News Japanese Box Office: March 15–16
posted on 2008-03-21 13:16 EDT
Doraemon: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den, the latest movie about Fujiko F. Fujio's manga robotic cat, dropped to #2 to make way for Kevin Lima and Disney's Enchanted at the Japanese box office (March 8–9). Doraemon added US$3,430,204 on 344 screens to its two-week total of $9,568,400 (Box Office Mojo). Eiga Kurosagi (Kurosagi the Movie) stayed at #4 in its second weekend with US$1,829,711 on 315 screens. This theatrical version of the live-action television drama adaptation of Takeshi Natsuhara and Kuromaru's manga now has a gross-to-date of US$7,336,788. The story centers on a man named Kurosaki who becomes a "kurosagi" (black egret), or someone who swindles other swindlers.
The ninth film adaptation of the Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga and television anime series took in US$769,688 on 294 screens in its third weekend. It dropped from #6 (#7 according to Box Office Mojo) to #8 with a gross-to-date of US$4,780,012. L Change the woRld, the live-action Death Note spinoff starring Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Nana, Sexy Voice and Robo, Detroit Metal City), fell again from #7 (#6 according to Box Office Mojo) to #9 in its sixth weekend. It adds US$693,627 on 317 screens to add to its US$28,719,534 total. Finally, Chō Gekijōban Keroro Gunso 3: Keroro Tai Keroro - Tenkū Daikessen de Arimasu!, the third Keroro Gunso or Sgt. Frog movie, fell from #8 to #10. It earned $526,876 on 163 screens in its third weekend to add to its cummulative US$2,613,471 take.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
Image © Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK 2008
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: March 8–9