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Ninth movie continues to do badly, however
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- [url=//bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Japanese_Pok%C3%A9mon_box_office_earnings_exceed_%C2%A540_billion] Japanese Pokémon box office earnings exceed ¥40 billion[/url]
- <a href="//bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Japanese_Pok%C3%A9mon_box_office_earnings_exceed_%C2%A540_billion"> Japanese Pokémon box office earnings exceed ¥40 billion</a>
has announced that the sum of the box office earnings of the Pokémon movies have exceed ¥40 billion (approx. US$342 million) with the ninth movie of the series, bp:Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy
, which completed its official theatrical run just last Friday, though over 250 cinemas will continue screening the movie. 
- Dollar figures are based on the conversion rate ¥100 = US$0.855.
- Revenue data for 1998 and 1999 are extrapolated from box office profits.
- Revenue data for 2006 is as of August 23, 2006.
The ninth movie itself, however, has not fared so well compared to the last three movies: