In December 28, 2015 , Yahoo! Japan – NEWS had announced that the Media trade paper Bunka Tsūshin revealed the Top 10 Grossing Domestic Films in Japan in 2015 on Monday. The films, from lowest to highest, include:
10) Live-action Assassination Classroom (2.77 billion yen, about $23.0 million USD)
9) Love Live! The School Idol Movie (2.8 billion yen, about $23 million USD)
8) Billy Gal (Flying Colors) (2.84 billion yen, about $23.6 million USD)
7) Live-action Attack on Titan (3.25 billion yen, about $27 million USD)
6) Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F (3.74 billion yen, about $31.1 million USD)
5) Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes (3.93 billion yen, about $32.7 million USD)
4) Detective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire Sunflowers (4.48 billion yen, about $37.2 million USD)
3) HERO (4.67 billion yen, about $38.7 million USD)
2) Bakemono no Ko (5.85 billion yen, about $48.6 million USD)
1) Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan! (7.8 billion yen, about $65 million USD)
The live-action film of the Strobe Edge manga eventually earned 2.32 billion yen (about US$19.2 million) this year.
The Yo-kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! film opened on December 20, 2014 on 408 screens. It ranked as first place in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend by selling 1,484,916 tickets for 1,628,893,000 yen (about US$13.53 million). The film holds the highest opening weekend gross among all TOHO films. The film retained its #1 ranking for two weeks after opening, and stayed in the top 10 for 11 weeks.
The Boy and The Beast opened on July 11 on 457 screens. It ranked #1 in the Japanese box office in its opening weekend, earning 667,035,100 yen (about US$5.54 million) and selling 494,170 tickets .
Six of the films are anime films, while two are based on an existing manga franchise with anime (live-action Attack on Titan, Assassination Classroom). The top grossing domestic film of 2014 was The Eternal Zero (Eien no Zero) at 8.76 billion yen (about US$72.79 million), followed by Stand By Me Doraemon at 8.38 billion yen (about US$69.63 million).
Source: Yahoo Japan