Love Letter approaches US$5m Korean B.O.

Aaron Gerow gerow
Wed Dec 8 21:16:23 EST 1999

>Does this make it the most commercially 
>successfully Japanese film in Asia (outside Japan)?

We'll see, but I suspect that the most successful Japanese-made film 
outside Japan (probably including Asia eventually) will clearly be 
_Pokemon: The First Movie_ with a current gross of over $80 million in 
the US.

But then one does get into sticky details: the Pokemon film was 
"Americanized" with a new score and rewritten script.  Does that not make 
it more an "American" than a "Japanese" film?  But isn't Mononoke similar 
(albiet much less doctored).


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