Originally Posted by catclan
I don't follow that much box-office revenue, but 1.9 billion is a lot isn't it? Or I'm just overreacting?
It would be a truly staggering amount for a late night anime. Only K-ON! Movie has ever done that much (also ¥1.9bn) in terms of late night anime. Evangelion grossed more of course (¥2bn and ¥4bn for the two so far), but Evangelion is a bit different from late night anime as we know it in the 2000-present era.
For family-friendly/kids franchises, it's not that rare. Doraemon, Conan, Pokemon and some other franchises hit over ¥1bn pretty often. This year, the biggest animated films are:
¥4.2bn - Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
¥3.6bn - Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima
¥3.4bn - Pokemon Best Wishes 2012
¥3.2bn - Meitantei Conan: The Eleventh Striker
The usual suspects + Ookami Kodomo.
The overall biggest movie of 2012 so fr is was Umizaru 4. It's adapted from a manga but is live action, and brought in ¥7.3bn. Second place is Thermae Romae, also a live action adaptation of a manga, at ¥5.9bn.