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Japanese Box Office, July 9-10

posted on 2011-07-14 11:30 EDT
2011 Fullmetal Alchemist, Super Sentai 199-Hero, Paradise Kiss, Anpanman stay in top 10

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, the second anime film inspired by Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga, dropped from #4 to #5 in its second weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart, while it stayed at #4 on Box Office Mojo's chart. It earned the equivalent of US$953,732 on 90 screens for a new total of US$3,747,418.

Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199-Hero Daikessen, the film that features all 199 heroes/rangers from the 35-year history of Super Sentai, slipped from #7 to #8 in its fifth week on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. It fell to #9 on Box Office Mojo's chart. It made US$531,478 on 283 screens, for a total of $10,492,856.

The live-action film adaptation of Ai Yazawa's Paradise Kiss manga also slipped from #8 to #9 in its sixth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, but stayed at #8 on Box Office Mojo. It made US$560,646 more on 296 screens for a total of US$16,212,455.

Soreike! Anpanman: Sukue! Kokorin to Kiseki no Hoshi fell from #9 to #10 in its second weekend. It took in US$481,777 on 132 screens for a gross-to-date of US$1,315,313.

The live-action film adaptation of Takashi Murakami's Hoshi Mamoru Inu manga dropped from #10 to #11 in its fifth week. It made US$374,571, on 317 screens, for a total of $10,286,184. The story follows the final journey that a middle-aged man (Tsuri Baka Nisshi's Toshiyuki Nishida) makes to Hokkaido with his faithful canine companion. NBM Books is releasing the manga in North America this fall.

The live-action film adaptation of Natsumi Iwasaki's Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara novel fell from #12 to #13 in its sixth weekend. It earned US$315,810 on 320 screens for a total of US$10,569,430. In the original novel, a high school girl uses Peter Drucker's classic productivity guide Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices to rally her dispirited baseball team.

Onigamiden (Legend of the Millennium Dragon) is no longer listed in either chart.

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 stayed at #1 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart for a third weekend in a row, but Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides returned to the top on Box Office Mojo's chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo


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