Japanese Box Office For 2008

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Ponyo$164,401,468481$164,565,997Jul 19Toho
2Boys Over Flowers: Final$70,821,405400$70,821,405Jun 28Toho
3Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$53,085,593789$53,085,593Jun 21Paramount Pictures International
4Suspect X$51,527,627410$52,323,944Oct 4Toho
5Red Cliff$48,983,380548$52,418,016Nov 1Toho-Towa
6Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior$43,338,599359$43,338,599Jul 19Toho
7Escape Captivity: The Movie$38,168,414303$41,550,983May 1Toei Company
820th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End$35,870,679310$35,870,679Aug 30Toho
9The Magic Hour$35,723,111379$35,723,111Jun 7Toho
10The Golden Compass$33,501,399667$33,501,399Mar 1GAGA.
11Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend$31,269,299344$31,269,299Mar 8Toho
12Death Note: L Change the World$29,316,292388$29,316,292Feb 9Warner Bros.
13Hancock$28,713,223456$28,713,223Aug 30Sony Pictures Releasing
14Departures$27,025,636221$61,010,217Sep 13Shochiku
15Enchanted$26,606,790539$27,600,440Mar 14Walt Disney Pictures
16The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$25,266,114782$27,704,112May 21Walt Disney Pictures
17WALL·E$23,652,245459$44,005,222Dec 5Walt Disney Pictures
18Wanted$23,370,055506$23,370,055Sep 20Toho-Towa
19Earth$23,292,544276$23,292,544Jan 12GAGA.
20Paco and the Magical Book$22,650,527292$22,650,527Sep 13Toho
21Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear$22,516,203335$22,516,203Apr 18Toho
22Detroit Metal City$21,763,000241$21,763,000Aug 23Toho
23The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$20,038,286548$22,941,660Aug 16Toho-Towa
24Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$19,620,237400$19,650,613Jan 19Warner Bros.
25I'm a Cat Stalker$19,058,565330$25,221,446Nov 22Toho
26Kabei: Our Mother$18,338,859327$18,338,859Jan 26Shochiku
27Flowers in the Shadow$17,918,898312$17,918,898Jan 26Toho
28Kung Fu Panda$16,953,252521$16,953,252Jul 26Asmik Ace Entertainment
29Sex and the City$16,692,762295$16,692,762Aug 23GAGA.
30Jumper$16,134,396554$16,939,118Mar 720th Century Fox International
31Eiga: Kurosagi$16,012,002315$16,012,002Mar 8Toho
32The Glory of Team Batista$14,584,818284$14,584,818Feb 9Toho
33The Dark Knight$14,574,849460$14,574,849Aug 9Warner Bros.
34Shaolin Girl$14,086,798312$14,086,798Apr 26Toho
3510 Promises to My Dog$13,946,504294$13,946,504Mar 15Shochiku
36Eagle Eye$13,291,825311$13,291,825Oct 18Herald Film Company
37Kitaro and the Millennium Curse$12,884,706316$12,884,706Jul 12Shochiku
38Happy Flight$12,629,675309$13,809,609Nov 15Toho
39The Bucket List$12,420,911224$12,420,911May 10Warner Bros.
40Cloverfield$11,604,768235$11,604,768Apr 5Paramount Pictures International
41I Am Legend$11,574,790424$40,268,674Dec 14Warner Bros.
42The Happening$11,318,940310$11,318,940Jul 2620th Century Fox International
43252: Signal of Life$11,270,947341$18,168,069Dec 6Warner Bros.
44Kureyon Shin-chan: Chô arashi wo yobu kinpoko no yûsha$11,198,054317$11,198,054Apr 19Toho
45P.S. I Love You$10,479,945280$10,479,945Oct 18Toho-Towa
46The Day the Earth Stood Still$10,344,662655$25,096,478Dec 1920th Century Fox International
47Climbers High$10,313,773286$10,313,773Jul 5Toei Company
48Naruto Shippuden: The Movie - Bonds$10,233,203252$10,233,203Aug 2Toho
49American Gangster$9,714,970291$10,268,365Feb 1Toho-Towa
5010,000 BC$9,522,433465$9,522,433Apr 26Warner Bros.
