List of highest-grossing films in Japan

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The following is a list of the highest-grossing films in Japan. This list only accounts for the films' theatrical box office earning and not their ancillary revenues (i.e. home video rental and sales and television broadcast).

Films with earnings over ¥10 billion
Rank Title Gross
(¥ billion)
Year Ref
01 Japan Spirited Away 30.80 2001 [1]
02 Titanic 26.20 1997 [2]
03 Frozen 25.48 2014 [3]
04 Japan Your Name film currently playing 24.94 2016 [1]
05 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 20.30 2001 [4]
06 Japan Howl's Moving Castle 19.60 2004 [5]
07 Japan Princess Mononoke 19.30 1997 [5]
08 Japan Bayside Shakedown 2 17.35 2003 [6]
09 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 17.30 2002 [6]
10 Avatar 15.60 2009 [7]
11 Japan Ponyo 15.50 2008 [8]
12 The Last Samurai 13.70 2003 [9]
13 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 13.50 1982 [10]
Armageddon 13.50 1998 [10]
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 13.50 2004 [9]
16 Jurassic Park 12.85 1993 [10]
17 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 12.70 1999 [10]
18 Japan The Wind Rises 12.02 2013 [11]
19 Alice in Wonderland 11.80 2010 [7]
20 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 11.63 2015 [1]
25 Beauty and the Beast film currently playing 11.42 2017 [1]
22 Japan Antarctica 11.00 1983 [1]
The Matrix Reloaded 11.00 2003 [6]
Finding Nemo 11.00 2003 [9]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11.00 2005 [12]
26 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 10.90 2007 [13]
27 Toy Story 3 10.80 2010 [7]
28 Independence Day 10.65 1996 [1]
29 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10.32 2004 [14]
30 Japan Bayside Shakedown: The Movie 10.10 1998 [15]
31 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 10.02 2006 [16]
Japan indicates the film is a Japanese production.
  film currently playing Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 23 June 2017 in Japanese theaters.

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ Negishi, Mayumi (20 May 2006). "Opus Dei revels in chance to explain itself". The Japan Times. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
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  11. ^ "Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' top earning film in Japan in 2013". Japan Today. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Box Office Leaders – 2006". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
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  14. ^ "Box Office Leaders – 2004". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  15. ^ Ryall, Julian (27 November 2007). "'Shakedown' team on 'Guardian' case". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "'Pirates' tops 10 billion yen mark". Variety. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2014.