Pokémon movie still hot in Japan

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Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario sees fifth consecutive weekend in the top three
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  • Saturday, August 20, 2005

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For the fifth week in a row, the eighth Pokémon movie, Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario, has retained its spot in the top three grossing movies in the Japanese box office.

By comparison, Pokémon's "mainstream" anime counterparts failed to have such staying power. The Naruto movie, which came in first place last week, fell to number six in its second week. The Fullmetal Alchemist movie also lost popularity, falling out of the top ten. Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario closes on Friday, August 26, after 6 weeks in cinemas.

Beating out Pokémon were the American films Madagascar and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.