51The Silver Season$9,365,779266$9,365,779Jan 12Toho
52A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies$9,349,680333$28,620,879Dec 8Toho
53Sand Clock$9,296,129245$9,296,129Apr 26Toho
54National Treasure: Book of Secrets$9,237,308462$23,942,112Dec 21Walt Disney Pictures
55The Handsome Suit$8,839,532234$8,839,532Nov 1Asmik Ace Entertainment
56Iron Man$8,658,784404$8,658,784Sep 27Sony Pictures Releasing
57One Piece: Episode of Chopper Plus - Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Sakura$8,619,115294$8,619,115Mar 1Toei Company
58Where the Legend Lives$8,519,868326$8,519,868Nov 1Toei Company
59Rambo$8,510,912304$8,510,912May 24GAGA.
60The Last Princess$8,498,246315$8,498,246May 10Toho
61Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers$8,292,149179$8,292,149Sep 13Shochiku
62Journey to the Center of the Earth$8,276,015106$8,494,537Oct 25GAGA.
63Vantage Point$8,053,520279$8,053,520Mar 8Sony Pictures Releasing
64Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World$7,972,682286$7,972,682Aug 9Toei Company
65Iesu! Purikyua 5 gô gô! Okashi no kuni no happî bâsudei$7,917,458151$7,917,458Nov 8Toei Company
66Farewell Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown$7,119,993156$7,119,993Oct 4Toei Company
67Ikigami$7,015,574252$7,015,574Sep 27Toho
68Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka$6,908,255136$6,908,255Apr 12Toei Company
69August Rush$6,736,708277$6,736,708Jun 21Toho-Towa
70The Forbidden Kingdom$6,498,289198$6,498,289Jul 26Shochiku
71The Homeless Student$6,454,933309$6,454,933Oct 25Toho
72Elizabeth: The Golden Age$6,272,575300$6,274,995Feb 16Toho-Towa
73The Spiderwick Chronicles$6,129,461354$6,129,461Apr 26Paramount Pictures International
74Cyborg She$6,112,891293$6,112,891May 31GAGA.
75The Sky Crawlers$5,799,349213$5,799,349Aug 2Warner Bros.
76What Happens in Vegas$5,556,437191$5,585,616Aug 1620th Century Fox International
77Lions for Lambs$5,427,833317$5,959,156Apr 1820th Century Fox International
78Sergeant Keroro the Super Movie 3: Keroro vs. Keroro Great Sky Duel De Arimasu!$5,396,031163$5,396,031Mar 1Herald Film Company
79Best Wishes for Tomorrow$5,308,952196$5,308,952Mar 1Asmik Ace Entertainment
80Major: The Winning Shot of Friendship$5,142,008311$11,212,204Dec 13Toho
81After School$4,766,62982$4,766,629May 24The Klockworx
82Bleach: Fade to Black, I Call Your Name$4,510,080239$6,032,296Dec 13Toho
83Akai ito$4,472,216274$12,244,937Dec 20Shochiku
84K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces$4,447,380332$21,017,206Dec 20Toho
85Ichi$4,382,279253$4,382,279Oct 25Warner Bros.
86Charlie Wilson's War$4,350,754296$4,350,754May 17Toho-Towa
87Nim's Island$4,318,459214$4,318,459Sep 6Herald Film Company
88Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death$4,313,761269$4,313,761Mar 22Warner Bros.
89My Blueberry Nights$4,290,207246$4,290,207Mar 22Asmik Ace Entertainment
90Always: Sunset on Third Street 2$4,231,317382$42,235,940Nov 3Toho
91Mr. Bean's Holiday$4,124,580137$4,132,725Jan 19Toho-Towa
9221$4,062,170207$4,062,170May 31Sony Pictures Releasing
93Next$4,057,121150$4,057,121Apr 26GAGA.
94Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem$3,989,994391$9,675,956Dec 2820th Century Fox International
95The Witch of the West Is Dead$3,914,606159$3,914,606Jun 21Asmik Ace Entertainment
96Body of Lies$3,791,678313$9,651,930Dec 20Warner Bros.
97Nights in Rodanthe$3,786,028259$4,200,000Sep 27Warner Bros.
98Speed Racer$3,576,060450$3,576,060Jul 5Warner Bros.
