"Howl’s Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005
An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion Pictures Producers Association of Japan stated that the overall Japanese box office was down 6% from last year and dipped just below the 200 billion yen mark for the first time in three years.