- Total box office takings for 2018 was 97.3% of 2017's i.e. JPY 222.511 billion.
- "Gekijouban Code Blue Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei" was the No.1 Japanese movie in the box office (JPY 9.3bn) but lost to "Bohemian Rhapsody" (JPY 10.46bn) in terms of the overall ranking. Note that the latter is still showing in cinemas as of now so the total takings are set to go even higher.
- 1,192 movies were released in Japan within 2018 of which 613 were domestic productions while there were 579 foreign movies.
- It has been 15 years since 2003's "Odoru Daisousasen THE MOVIE 2 / Rainbow Bridge wo fuusaseyo!" that there was any Japanese movie which achieved box office takings of more than JPY 9 billion. Other than "Code Blue", "Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkounin" was the other movie at No.2 which achieved this feat.
- There were 31 Japanese movies and 23 foreign movies which crossed the JPY 1 billion mark.
- Total cinema visits was at 97% of 2017's figure i.e. 169.21 million visits.
- 2018's figures were the 3rd best since 2000 even though there wasn't a super hit among the offerings last year.
- Average ticket price was JPY 1,315 which was 0.4% higher than 2017, thanks to more screenings at 4D, IMAX and Dolby Atmos theatres which usually charge higher prices.
Here is the list of Japanese movies which crossed the 1 billion yen mark in 2018 with their box office takings reflected within the brackets (Note that for some films which were shown towards the end of the year and are still being screened, the final total takings are subjected to change):
Gekijouban Code Blue Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei (9.3bn)
Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkounin (9.18bn)
Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Takarajima (5.37bn)
Manbiki Kazoku (4.55bn)
Gintama 2 Okite wa yaburutame ni koso aru (3.7bn)
DESTINY Kamakura Monogatari (3.21bn)
Camera wo tomeruna! (3.12bn)
Gekijouban Pocket Monster Minna no Monogatari (3.09bn)
Kensatsugawa no Zainin (2.96bn)
Mirai no Mirai (2.88bn)
Hachinengoshi no Hanayome Kiseki no Jitsuwa (2.82bn)
Eiga Youkai Watch Shadow Side Oniou no Fukkatsu (2.04bn)
Sumaho wo otoshitadake nanoni (1.96bn)
Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Bakushou! Kungfu Boys ~ Ramen Dairan ~ (1.84bn)
Soratobu Taiya (1.74bn)
Chihayafuru - Musubi - (1.73bn)
Boku no Hero Academy THE MOVIE ~ Futari no Eiyuu ~ (1.72bn)
KU-KAI Utsukushiki Ouhi no Nazo (1.7bn)
Inori no maku ga orirutoki (1.59bn)
Koohii ga samenaiuchi ni (1.5bn)
Rapurasu no Majo (1.4bn)
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider (1.28bn)
Nichinichi kore koujitsu (1.28bn)
Kita no Sakuramori (1.27bn)
50 Kaime no First Kiss (1.26bn)
Sensei Kunshu (1.23bn)
Eiga HUGtto! Puri Kyua Futari wa Puri Kyua All Stars Memories (1.15bn)
Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi (1.11bn)
Konya, Romance Gekijou de / Gekijouban Kamen Rider Build Be The One / Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs. Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en Film (1.02bn)
Ningyo no nemuru ie (1bn)