Top 5 Highest-Grossing Movies in Japan (All Time), Top Commercially Successful Movies in Japan.

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As we all know how “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” is making its presence felt while it breaks all the movie records possible. As the movie is on its way to grab the crown of the highest-grossing movie in Japan, we are looking at the current highest-grossing movies in the Japanese nation today.

  • Spirited Away

Spirited Away, The Highest Grossing Movie In Japan

Holding the crown is “Spirited Away,” the 2001 animated fantasy film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli.

The movie won many accolades during its initial run, including Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” at the 75th Academy Awards and Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.

No wonder the movie still holds the crown of being the top shelf of highest-grossing movies in Japan. The movie currently gross ¥ 30.80 billion in Japan.

The story revolves around ten-year-old Chihiro, who, with her parents, on their way to a new home, stops between to check-in a mysterious world which leads the parents to turn into pigs and Chihiro gets lost in a world that bestows on the other side of the tunnel.

The movie is available to stream on Netflix.

  • Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

Demon Slayer : The Mugen Train, the second highest grossing movie in Japan.

Only released in Japan, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is already rocking the theatres and managed to grab the second spot on the list of highest-grossing movies in the shortest amount of time.

The movie is already earning massive accolades, and its further release to other countries is only going to result in more success—the movie is currently gross ¥ 30.29 billion in Japan.

The movie serves as a sequel and continuation to season 1 of Demon Slayer. Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke are assigned on a mission to assist Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku inside a train to hunt a demon that has managed to kill more than 40 demon slayers.

  • Titanic

Titanic, the third highest grossing movie in japan


Well, who hasn’t heard or don’t know about Titanic, directed by James Cameron, which is considered one of the classics and most memorable movies that have defined cinemas. The movie earned several accolades upon its release and managed to grab 11 academy awards.

Japan also welcomed the movie with all its heart and cried their heart out at the end. The movie currently gross ¥26.20 billion.

The movie revolves around seventeen-year-old Rose, who hails from an aristocratic family and boards Titanic, where she meets Jack Dawson, with whom she falls in love.

  •  Frozen

Frozen, the fourth highest grossing movie in Japan

Released in 2013, Disney’s 3D computer-animated fantasy film has been welcomed whole-heartedly by Japan. The movie has itself managed to grab several accolades and another sequel.

The story revolves around Anna, who is on a journey to find her sister Elsa who can turn any object into Ice.

Two academy awards from which one for best-animated feature, a Golden Globe for a best-animated feature, A Bafta, and five Annie Awards. Thus, what else to say. Japan, being a fan of animation, heavily appreciated the Disney movie.

The movie currently gross ¥25.48 in Japan. The movie is available on Disney Plus.

  • Your Name

Your Name, the fifth highest grossing movie in Japan

The Japanese animated romance that touched every single chord of the viewers and managed to surprise them time by time was none other than “Your Name.” The unique storyline put into a romance genre was completely out of the box itself, which led the movie to be a part of Japan’s highest-grossing movies.

The movie revolves around two teenagers who form a connection upon swapping their bodies. The complications arrive when they decide to meet each other—the movie currently gross ¥25.03 in Japan.

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