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Japanese Pokémon box office earnings exceed ¥40 billion

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  • Tuesday, August 29, 2006

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Toho has announced that the sum of the box office earnings of all the Pokémon movies has exceeded ¥40 billion (approx. US$342 million). This includes the ninth movie of the series, Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy, which completed its official theatrical run Friday, though over 250 cinemas will continue screening it. [1]
Box office gross Cumulative total
1998 Mewtwo Strikes Back ¥7.3 billion* $62.4 million
1999 Revelation Lugia ¥6.2 billion* $53.0 million ¥13.5 billion $115.4 million
2000 Lord of the Unknown Tower: Entei ¥4.85 billion $42.5 million ¥18.35 billion $156.9 million
2001 Celebi: A Timeless Encounter ¥3.90 billion $33.3 million ¥22.25 billion $190.2 million
2002 Guardians of the Water Capital: Latios and Latias ¥2.67 billion $22.8 million ¥24.92 billion $213.0 million
Box office gross Cumulative total
2003 Wishing Star of the Seven Nights: Jirachi ¥4.50 billion $38.5 million ¥29.42 billion $251.5 million
2004 The Visitor of the Space Fissure: Deoxys ¥4.38 billion $37.4 million ¥33.80 billion $288.9 million
2005 Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario ¥4.30 billion $36.8 million ¥38.10 billion $325.7 million
2006 Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy ¥3.0 billion $25.6 million ¥41.10 billion $351.3 million

Note:

  • 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 Aug. 23.

The ninth movie itself, however, has not fared so well compared to the last three movies:

Overall ranking ⇨ 2nd ⇩ 3rd ⇩ 4th ⇩ 5th ⇧ 4th ⇩ 6th ⇩ 8th
Domestic movies ⇨ 2nd ⇨ 2nd ⇩ 3rd ⇩ 4th ⇧ 3rd ⇩ 4th ⇩ 6th
Anime movies ⇨ 1st ⇨ 1st ⇩ 2nd ⇨ 2nd ⇨ 2nd ⇨ 2nd ⇨ 2nd