9927 Dresses$3,481,655201$3,481,655May 3120th Century Fox International
100The Chasing World$3,475,27848$3,475,278Feb 2Phantom Film
101Tsuribaka nisshi 19$3,413,323179$3,413,323Oct 25Shochiku
102Sushi King Goes to New York$3,381,949300$3,381,949Apr 19Warner Bros.
103The Mist$3,355,677125$3,355,677May 10-
104Mr. Tadano's Secret Mission: From Japan with Love$3,234,351267$4,383,777Dec 6Shochiku
105Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$3,230,383327$3,230,383Feb 16Asmik Ace Entertainment
106Soreike! Anpanman: Yousei Rinrin no himitsu$3,201,824154$3,201,824Jul 12-
107Gou Gou, the Cat$3,066,947150$3,066,947Sep 6Asmik Ace Entertainment
108Meet the Robinsons$3,031,938338$8,628,347Dec 22Walt Disney Pictures
109Michael Clayton$2,945,969100$2,945,969Apr 12-
110The Taste of Fish$2,872,379259$2,872,379Jun 7Shochiku
111Sky of Love$2,806,123290$36,306,409Nov 3Toho
112Kids$2,769,232230$2,769,232Feb 2Toei Company
113Curse of the Golden Flower$2,631,287141$2,631,287Apr 12Warner Bros.
114Yama No Anata$2,572,195158$2,572,195May 24Toho
115Silk$2,570,534273$2,575,040Jan 19Asmik Ace Entertainment
116Tropic Thunder$2,513,642163$2,531,473Nov 22Paramount Pictures International
117Death Race$2,403,623226$2,431,258Nov 29Toho-Towa
118Lust, Caution$2,336,68177$2,336,681Feb 2Wise Policy
119No Country for Old Men$2,333,31941$3,316,927Mar 15Paramount Pictures International
120Eiga! Tamagotchi: Uchû ichi happy na monogatari!?$2,317,686255$5,684,606Dec 20Toho
121Samurai Gangsters$2,292,432203$2,292,432Sep 20Herald Film Company
122Wenny Has Wings$2,273,629207$2,273,629Apr 26Sony Pictures Releasing
123The Other Boleyn Girl$2,261,381148$3,631,190Oct 25-
124Bee Movie$2,182,194240$2,182,194Jan 26Asmik Ace Entertainment
125The Last Game: Waseda vs. Keiko$2,031,462143$2,031,462Aug 23Cine Quanon
126One Million Yen and the Nigamushi Woman
2008 Re-release
$1,925,00541$1,925,005Jul 19Nikkatsu
127Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,890,243473$1,890,243Aug 23Warner Bros.
128The Water Horse$1,808,297303$1,983,947Feb 1Sony Pictures Releasing
129Sing, Salmon, Sing!$1,797,387145$1,797,387Apr 5Nikkatsu
130Bleach the Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion$1,772,245225$6,915,595Dec 22Toho
1311408$1,753,618136$1,753,618Nov 22-
132The Incredible Hulk$1,692,037173$1,692,037Aug 1Sony Pictures Releasing
133Get Smart$1,690,730205$1,690,750Oct 11Warner Bros.
134The X Files: I Want to Believe$1,679,889254$2,967,507Nov 720th Century Fox International
135Saw V$1,672,155123$2,935,385Nov 28Asmik Ace Entertainment
136Bridge to Terabithia$1,656,738176$1,656,738Jan 26-
137Chacha$1,605,996272$3,372,123Dec 22Toei Company
138Wrestling with a Memory$1,602,461249$1,602,461Mar 1Toho
139Blindness$1,547,813140$2,942,217Nov 22GAGA.
140Untraceable$1,498,951137$1,498,951Apr 12Sony Pictures Releasing
141Double Trouble$1,489,997119$1,489,997Feb 2Cine Quanon
142Eiga de tôjô! Tamagotchi dokidoki! Uchû no maigotchi?!$1,445,712283$6,784,907Dec 15-
143Tsubaki Sanjûrô$1,425,116325$9,712,753Dec 1Toho
144Atonement$1,421,72318$1,421,723Apr 12Toho-Towa
145The Diving Bell and the Butterfly$1,395,21341$1,395,213Feb 9Asmik Ace Entertainment
