MOON was released in Japan on 10th April 2010, expanded across further citys / screens from 24th April. As you may be aware from previous posts, the japanese release as been supported by a great new web site, an innovative twitter campaign, and some nice advanced booking goodies as well as a new trailer.
So How’s it doing over there? Thanks to Jason Gray over on Screen Daily we have some details on how MOON is being received:
Moon (Tsuki ni Torawareta Otoko, 『月に囚われた男』) has a Yahoo! Japan user rating of 4/5 stars, which is quite high.
Since 4/10 opening in Tokyo & Kanagawa, opened in Kyoto, Osaka and Fukuoka. Sapporo & Nagoya in May.
Opening was 2.3m yen on two screens, which is a strong per screen average. Grossed just over 7m yen as of Apr. 17/18 weekend.
Checking Box Office Mojo, as of 25th April, MOON has taken $132,657 (12,534,762.36 yen) with further screens to open shortly in May, full list of cities / cinemas as follows:
Or if you prefer in Japanese, full listing also here. So thanks to all our friends in Japan for news of MOON, and for going out and giving it such a great welcome, still time to get out to the cinema and see it if you haven’t already, and if you have, spread the word on a great, award winning movie 😉
Special thanks to Jason Gray, who you can follow on Twitter for more news on film in Japan.