
4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Toho Towa 371 6
8
11
One Cut of the Dead
Asmik Ace, Enbu Seminar
2
9
9
6
Mirai of the Future Toho 367 5
10
NEW Penguin Highway
Toho Visual Entertainment
192
1

Sources:  Eiga.com


Since the 21st Pocket Monsters film fell out of the Top Ten none of the usual sites are reporting its box office returns.

If the film ever returns to the Top Ten then I'll report that at the time; otherwise the next box office related update I'll make for this film will be when Toho makes its final earnings at the end of the year.


Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" was released in theaters on July 13th, 2018 in Japan. The English language dub hits theaters in the U.S. in November under the title "The Power of Us."

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Translation Tuesdays Week Whatever - Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" Director's Commentary
August 14th, 2018

Dogasu @ 22:05 JST -- So hey, I'm still doing this whole #TranslationTuesdays thing! This week's entry is more translation-adjacent that anything else but that's OK because it's something really cool; a write-up on the director's commentary for Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!"

Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" Director's Commentary

So here's what happened. Back on July 12th, TV-Tokyo broadcast Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" and as they were airing it they were also streaming a live commentary online with the film's director Kunihiko Yuyama. That commentary ended up containing a lot of brand new information and I wanted to make sure it all got documented somewhere so I made an extensive write-up on the commenary. It's something I haven't really seen written about on Japanese websites, much less English ones, and I'm super thrilled to hear what you all think about it.

For next week I'll be translating an interview related to this year's film, Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story." Can't wait to get back into the groove of things again!

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"Everyone's Story"
Japanese Box Office Performance, Week Five
August 14th, 2018

Dogasu @ 07:40 JST -- Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" has been in theaters for over a month now. Is it still chugging along?

Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics"
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Incredibles 2

Well, yeah, about as well as can be expected. The latest Pocket Monsters film slid down to 9th place for the weekend of August 11th - 12th thanks to the arrival of Ocean's 8 which came in at 5th place. The Top Three remained the same - Code Blue, Mission: Impossible, Incredibles 2 - while Jurassic World somehow managed to claw its way back up to fourth place. Everyone else went down a spot, more or less.

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
1 Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics"
Toho
345
3
2
2
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Towa Pictures
366
2
3
3 Incredibles 2
Disney
364
2
4
6 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Toho Towa 371 5
5
NEW Ocean's 8
Warner Bros Movies
326
1
6
7
Mirai of the Future Toho 367 4
7
4
My Hero Academia The Movie "Two Heroes" Toho 298 2
8
5
Kamen Rider Build the Movie "Be The One" / The Thief Sentai Lupinranger vs. The Police Sentai Pataranger en Film Toei 322 2
9
8
Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" Toho 364 5
10
9
Sensei Kunshu Toho 296 2

Sources:  Eiga.com, Kogyo Tsushin


The 21st Pocket Monsters movie has been seen by 2,040,000 people and has made 2.3 billion yen so far.

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" was released in theaters on July 13th, 2018 in Japan. The English language dub hits theaters in the U.S. in November under the title "The Power of Us."

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"Satoshi and Nagetsukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!"

August 7th, 2018

Dogasu @ 12:40 JST -- We've all known about this for a while now but since tonight's the night when this episode would have aired in the U.S. I thought I'd finally give my thoughts about the English dub skipping over "Satoshi and Nagetsukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!"

"Satoshi and Nagetsukesaru! A Touchdown of Friendship!!"

There's not much to the write-up (it's basically "well yeah, of course they did") but it's still something I wanted to bring up on the site. How do you feel about this episode not being brought over to the West? Let me know through one of the links below!

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"Everyone's Story"
Japanese Box Office Performance, Week Four
August 6th, 2018

Dogasu @ 23:24 JST -- Wow, what a difference a week makes!

Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics"
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Incredibles 2

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" fourth week in theaters ended with it coming in eighth place. That probably seems pretty awful until you look at the rest of the Top Ten and realize that yeah, this was probably inevitable. This past weekend was packed with premiers of huge summer blockbusters like Mission: Impossible - Fallout and the Japanese release of Incredibles 2 and so it's only natural that Pocket Monsters would get knocked down a few pegs. And then! There's the tenth place film One Cut of the Dead, a Shaun of the Dead-type film that's been out since June and was screened in a grand total of two theaters throughout Japan and yet somehow managed to crawl its way into the Top Ten. This weekend at the box office truly was a strange one.

Rank
Last Week
Title
Distributor
No. of Theaters
Weeks in Theaters
1
1 Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics"
Toho
345
2
2
NEW
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Towa Pictures
366
1
3
NEW Incredibles 2
Disney
364
1
4
NEW My Hero Academia The Movie "Two Heroes"
Toho
298
1
5
NEW Kamen Rider Build the Movie "Be The One" / The Thief Sentai Lupinranger vs. The Police Sentai Pataranger en Film
Toei
322
1
6
2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Toho Towa 371 4
7
3
Mirai of the Future Toho 367 3
8
4
Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" Toho 364 4
9
NEW
Sensei Kunshu
Toho
296
1
10
-
One Cut of the Dead
Asmik Ace, Enbu Seminar
2
7

Sources:  Eiga.com, Kogyo Tsushin

Kogyo Tsushin is reporting that Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" has surpassed the 2 billion yen mark.

Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" was released in theaters on July 13th, 2018 in Japan. The English language dub hits theaters in the U.S. in November under the title "The Power of Us."

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