146Made of Honor$1,293,292108$1,293,292Jul 12Sony Pictures Releasing
14728 Weeks Later$1,280,85786$1,283,662Jan 1920th Century Fox International
148The Shadow Spirit$1,266,688152$3,643,005Dec 22Toshiba Entertainment
149Fate$1,251,556118$1,251,556Oct 4Formula Entertainment
150When They Cry$1,150,19723$1,150,197May 10Phantom Film
151700 Days of Battle: Us vs. the Police$1,135,75893$1,714,745Apr 5GAGA.
152In the Valley of Elah$1,066,43049$1,066,430Jun 28-
153Hitman$971,441155$1,358,681Apr 1220th Century Fox International
154Juno$962,491111$1,329,749Jun 1420th Century Fox International
155Goya's Ghosts$947,51048$947,510Oct 4-
156Kekkon shiyou yo$942,87882$942,878Feb 2Shochiku
157CJ7$931,869190$931,869Jun 28Sony Pictures Releasing
158Still Walking$930,06418$1,351,534Jun 28Cine Quanon
159Shutter$906,498134$1,021,309Sep 620th Century Fox International
160Gekijô ban Gegege no Kitarô: Nippon bakuretsu$876,057218$3,194,037Dec 20Toei Company
161Evening$847,480102$929,223Feb 23Toshiba Entertainment
162The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford$833,52769$833,527Jan 12Warner Bros.
163The Nanny Diaries$831,916112$831,916Oct 11Showgate
164Achilles and the Tortoise$817,84181$817,841Sep 20-
165The Darjeeling Limited$812,46643$1,022,652Mar 820th Century Fox International
166Dragon Wars: D-War$808,454100$846,784Nov 29Sony Pictures Releasing
167Dive!!$807,109156$807,109Jun 14Herald Film Company
168Sanbongi nôgyô kôkô, bajutsubu: Mokume no uma to shôjo no jitsuwa$806,591101$806,591Oct 4Toei Company
169One Missed Call$785,31561$785,315Jul 19Herald Film Company
170Wild Hogs$776,73929$776,739Feb 9Walt Disney Pictures
171Into the Wild$741,48231$1,553,477Sep 6Style Jam
172There Will Be Blood$730,83028$887,763Apr 26Walt Disney Pictures
173Mirrors$657,007169$4,668,388Dec 2620th Century Fox International
174The Fure Fure Girl$648,770185$648,770Oct 11Shochiku
175Naoko$646,215121$646,215Feb 16Nikkatsu
176God's Puzzle$644,635198$644,635Jun 7Toei Company
177Eastern Promises$536,9398$743,947Jun 14Nikkatsu
178Vetka sireni$519,0897$719,102Apr 19GAGA.
179The Kite Runner$503,89919$503,899Feb 9Asmik Ace Entertainment
180Ghost in the Shell 2.0$489,8077$489,807Jul 12Warner Bros.
181Kung Fu Dunk$482,361125$482,361Aug 16Herald Film Company
182Blades of Glory$479,3626$682,924Dec 22GAGA.
183Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge$477,590122$477,590Jan 19Nikkatsu
184May 18$452,70122$452,701May 10Herald Film Company
185Snakes and Earrings$449,27326$449,273Sep 20GAGA.
186The Hunting Party$447,76979$447,709May 10-
187Tinker Bell$445,354176$4,818,895Dec 23Walt Disney Pictures
188Balls of Fury$422,33470$422,334Mar 22-
189The Illusionist$422,21317$422,213May 24-
190Starship Troopers 3: Marauder$415,10020$415,100Jul 19Sony Pictures Releasing
191The Jane Austen Book Club$407,0406$407,040Apr 12Sony Pictures Releasing
192Reign Over Me$404,84913$564,165Dec 22Sony Pictures Releasing
193Resident Evil: Degeneration$403,1173$403,117Oct 18Sony Pictures Releasing
194Surf's Up$402,685285$2,859,624Dec 15Sony Pictures Releasing
195Across the Universe$374,66019$374,660Aug 9-
196Dead Silence$369,50730$369,507Mar 22Toho-Towa
197American Masters: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens$356,7268$356,726Feb 16GAGA.
198Gurren Lagann the Movie: Childhood's End$351,85211$957,621Sep 6The Klockworx
199Shoot 'Em Up$350,14439$350,144May 31-
200Before the Devil Knows You're Dead$317,0214$390,034Oct 11Sony Pictures Releasing