Final stats for eighth movie available
Since premiering on July 16, the eighth Pokémon movie, Mew and the Wave-Guiding Hero: Lucario, has officially made 4.11 billion yen (approx. US$36 million) in box office sales. This number was tallied from box office receipts from the premiere to Sept. 25. Approximately 3,930,000 viewers saw the movie during its run.
The final box office tally is 98.3 percent of the sales of last year, but with the last three movies all consistently passing the 4 billion yen mark, it is considered a market success. The slight market loss is attributed to stiff competition at the box office.
Thanks to DeltaSuicune for translation.