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Japan’s BO heading for record year

11 December 2010

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Japan’s BO heading for record year

Boosted by 3-D movies and a series of local blockbusters, Japan’s 2010 box office receipts are at record levels.

In 2004, box office reached a record ¥210.9 billion. Analysts at Japan’s Nikkei newspaper estimates that box office receipts could cross ¥220 billion in 2010.

3-D films dominated the box office charts this year. Avatar was number one for nine consecutive weeks, Alice in Wonderland for seven, and local action adventure Umizaru 3 for six.

A total of three local films crossed $10m in their opening weekends, Umizaru 3, animation The Borrower Arrietty and Bayside Shakedown 3: Set the Guys Loose!.

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