Japanese Box Office For 2009

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Rookies the Movie: Graduation$87,999,688428$87,999,688May 30Toho
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$76,291,034845$83,776,293Jul 17Warner Bros.
3Red Cliff II$54,475,936729$56,374,881Apr 10Toho-Towa
4This Is It$51,654,681323$57,073,792Oct 28Sony Pictures Releasing
5Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life$48,687,041366$48,687,041Jul 18Toho
620th Century Boys 3: Redemption$48,134,725374$48,134,725Aug 29Toho
7Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance$40,303,632122$40,303,632Jun 27The Klockworx
82012$38,346,993612$42,626,869Nov 20Sony Pictures Releasing
9Amalfi: Rewards of the Goddess$37,670,889357$37,670,889Jul 18Toho
10Up$36,895,258664$51,920,149Dec 5-
11One Piece: Strong World$36,552,102194$48,192,309Dec 12Toei Company
12Angels & Demons$34,229,580723$34,229,580May 15Sony Pictures Releasing
13Gokusen: The Movie$33,963,369409$33,963,369Jul 11Toho
14April Bride$31,679,102310$31,679,102May 9Toho
15Yatterman$30,361,348312$30,365,792Mar 7Shochiku
16Crows Zero II$29,865,854314$29,865,854Apr 11Toho
17Terminator Salvation$29,428,896697$33,869,677Jun 13Sony Pictures Releasing
18The Unbroken$29,000,322403$29,000,322Oct 24Toho
19Mamma Mia!$27,597,385340$27,597,385Jan 30Toho-Towa
20Departures$25,642,813221$61,010,217Sep 13Shochiku
21The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$25,400,000427$25,400,000Feb 7Warner Bros.
22Mt. Tsurugidake$25,134,437308$25,134,437Jun 13Toei Company
23Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler$24,248,943306$24,248,943Oct 10Toho
24I Give My First Love to You$23,942,259302$23,942,259Oct 24Toho
25Doraemon the Movie: The New Records of Nobita's Spaceblazer$23,822,158364$23,825,776Mar 7Toho
26Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$22,707,567658$22,707,567Jun 20Paramount Pictures International
27Quantum of Solace$21,685,734346$21,685,734Jan 24Sony Pictures Releasing
28Hachi: A Dog's Tale$20,025,195349$20,025,195Aug 8Shochiku
29Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker$19,418,091345$19,418,091Aug 8Toei Company
30Ballad$19,277,195331$19,277,195Sep 5Toho
31Avatar$19,215,858840$170,640,248Dec 2320th Century Fox International
32Drop$18,804,532167$19,611,028Mar 20Herald Film Company
33A Christmas Carol$17,601,649516$17,601,649Nov 14-
34Summer Wars$17,425,019129$17,425,019Aug 1Warner Bros.
35Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$16,596,382625$21,496,544Aug 1420th Century Fox International
36Bolt$16,537,605483$16,537,605Aug 1-
37WALL·E$14,646,420459$44,005,222Dec 5-
38No More Cry$14,074,814303$14,074,814Nov 14Toho
39Goemon$13,298,131313$14,374,689May 1Shochiku
40Changeling$12,469,364301$12,946,062Feb 20Toho-Towa
41Kamen Rider Movie War 2010: Kamen Rider vs. Kamen Rider W & Decade$12,365,785293$16,035,761Dec 12Toei Company
42Kamui$11,879,118309$11,879,118Sep 19Shochiku
43Slumdog Millionaire$11,259,272120$11,259,272Apr 18GAGA
44Valkyrie$10,738,379326$12,118,887Mar 20Toho-Towa
45Zero no shôten$10,627,512322$10,627,512Nov 14Toho
46Gran Torino$10,187,296273$10,187,296Apr 25Warner Bros.
