News Japanese Box Office: February 23–24
posted on 2008-02-26 23:56 EST
L change the WorLd, the live-action Death Note spinoff starring Kenichi Matsuyama (NANA, Sexy Voice and Robo, Detroit Metal City), stayed at #1 for its third weekend at the Japanese box office (February 23–24). It earned the equivalent of US$2,585,024 on 342 screens for a total gross-to-date of US$18,661,058 (Box Office Mojo). Unlike the first two Death Note films which were based on Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ooba's manga of the same name, this movie depicts a standalone mystery story set in 23 crucial days in the life of the genius detective L. Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Dark Water) directed this spinoff. No other anime/manga films appeared in Kogyo Tsushinsha's top ten chart for the Japanese box office this past weekend.
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follow-up of Japanese Box Office: February 16–17