Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Grosses $3.8 Million USD

Posted on July 31, 2012

The box office numbers are in! In it’s first weekend at Japanese movie theaters, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie grossed an estimated $3.8 million United States Dollars (USD). Compared to Naruto Shippuden: Movie 5: Blood Prison, which grossed an estimated $1.5 million USD in it’s first weekend, that’s over two times more!

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, the 6th movie in the Shippuden series, has actually done better than it’s last 4 predecessors. In it’s first weekend, Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds grossed $1.9 million USD, Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire grossed $2.0 million USD and Naruto Shippuden: Movie 4: The Lost Tower grossed $1.9 million USD.

To put it in a different perspective, Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie was the third most grossing film in Japan and tenth overall in the world during the weekend of July 28th and 29th. Keep in mind, Road to Ninja was not a worldwide release so hitting the worldwide top 10, in Anime Games Online’s opinion, is a great accomplishment!

Worldwide Rankings (July 28–29, 2012)
1. The Dark Knight Rises – $126.2 million USD
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $50.7 million USD
3. Thieves – $18.1 million USD
4. The Amazing Spider-Man – $12.9 million USD
5. Brave – $9.6 million USD
6. Madagascar 3 – $6.9 million USD
7. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $5.9 million USD
8. Step Up Revolution – $5.7 million USD
9. Umizaru 4 – $5.2 million USD
10. Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie – $3.8 million USD

Japanese Rankings (July 28–29, 2012)
1. Umizaru 4 – $5.2 million USD
2. The Dark Knight Rises – $4.7 million USD
3. Road to Ninja – $3.8 million USD
4. The Wolf Childen Rain And Snow – $3.5 million USD
5. Pokemon Movie 15: Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsman Keldeo – $2.6 million USD
6. The Eight Rangers – $2.0 million USD
7. Heruta Skelter – $1.5 million USD
8. Brave (Merida and the Forest of Fear) – $1.3 million USD
9. Amazing Spider-Man $0.9 million USD
10. Go! Anpanman: Revive Banana Island – $0.4 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.