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Japanese Box Office, January 31-February 1

posted on 2009-02-11 14:31 EST
20th Century Boys II debuts at #1; Kansen Rettō, Go-onger drop

The second film in Yukihiko Tsutsumi's three-part adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys manga debuted at #1 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's Japanese box office chart during the January 31-February 1 weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, 20th Century Boys Part II: Saigo no Kibō earned the equivalent of US$6,955,472 on 374 screens.

Takahisa Zeze's Kansen Rettō film dropped from #2 to #4 in its third weekend. This live-action film adaptation of Masasumi Kakizaki's horror manga added US$2,204,496 to its total of US$13,124,171 on 324 screens. Shinshun Super Sentai-sai: Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger, Toei's latest live-action special-effects film, fell from #3 to #7, but added US$766,214 to its gross-to-date of US$1,998,105 on 143 screens.

Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Images © 1999, 2006 Naoki Urasawa Studio Nuts/Shogakukan © 2009 20th Century Boys Production Committee

Update: Naoki Urasawa's spelling corrected. Thanks, Ryan Moore.


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, February 8-9 (Updated) (2009-02-15 23:31)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, January 24-25
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