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Japanese Box Office, December 22-23: Bleach Film at #4 (Updated)

posted on 2007-12-27 04:09 EST
Tamagotchi drops to #6; Always 2 falls to #7

Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mō Hitotsu no Hyōrinmaru, Noriyuki Abe's second film based on the Bleach television anime series and manga, opened at #4 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's top ten chart for the Japanese box office in the December 22-23 weekend with US$1,466,405 (Box Office Mojo). Eiga de Tōjō! Tamagotchi Doki Doki! Uchū no Maigotchi!? (Appearing on Film! Tamagotchi!: Lost in Space!?), the first feature-length film based on the toys that spawned the virtual pet fad, dropped from #3 to #6 in its second week. It added US$698,931 to its overall total of US$2,072,359. Always Zoku San-chōme no Yūhi (ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street 2), Takashi Yamazaki's second film based on Ryōhei Saigan's Sanchoume no Yuuhi - Yuuyake no Uta post-war slice-of-life manga, dropped from #5 to #7 in its eighth week. With the weekend's US$531,067 box-office take, it has grossed US$35,759,937 since opening. (Remaining on top of the chart for a second week is Francis Lawrence's American film I am Legend starring Will Smith.)

Update: Box office totals added.

Image © Kubotite/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, dentsu, Pierrot
© Bleach Movie Production Committee 2007


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office: Top 10 Anime Movies of 2007 (2007-12-31 12:22)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, December 15-16: Tamagotchi at #3

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