47Eiga Kureyon Shinchan: Otakebe! Kasukabe yasei-oukoku
2009 Re-release
$10,097,019323$10,097,019Apr 18Toho
48Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$10,068,376438$10,068,376Mar 14Paramount Pictures International
49Knowing$9,610,829321$10,311,799Jul 10Toho-Towa
50Fast & Furious$9,491,437323$10,198,630Oct 9Toho-Towa
51Budda saitan$9,260,270194$9,260,270Oct 17Toei Company
52Che: Part One$9,054,164284$9,053,079Jan 10GAGA
53Castle Under Fiery Skies$8,839,902273$8,839,902Sep 12Toei Company
54The Day the Earth Stood Still$8,789,486655$25,096,478Dec 1920th Century Fox International
55X-Men Origins: Wolverine$8,703,660518$9,303,728Sep 1120th Century Fox International
56The Triumphant Return of General Rouge$8,610,034301$8,611,471Mar 7Toho
57Fresh Precure!$8,341,362159$8,341,362Oct 31Toei Company
58Seven Pounds$8,311,706327$8,311,706Feb 21Sony Pictures Releasing
59The Taking of Pelham 123$8,261,565308$8,261,565Sep 4Sony Pictures Releasing
60G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$8,261,345385$8,872,480Aug 7United International Pictures (UIP)
61Precure Allstars DX$8,078,274156$9,099,922Mar 20Toei Company
62The Vulture$7,937,312267$7,937,312Jun 6Toho
63My Sister's Keeper$7,925,276301$8,241,290Oct 9GAGA
64Dragonball Evolution$7,816,319540$8,451,374Mar 13-
65Dear My Love$7,816,156190$7,816,156May 16Toho
66Naruto Shippûden: The Lost Tower$7,796,864266$7,796,864Aug 1Toho
67Gekijouban Pengin no mondai: Shiawase no aoi tori de gopennasai$7,522,074308$7,522,074Sep 19Toho
68Marley & Me$7,102,069439$7,536,297Mar 2720th Century Fox International
69Super Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Battleship$7,062,015170$7,510,661May 1Toei Company
70Mamoru Yonezawa the Scientific Criminal Investigation Officer$6,956,095193$6,956,095Mar 28Toei Company
71Coco Before Chanel$6,745,385232$7,045,089Sep 18Warner Bros.
72Public Enemies$6,520,009328$7,842,138Dec 12Toho-Towa
73MW$6,450,631250$6,450,631Jul 4GAGA
74Inglourious Basterds$6,237,232315$6,604,511Nov 21Toho-Towa
75Transporter 3$6,080,399161$6,080,399Aug 8Asmik Ace Entertainment
76Burn After Reading$5,882,497297$6,159,523Apr 24GAGA
77Battle Under Orion$5,474,8213,019$5,474,821Jun 13Toho
78High School Musical 3$5,455,000196$5,455,000Feb 7-
79The Hovering Blade$5,111,040215$5,111,040Oct 10Toei Company
80Oppai Volleyball$5,044,796252$5,044,796Apr 18Warner Bros.
81Symbol$5,033,714242$5,033,714Sep 12Shochiku
82The Reader$5,020,409291$5,317,138Jun 19-
83Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends - The Movie$4,926,149135$6,161,665Dec 12Warner Bros.
84Macross Frontier: The False Songstress$4,839,21631$4,839,216Nov 21The Klockworx
85Tajomaru: Avenging Blade$4,756,610305$4,756,610Sep 12Warner Bros.
86Nodame Cantabile: The Movie II$4,548,686409$42,694,088Dec 19Toho
87Monsters vs. Aliens$4,337,518398$4,337,518Jul 11Paramount Pictures International
88Revolutionary Road$4,181,251267$4,181,251Jan 24Paramount Pictures International
89Body of Lies$4,138,741313$9,651,930Dec 20Warner Bros.
90Watchmen$4,035,072218$4,035,072Mar 28Paramount Pictures International
91Taken$3,991,181239$3,991,181Aug 2220th Century Fox International
92Villon's Wife$3,849,402159$3,849,402Oct 10Toho
93Feel the Wind$3,581,084240$3,581,084Oct 31Shochiku
94The Fourth Kind$3,501,293238$5,064,696Dec 18Warner Bros.
