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Number One Japanese Movie
Translated by Lisa
Wow.... I mean... WOW... It is estimated that "NANA the Movie" will make approximately, if not MORE than 10 billion yen!! That's $100 million USD!! That is AMAZING!! Its rare for Asian films to even make HALF that amount. ^.^ Go "NANA!"
Mika Nakashima's "NANA" Challenges
the 10 Billion Yen Mark at the Box Office
September 5th, 2005 - Yahoo News - [ Source ]
[ Asahi News ] "NANA the Movie," which stars both Mika Nakashima and Aoi Miyazaki, officially began showing everywhere in Japan on September 3rd. First day admission sales broke the record that was held by last year's champion, "Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakebu." "NANA the Movie" is doing extremely well!
To promote the "NANA" movie, the two leads Mika Nakashima and Aoi Miyazaki, in attendance with other cast mates Tetsuji Tamayama, Ryuhei Matsuda, Hiroki Narimiya and Yuta Hiraoka made a special appearance at the Yurachuko Japanese Play Theater 3. Aside from just doing publicity, the cast members helped greet 500 attendies! Although she fits the image of a punk girl, Mika Nakashima admitted that there was a lot of pressure to be a rock singer. But the filming process was an extremely wonderful experience for her. She hoped that the audience can feel this joy through the movie as well. And what did star Aoi Miyazaki say about filming? She said that she contempulated a lot on how the role should be played.
"NANA the Movie" theme song is number one in Japan!
"NANA" is created by Ai Yazawa, who has already sold over 27,000,000 copies of the manga. Adding on to the powerful names of popular actors and actresses, "NANA the Movie" was the most hottest ticket discussion for over half a year in Japan. Mika Nakashima, who performed the movie's theme song, has also turned the single "Glamorous Sky" into the number one song in Japan's Oricon charts.
The movie is being shown in all 301 theaters in Japan. First day's advance ticket sales twice exceeded last year's record holder, "Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakebu." With hopes that it will also break "Sekai no Chuushin de Ai o Sakebu's" 8.5 billion yen record at the box office, the statistics are showing that "NANA the Movie" will approximately take in 10 billion yen ($100 million USD)!! "NANA the Movie" will be showing in seven other nations, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. The "NANA" phenomenon is sweeping all through Asia!