Box office revenue of animations in movie theatres Japan 2009-2018

In 2018, the box office revenue of animation movies in Japan reached about 42.6 billion Japanese yen, slightly up from approximately 41 billion yen in the previous year. The sudden increase in revenues in 2016 can be attributed to the success of the movie Your Name by director Makoto Shinkai, which by itself elevated box office revenues by about 25 billion Japanese yen that year. According to the source, the most successful anime movie in 2018 was Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer, which was released in April 2018.

Box office revenue of animation movies in Japan from 2009 to 2018

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

1 Japanese yen equals 0.0092 U.S. dollars or 0.0083 euros as of February 2020.

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