95Like a Dragon
2009 Re-release
$3,406,014168$3,406,967Mar 7Herald Film Company
96The Ugly Truth$3,230,456159$3,230,456Sep 18Sony Pictures Releasing
97Che: Part Two$3,203,386287$3,203,386Jan 31GAGA
98He's Just Not That Into You$3,191,585166$3,191,585Aug 1Warner Bros.
99I Come with the Rain$3,140,797117$3,140,797Jun 6GAGA
100A Pierrot$3,136,065173$3,548,304Apr 25Asmik Ace Entertainment
101Hottarake no shima - Haruka to maho no kagami$3,130,376211$3,130,376Aug 22Toho
102Confessions of a Shopaholic$2,987,082232$2,987,082May 30-
103Dear Doctor$2,919,85150$2,919,851Jun 20Asmik Ace Entertainment
104Baby, Baby, Baby!$2,892,641227$2,892,641May 23Toei Company
105The Proposal$2,747,112221$2,914,626Oct 16-
106Kamogawa Horumo: Battle League in Kyoto$2,730,680152$2,730,680Apr 18Shochiku
107Mirrors$2,610,432169$4,668,388Dec 2620th Century Fox International
108Yatterman
2009 Re-release
$2,531,422210$2,531,422Aug 22Shochiku
109Twilight$2,530,714200$2,530,714Apr 4Asmik Ace Entertainment
110Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection$2,462,111213$4,319,940Dec 12Toho
111Eiga! Tamagotchi: Uchû ichi happy na monogatari!?$2,293,059255$5,684,606Dec 20Toho
112The International$2,283,016280$2,283,016Apr 4Sony Pictures Releasing
113Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$2,255,763129$2,255,763Sep 19Sony Pictures Releasing
114Bedtime Stories$2,105,693267$2,552,699Mar 20-
115Killer Bride's Perfect Crime$2,067,393156$2,067,393Sep 12Toho
116The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,927,976197$1,927,976Nov 28Asmik Ace Entertainment
117Zen$1,923,19570$2,877,113Jan 10Herald Film Company
118The Final Destination$1,911,473100$1,911,473Oct 17GAGA
119Street Kings$1,875,477194$1,875,477Feb 1420th Century Fox International
120Soreike! Anpanman: Dadandan to futago no hoshi$1,853,535153$1,853,535Jul 4-
121State of Play$1,777,439278$1,977,334May 22Toho-Towa
122Vicky Cristina Barcelona$1,752,32971$1,752,329-Asmik Ace Entertainment
123Listen to My Heart$1,671,352181$1,671,352Oct 10Shochiku
124The Laughing Policeman$1,520,973233$1,520,973Nov 14Toei Company
125Sideways$1,505,324183$1,505,324Oct 3120th Century Fox International
126Drag Me to Hell$1,380,042152$1,514,604Nov 6GAGA
127Rain Fall$1,348,221280$1,348,221Apr 25Sony Pictures Releasing
128The Rebound$1,348,149186$1,480,902Nov 27Warner Bros.
129Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,293,196233$1,293,196Jul 2520th Century Fox International
130Go Find a Psychic!$1,282,399150$1,282,399Nov 21Toho
131Genkai in a Black Company$1,172,26699$1,172,266Nov 21Asmik Ace Entertainment
132Red Cliff$1,128,721548$52,418,016Nov 1Toho-Towa
133Saw VI$1,096,61659$1,261,182Nov 6Asmik Ace Entertainment
134Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva$1,074,959311$6,112,698Dec 19Toho
135Yes Man$1,063,894177$1,249,449Mar 20Warner Bros.
136Tinker Bell$1,004,501176$4,818,895Dec 23-
137Rocketmen$935,389104$1,252,851Aug 21Sony Pictures Releasing
138The Time Traveler's Wife$933,360180$933,360Oct 24Warner Bros.
