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Final box office earnings for ninth Pokémon movie announced

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The final box office earnings for the ninth Pokémon movie Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy (ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ, US title Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea) have been revealed to be ¥3.4 billion (US$28.8 million), which are the second lowest earnings in history of Pokémon, falling just behind the fourth movie at ¥3.9 billion but ahead of the fifth movie at ¥2.67 billion. However, the ninth movie is the fifth-highest earning Toho movie of the year, facing stiff competition from Gorō Miyazaki's Tales from Earthsea (ゲド戦記), among others.

The situation is thought to be similar to the fifth movie - a dip in interest in between releases of major games in the series. Furthermore, there was tough competition from other movies. Unlike the other three Advanced Generation movies, the advance-ticket promotion for the ninth movie did not involve a mainstream Pokémon RPG - this is also thought to have had an impact on sales.

Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy will be released on Region 2 DVD in Japan tomorrow.

Pokémon movies by box office earnings in Japan

Source: ぽけあに
Year Title Earnings
1 1998 ミュウツーの逆襲 Mewtwo Strikes Back ¥7.54 billion
2 1999 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕 The Power of One ¥6.36 billion
3 2000 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI The Spell of the Unown ¥4.85 billion
4 2003 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ Jirachi: Wish Maker ¥4.5 billion
5 2004 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス Destiny Deoxys ¥4.38 billion
6 2005 ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ Lucario and the Mystery of Mew ¥4.3 billion
7 2001 セレビィ 時を超えた遭遇 Pokémon 4Ever ¥3.9 billion
8 2006 ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea ¥3.4 billion
9 2002 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス Pokémon Heroes ¥2.67 billion

2006 Toho movies by box office earnings

Source: 文化通信
Title Earnings
1 ゲド戦記 Tales from Earthsea ¥7.65 billion US$64.8 million
2 LIMIT OF LOVE 海猿 Limit of Love: Umizaru ¥7.1 billion US$60.1 million
3 THE 有頂天ホテル The Wow-Choten Hotel ¥6.08 billion US$51.5 million
4 日本沈没 Japan Sinks ¥5.34 billion US$4.52 million
5 ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy ¥3.4 billion US$28.8 million
6 のび太の恐竜2006 Nobita's Dinosaur 2006 ¥3.28 billion US$27.8 million
7 涙そうそう Nada Sōsō ¥3.06 billion[1] US$25.9 million
8 名探偵コナン 探偵たちの鎮魂歌 Detective Conan: Requiem of the Private Eyes ¥3.03 billion US$25.7 million
9 トリック 劇場版2 Trick: movie 2 ¥2.1 billion US$17.8 million
10 県庁の星 Star of the Prefectural Office ¥2.08 billion US$17.6 million
  1. Forecast; movie is still screening in cinemas