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Avalon and Battle Royale at the Box office

posted on 2001-01-26 22:41 EST
Mamoru Oshii's Avalon ranked 5th at the Japanese box-office during it's opening weekend (January 20-21). Also in the top 10 was Battle Royale, a live action film based on a manga.

The following rankings is the January 20-21 box office performance in the Tokyo area.

This Week Last Week Title Distributor Week#

1 1 DANCER IN THE DARK Shochiku/ASMIK Ace 5
2 2 Battle Royale Toei 6
3 4 VERTICAL LIMIT Sony 7
4 5 THIRTEEN DAYS Herald 6
5 - Avalon Herald 1
6 3 DINOSAUR Buena Vista 7
7 6 THE SIXTH DAY Toho Towa 6
8 10 WHAT LIES BENEATH Fox 7
9 - FINAL DESTINATION GAGA/HUMAX 1
10 8 GET CARTER Herald 2

Note: Neither Battle Royale, nor Avalon are Anime, both are live action. Avalon is by renowned director Mamoru Oshii, who has directed Patlabor and Ghost in the Shell. Battle Royale is based on a novel by Koshun Takami, and has also been adapted to a Manga. There is a review of Battle Royale on Yahoo, here.

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