139My Rainy Days$868,360121$868,360Nov 7GAGA
140Astro Boy$864,683208$864,683Oct 10-
141Snow Prince$837,724235$837,724Dec 12Shochiku
142The Shock Labyrinth 3D$805,63885$805,638Oct 16Asmik Ace Entertainment
143Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure$777,072162$1,447,806Nov 23-
144Passengers$710,00063$710,000Mar 7Toshiba Entertainment
145A Tale of Ululu's Wonderful Forest$672,161324$5,509,441Dec 19Toho
146The Wrestler$578,93337$578,933Jun 13-
147Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li$554,100109$554,100Feb 28GAGA
14817 Again$534,266129$534,266May 16Warner Bros.
149Julie & Julia$520,00215$1,144,317Dec 12Sony Pictures Releasing
150Air Doll$507,03830$846,373Sep 26Asmik Ace Entertainment
151Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden$505,3497$505,349Nov 28Asmik Ace Entertainment
152Cadillac Records$496,11410$496,114Aug 15Sony Pictures Releasing
153The Good the Bad the Weird$426,75798$426,757Aug 29Showgate
154Sanpei the Fisher Boy$406,602239$617,963Mar 20Toei Company
155Rachel Getting Married$361,9917$361,991Apr 18Sony Pictures Releasing
156Blood: The Last Vampire$347,960240$473,992May 29Asmik Ace Entertainment
157Crank: High Voltage$330,84930$330,849Sep 26Sony Pictures Releasing
158Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$325,80750$325,807Mar 14Sony Pictures Releasing
159Pool$314,34342$314,343Sep 12-
160Friday the 13th$286,50064$836,450Feb 13Paramount Pictures International
161Beverly Hills Chihuahua$277,167106$362,899May 1-
162Yamagata Scream$274,849119$274,849Jul 1GAGA
163Bare Essence of Life Ultra-Miracle Love Story$266,88026$266,880Jun 6-
164Land of the Lost$257,695118$293,076Sep 18Toho-Towa
165E. Yazawa Rock$256,25038$256,250Nov 21Toei Company
166Race to Witch Mountain$249,637120$249,637--
167Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike$230,91734$941,610Oct 3-
168The Warlords$190,59855$270,278May 8-
169Toad's Oil$190,36678$190,366Jun 6-
170Bangkok Dangerous$182,25265$182,252May 9-
171Frost/Nixon$180,62714$180,627Mar 28Toho-Towa
172Hell Ride$176,52025$176,520Jan 17-
173Milk$173,61158$173,611Apr 18-
174The Pink Panther 2$171,56629$171,566Apr 11Sony Pictures Releasing
175Duplicity$153,69770$241,574May 1Toho-Towa
176Premonition
2009 Re-release
$150,47738$150,477Jan 31The Klockworx
177Chasing My Girl$145,34353$145,343Nov 7-
178Our Wonderful Days$137,468100$137,468Nov 7-
179Dumbeast$132,35739$132,357May 16GAGA
180Good Bye, My Secret Friend$123,42744$123,427Jun 20-
181Against the Dark$83,0546$83,054Oct 3Sony Pictures Releasing
182Journey to the Center of the Earth$79,800106$8,494,537Oct 25GAGA
183Punisher: War Zone$70,4737$70,473Apr 18Sony Pictures Releasing
184Before the Devil Knows You're Dead$65,3754$390,034Oct 11Sony Pictures Releasing
185Ponyo$65,283481$164,565,997Jul 19Toho
186The Art of War II: Betrayal$61,7736$61,773Sep 12Sony Pictures Releasing
187Fly Me to the Moon 3D$42,60546$42,605Mar 28-
188Dragon Wars: D-War$23,332100$846,784Nov 29Sony Pictures Releasing
189Tropic Thunder$16,471163$2,531,473Nov 22Paramount Pictures International