News Japanese Box Office, November 21-22
posted on 2009-12-06 23:58 EST
Takehiko Shinjō's live-action film adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu (I Give My First Love to You) romance manga dropped from #5 to #8 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's Japanese box office chart during the November 21-22 weekend. According to Variety and Rentrak Theatrical, the film added the equivalent of US$1,009,942 to its gross-to-date of US$20,202,018. The film played on 302 screens in its fifth weekend. In this shōjo romance story, actress Mao Inoue (Hana Yori Dango, Anmitsu-hime) plays a girl named Mayu who experiences first love with Takuma (Hana Zakari no Kimitachi e, Robo Rock's Masaki Okada), a boy being treated for a fatal condition by her cardiologist father.
Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~, the first film based on Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Macross Frontier, debuted at #9. It earned US$993,113 on just 30 screens for a per-screen average of US$33,104. The story takes place in an alien war 50 years after the first Macross series, and revolves around a fighter pilot named Alto Saotome and two singers named Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee.
Fresh Precure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? (Fresh Pretty Cure the Movie: The Kingdom of Toys) fell from #7 to #10 in its fourth weekend. It garnered US$654,730 on 159 screens for a total to date of US$6,678,481. Toei Animation based this film on the latest Precure television anime series; it is the seventh film in the long-running magical girl franchise.
Tōya Satō's live-action film version of Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga dropped from #9 off the chart. The new #1 film was Roland Emmerich's 2012.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
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