News Japanese Box Office, November 5–6
posted on 2011-11-14 23:45 EST
Kaiji 2: Jinsei Dakkai Game, the live-action film sequel based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling action manga, opened at #2. The film, which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note), earned the equivalent of US$4,461,874 on 316 screens.
The latest Precure anime film, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody, slipped from No. 3 to No. 4 in its second weekend. It took in US$1,665,181 on 168 screens for a gross-to-date of 6,144,143.
The new live-action film adaptation of Tenten Hosokawa's semi-autobiographical manga Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite also dropped from No. 8 to No. 12 in its fifth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. The story follows a young couple (Aoi Miyazaki, Masato Sakai) as they struggle to cope with the husband's sudden diagnosis with depression. The film took in US$262,972 on 167 screens to add to its total of US$10,127,426.
Katsuhito Ishii's live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is no longer listed on either chart. Kōki Mitani's Once in a Blue Moon (Suteki na Kanashibari) remains the new No. 1 film for a second weekend.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, October 29–30