In it’s 2nd weekend at the Japanese box office, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie had $1.6 million United Stated Dollars (USD) worth of gross sales. That’s a 57.7% decline from the $3.8 million USD opening weekend. In otherwords, for this past weekend of August 4–5, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie was 6th at the Japanese box office.
During the week (July 30 to August 3), Road to Ninja grossed approximately another $3.3 million USD, putting the total gross sales since it’s July 28th release date (until August 5th) at $8.7 million USD! That’s not bad considering last year’s movie, Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison, grossed about $9.0M USD total in it’s entire lifespan at Japanese theaters!
Japanese Box Office Rankings (August 4–5, 2012)
1. Umizaru 4 – $3.7 million USD
2. The Wolf Childen Rain And Snow – $2.7 million USD
3. The Dark Knight Rises – $2.6 million USD
4. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $2.3 million USD
5. Pokemon Movie 15: Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsman Keldeo – $2.0 million USD
6. Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie – $1.6 million USD
7. Heruta Skelter – $1.05 million USD
8. The Eight Rangers – $1.04 million USD
9. Another The Movie – $1.03 million USD
10. Brave (Merida and the Forest of Fear) – $0.7 million USD
Also known as Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Road to Ninja, Naruto Shippuden Movie 6, among others, Road to Ninja is the 9th movie overall in the Naruto series. It debuted in Japanese theaters on July 28, 2012. Naruto’s creator, Masashi Kishimoto was personally involved with the movie, creating the story and providing character designs. To learn more, please visit the Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie section.