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I reached out to fans to find out what they wanted to know about the 21st Pocket Monsters movie, Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story," when it finally came out on July 13th. The answers to those questions are below.
The 21st Pocket Monsters movie debuted in 2nd place in its first weekend. According to entertainment news site Eiga.com, Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" brought in 500 million yen (about US $4.4 million) and was seen by 440,000 people on Saturday and Sunday. That's 96.9% of what its predecessor, Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!", was able to make in the same amount of time (516 million yen). For the entire four day weekend (the film opened on Friday, Monday was a national holiday) Everyone's Story brought in 830 million yen (about US $7.4 million) and was seen by 730,000 people. Various entertainment sites are wondering if the 21st movie's lifetime sales will eventually surpass the 3.5 billion yen of its predecessor.
First place went to the Japanese premier of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom while third place went to Solo: A Star Wars Story. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:
The 21st Pocket Monsters film dropped to 3rd place in its second weekend, July 21st to July 22nd. Eiga.com is reporting that the movie was seen by 202,000 people and brought in an additional 2.38 million yen (about US $2.1 million). The site is also reporting that, to date, the film has been seen by 1,030,000 people and is close to earning 1.2 billion yen.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained at the top of the box office last week as newcomer Mirai of the Future swooped in to take Pocket Monsters' number two spot. The live action Bleach film, meanwhile, disappointedly came in at Number Four. The rest of the Top Ten looks like this:
Pocket Monsters the Movie "Everyone's Story" dropped to 4th for the weekend of July 28th and July 29th. Eiga.com is reporting that the movie has earned 1.6 billion yen (about $14.4 million USD) altogether. To put that into perspective, Pocket Monsters The Movie "I Choose You!" had made about 1.7 billion yen by its third week. A difference of 0.1 billion yen is not that huge, all things considered!
So what nudged Pocket Monsters out of the Top Three? Code Blue The Movie "Dr. Helicopter Paramedics," a movie spun off from the popular Japanese medical drama of the same name. The rest of the Top Ten is more or less the same as what it was last week; everyone just slid down a spot.
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. The 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.
Sources: Eiga.com, Kogyo Tsushin
Kogyo Tsushin is reporting that Pocket Monsters The Movie "Everyone's Story" has surpassed the 2 billion yen mark.
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.
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.
The 21st Pocket Monsters fell out of the Top Ten in its sixth week in theaters. 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, the previous 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.
Since the 21st Pocket Monsters film fell out of the Top Ten none of the usual sites are reporting its box office returns.
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