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Ninth Pokémon movie ranks second in box office in first three days

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Grossed ¥660 million (US$5.65 million) with 611,272 viewers
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  • [url=//bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ninth_Pok%C3%A9mon_movie_ranks_second_in_box_office_in_first_three_days] Ninth Pokémon movie ranks second in box office in first three days[/url]
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The ninth Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy, ranked second in the box office in its opening weekend of July 15 - 16, 2006. At ¥660 million (US$5.65 million) with 611,272 viewers, it has actually performed worse than last year's Mew and Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario: opening weekend revenue is down 14% from ¥766,849,650 (US$6.57 million), and viewership is down 16% from 724,964. Floundering Japan (日本沈没), another Tōhō movie that premiered July 15, beat the Pokémon movie.

Lowered sales of the promotional advance tickets, which have not been revealed, is thought to be the reason for the decline in performance. In previous years, the advance tickets included a coupon for a download of otherwise unobtainable Pokémon to a game such as Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire: Jirachi, Deoxys (via the Auroraticket), and in 2006, Mew; however, this year, the coupon was for a peripheral game, Pokémon Ranger.

Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea is the last Advanced Generation movie; the next movie will be based on the new anime series starting in fall, Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl.