Japanese Box Office For 2012

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Brave Hearts: Umizaru$88,328,985450$91,331,832Jul 13Toho
2Thermae Romae$74,091,903323$74,091,903Apr 28Toho
3Bayside Shakedown the Final$69,728,169452$72,834,411Sep 7Toho
4Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo$58,119,825223$59,891,241Nov 17The Klockworx
5Wolf Children$52,544,777381$52,544,777Jul 21Toho
6One Piece: Z$51,471,959311$72,822,122Dec 15Toei Company
7Resident Evil: Retribution$45,799,866775$48,340,948Sep 14Sony Pictures Releasing
8Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~$44,649,222359$44,649,222Mar 3Toho
9Gekijouban Tenpesuto 3D
2012 Re-release
$44,057,737357$44,057,737Jul 14Toho
10Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker$41,439,875351$41,439,875Apr 14Toho
11Always: Sunset on Third Street '64$40,757,117473$40,757,117Jan 21Toho
12Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$37,879,066637$69,695,185Dec 16Paramount Pictures International
13Men in Black 3$37,310,606981$38,912,742May 25Toho-Towa
14The Amazing Spider-Man$35,171,0301,090$39,276,607Jun 30Sony Pictures Releasing
15Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins$34,810,486327$36,798,585Aug 25Warner Bros.
16The Avengers$33,972,602845$33,019,883Aug 14Walt Disney Pictures
17The Floating Castle$31,594,109328$31,967,471Nov 2Toho
18SPEC: Heaven$29,023,960281$29,023,960Apr 7Toho
19We Were There: True Love$28,876,929297$28,876,929Mar 17Toho
20Dark Shadows$27,084,868572$27,084,868May 19Warner Bros.
21Lesson of the Evil$26,603,093309$25,936,949Nov 10Toho
22Skyfall$24,846,401578$32,497,509Dec 1Sony Pictures Releasing
23Liar Game: Reborn$24,549,726318$24,549,726Mar 3Toho
24Helter Skelter$24,231,554206$24,231,554Jul 14Asmik Ace Entertainment
25The Dark Knight Rises$23,069,230546$24,115,087Jul 28Warner Bros.
26Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$23,041,272541$25,644,401Aug 1Paramount Pictures International
27Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$22,772,632464$22,772,632Mar 10Walt Disney Pictures
28Hotaru the Movie: It's Only a Little Light in My Life$22,720,794316$22,720,794Jun 9Toho
29We Were There: True Love
2012 Re-release
$20,762,157297$20,762,157Apr 21Toho
30In Time$20,595,673427$21,565,348Feb 1720th Century Fox International
31Snow White and the Huntsman$20,235,933572$21,172,247Jun 15Toho-Towa
32The Wings of the Kirin$19,773,978377$19,773,978Jan 28Toho
33Until the Break of Dawn$19,585,809307$19,585,809Oct 6Toho
34Space Brothers$19,248,130322$19,248,130May 5Toei Company
35Super Hero Taisen: Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai$18,973,831295$18,973,831Apr 21Toei Company
36Dearest$18,295,296339$26,697,025Aug 25Toho
37The Intouchables$18,136,785139$18,136,785Sep 1GAGA
38Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie$17,278,965262$17,278,965Jul 28Toho
39Battleship$17,253,344549$18,128,606Apr 13Toho-Towa
40Beyond Outrage$16,995,152452$16,995,152Oct 6Warner Bros.
41Sadako 3D$16,862,420226$16,862,420May 12-
42Prometheus$16,054,822768$21,816,409Aug 2420th Century Fox International
43A Chorus of Angels$15,568,034331$15,568,034Nov 3Toei Company
44Love for Beginners$15,462,294301$19,499,312Dec 8Toho
45The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo$15,046,938431$15,802,569Feb 10Sony Pictures Releasing
46Robo Jî$14,583,603278$14,583,603Jan 14Toho
47The Eight Rangers$14,013,405155$14,013,405Jul 28Toho
48Puss in Boots$13,758,233520$13,758,233Mar 16Paramount Pictures International
49Chronicle of My Mother$13,557,108223$13,557,108Apr 28Shochiku
50Les Misérables$12,739,212366$62,095,942Dec 21Toho-Towa
51Total Recall$12,047,902411$12,887,141Aug 10Sony Pictures Releasing
52Precure All Stars New Stage Movie: Friends of the Future$11,848,319172$11,848,319Mar 17Toei Company
53Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet$11,808,418311$17,969,314Dec 23Toei Company
54Eiga Kureyon Shinchan: Arashi o yobu! Ora to uchuu to purinsesu$11,782,573330$11,782,573Apr 14Toho
55Brave$11,135,951563$11,135,951Jul 21Walt Disney Pictures
56Kamen Rider Movie War Ultimatum: Kamen Rider vs. Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze$10,569,327300$13,105,773Dec 8Toei Company
57The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$10,458,552878$19,213,976Dec 14Warner Bros.
58Hugo$10,397,115508$11,695,447Mar 1Paramount Pictures International
59Eiga Sumairu Purikyua!: Ehon no naka wa minna chiguhagu!$10,379,456172$10,379,456Oct 27Toei Company
60Friends: Naki on the Monster Island$10,207,153334$18,760,582Dec 17Toho
61Super Hero Taisen: Kamen Rider vs. Super Sentai
2012 Re-release
$9,974,912305$15,533,910Aug 4Toei Company
62The Iron Lady$9,868,598206$10,302,625Mar 17GAGA
63Girls for Keeps$9,754,995286$9,754,995May 26Toho
64Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer$9,405,840326$9,405,840Sep 15-
65The Expendables 2$9,119,887545$9,119,887Oct 20Shochiku
66The Last Message$8,736,200256$8,736,200Jun 30Toei Company
67The Lorax$8,182,759528$8,182,759Oct 6Toho-Towa
68The Bourne Legacy$8,071,087501$8,816,757Sep 28Toho-Towa
69Eiga Kaibutsukun$8,037,701446$39,766,344Nov 26Toho
70Humanoid Monster, Bem the Movie$7,842,861331$12,628,578Dec 15Toho
71Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home$7,713,159314$7,713,159Feb 11Toei Company
72Beautiful World$7,641,409270$7,641,409Nov 17Toho
73Wrath of the Titans$7,638,624541$7,638,624Apr 21Warner Bros.
74The Mystical Laws$7,408,190212$7,408,190Oct 6-
75War Horse$7,196,531336$7,675,193Mar 3Walt Disney Pictures
76Akko's Secret$7,150,135217$7,150,135Sep 1Shochiku
77John Carter$7,120,536696$7,528,236Apr 13Walt Disney Pictures
78This Means War$6,874,917428$7,358,824Apr 2020th Century Fox International
79Gekijouban Inazuma irebun Go: Kyuukyoku no kizuna Gurifon
2011 Re-release
$6,819,449374$14,180,109Dec 23Toho
80Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie$6,688,303266$6,688,303Jan 21Toho
81Inazuma Eleven: The Movie$6,609,880270$7,243,674Dec 1Toho
82The Final Judgement$6,200,881201$6,200,881Jun 2-
83Ace Attorney$6,145,395275$6,145,395Feb 11Toho
84Ultraman Saga$6,120,006369$6,120,006Mar 24Shochiku
85Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close$6,109,517309$6,109,517Feb 18Warner Bros.
86Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
2012 3D Release
$5,929,248617$6,604,041Mar 1620th Century Fox International
87Magic Tree House$5,747,918178$5,747,918Jan 7GAGA
88Gekijo-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Rising$5,747,13394$5,747,133Sep 22Shochiku
89Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings$5,635,89043$5,635,890Oct 6-
90Another$5,588,517230$5,588,517Aug 4Toho
91Frankenweenie$5,520,073489$7,287,912Dec 15Walt Disney Pictures
92Kagi-dorobô no mesoddo$5,463,837148$5,463,837Sep 15The Klockworx
93Genji monogatari: Sennen no nazo$5,455,850414$17,295,465Dec 10Toho
94Fly with the Gold$5,443,725192$5,443,725Nov 3Shochiku
95Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$5,386,113240$5,667,435Nov 9Paramount Pictures International
96Home: The House Imp$5,304,736249$5,304,736Apr 28Toei Company
97K-On! The Movie$5,107,170137$21,419,792Dec 3Shochiku
98Nihon rettou: Ikimonotachi no monogatari$5,059,460276$5,059,460Jan 14Toho
99Kamen Rider Fourze: Everyone, Space is Here!$5,049,047302$18,982,811Dec 10Toei Company
100Real Steel$5,046,562514$17,887,068Dec 9Walt Disney Pictures
101We Bought a Zoo$5,019,931457$5,326,606Jun 820th Century Fox International
102Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's$4,950,63351$4,950,633Jul 14Asmik Ace Entertainment
103A Letter to Momo$4,818,264276$4,969,070Apr 21-
104The Hunger Games$4,715,426565$5,071,758Sep 28-
105Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$4,686,895405$5,568,330Nov 120th Century Fox International
106Titanic
2012 3D Release
$4,685,705460$4,846,836Apr 720th Century Fox International
107Soreike! Anpanman: Yomigaere Bananajima$4,604,003135$4,604,003Jul 7-
108Larry Crowne$4,294,459315$4,685,526May 11Walt Disney Pictures
109Dreams for Sale$4,044,144166$4,044,144Sep 8Asmik Ace Entertainment
110Mirror Mirror$3,991,668191$4,237,103Sep 14GAGA
111Documentary of AKB48: Show Must Go On$3,984,15294$3,984,152Jan 27-
112Ushijima the Loan Shark$3,928,891137$3,928,891Aug 25-
113Safe House$3,833,538248$4,198,743Sep 7Toho-Towa
114Tower Heist$3,773,669216$4,056,777Feb 3Toho-Towa
115Man on a Ledge$3,758,102305$3,758,102Jul 7Walt Disney Pictures
116Wild 7$3,735,710292$7,464,912Dec 21Warner Bros.
117Trouble with the Curve$3,718,929251$4,275,148Nov 23Warner Bros.
118You're My Pet$3,682,09692$3,682,096Jan 21Toho-Towa
119J. Edgar$3,558,295138$3,558,295Jan 28Warner Bros.
120The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$3,455,688206$3,455,688Feb 25-
121The Lady Shogun and Her Men
2012 Re-release
$3,433,737308$6,715,094Dec 22Shochiku
122Black Dawn$3,354,099236$3,354,099Jun 2Toei Company
123Arakawa Under the Bridge$3,348,319172$3,348,319Feb 4Sony Pictures Releasing
124The Artist$3,288,085179$3,288,085Apr 7GAGA
125Argo$3,040,065115$4,589,196Oct 26Walt Disney Pictures
126Paranormal Activity 4$2,907,257156$3,296,855Nov 1Paramount Pictures International
127The Descendants$2,877,367227$3,120,338May 1820th Century Fox International
128The Life of Budori Gusuko$2,868,421241$2,868,421Jul 7Warner Bros.
129Ouran High School Host Club$2,821,766149$2,821,766Mar 17Sony Pictures Releasing
130Go, Masao!$2,817,594231$2,817,594Jun 23Shochiku
131Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$2,795,435176$2,795,435Mar 31Warner Bros.
132Mai wei$2,767,504300$2,767,504Jan 14Toei Company
133009 Re: Cyborg$2,711,091125$2,711,091Oct 27-
134I Have to Buy New Shoes$2,665,054203$2,665,054Oct 6Toei Company
135New Year's Eve$2,454,956241$6,621,308Dec 23Warner Bros.
136Crow's Thumb$2,410,742279$2,853,528Nov 2320th Century Fox International
137Resident Evil: Damnation$2,325,035179$2,325,035Oct 27Sony Pictures Releasing
138The Raven$2,319,024259$2,573,374Oct 12Walt Disney Pictures
139Train Brain Express$2,137,888204$2,137,888Mar 24Toei Company
140A Ghost of a Chance$2,131,368427$53,982,636Oct 29Toho
141Library War: Wings of Revolution$2,091,30930$2,091,309Jun 16-
142Strike Witches the Movie$1,997,13618$1,997,136Mar 17-
143Afro Tanaka$1,872,72772$1,872,727Feb 18Showgate
144The Adventures of Tintin$1,826,206895$13,513,900Dec 1Toho-Towa
145Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie$1,810,856172$1,810,856Oct 20Toei Company
146Midnight in Paris$1,783,66646$1,783,666May 26-
147Bakaleya High School$1,780,75873$1,780,758Oct 13Showgate
148Hotel Transylvania$1,764,089204$1,764,089Sep 29Sony Pictures Releasing
149Fright Night$1,606,049444$1,606,049Jan 7Walt Disney Pictures
150The Kirishima Thing$1,588,242132$1,588,242Aug 11Showgate
151Johnny English Reborn$1,530,015126$1,530,015Jan 21Toho-Towa
152The Vow$1,429,080203$1,619,266Jun 1Sony Pictures Releasing
153Bread of Happiness$1,403,49147$1,659,800Jan 28Asmik Ace Entertainment
154Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King$1,348,35293$1,348,352Feb 4Warner Bros.
155The Help$1,274,323103$1,274,323Mar 31Walt Disney Pictures
156Underworld Awakening$1,225,247177$1,351,034Feb 24Sony Pictures Releasing
157Lockout$1,220,804128$1,524,094Nov 23Shochiku
158Themis$1,220,24979$1,220,249Jan 14GAGA
159Soul Surfer$1,165,126170$1,165,126Jun 9Walt Disney Pictures
160Act of Valor$1,138,16553$1,259,474Jun 22GAGA
161Welcome Home, Hayabusa$1,080,837463$1,080,837Mar 10Shochiku
162Tug of War!$1,063,026253$3,026,813Nov 23Toho
163Nakajima Miyuki Live: Utatabi gekijouban$1,011,18158$1,011,181May 12-
164Blood-C: The Last Dark$846,26124$846,261Jun 2Shochiku
165The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$817,065151$4,083,596Dec 28-
166Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King
2012 Re-release
$804,25893$804,258Jun 23Warner Bros.
167The Rum Diary$784,355124$784,355Jun 30Showgate
168Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix$768,53373$768,533Aug 18Shochiku
169The Terminal Trust$745,039264$745,039Oct 27Toho
170The Drudgery Train$683,05673$683,056Jul 14Toei Company
171Carnage$651,91713$651,917Feb 18Sony Pictures Releasing
172Beyond the Oneday - Story of 2PM and 2AM$624,08445$624,084Jun 30-
173Restless$593,58620$845,452Dec 23Sony Pictures Releasing
174Futtkastu Ozaki Yutaka Yokohama Arena$501,74466$501,744Dec 1-
175Code Geass: Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Arrives$447,63030$447,630Aug 4Showgate
176Eiga Juerupetto: Suîtsu dansu purinsesu$355,395106$355,395Aug 11Toho
177Drive$348,30453$348,304Mar 31-
178For Love's Sake$342,330153$342,330Jun 16-
179The Woodsman and the Rain$312,54270$312,542Feb 11-
180Gekijouban Tenpesuto 3D
2012 Re-release
$306,607157$449,518Jan 28-
181Rock of Ages$290,06598$366,103Sep 21Warner Bros.
182The Ides of March$287,70171$287,701Mar 31Shochiku
183The Woman in Black$258,562109$258,562Dec 1-
184The Lucky One$238,767127$238,767Jun 12Warner Bros.
185The Double$214,69955$214,699Feb 25-
186Blazing Famiglia$214,039146$214,039Sep 8Toei Company
187Moneyball$204,673329$11,499,680Nov 11Sony Pictures Releasing
188Starship Troopers: Invasion$193,42518$193,425Jul 21Sony Pictures Releasing
189Jack and Jill$193,32419$193,324Jan 21Sony Pictures Releasing
190Always$178,68927$178,689Jun 30-
191Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$178,28361$178,283Dec 8GAGA
192One Day$177,51742$177,517Jun 23Asmik Ace Entertainment
193Crossroads$119,495211$6,943,105Dec 3Shochiku
194Sûpu: Umarekawari no monogatari$112,09533$112,095Jul 7-
195G'mor Evian!$92,99972$430,683Dec 15Showgate
19630 Minutes or Less$26,2827$114,834Dec 3Sony Pictures Releasing
197Arthur Christmas$224292$1,598,340Nov 23Sony Pictures Releasing
198Friends with Benefits$8648$520,303Oct 1Sony Pictures Releasing