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Kaiji 2 - Jinsei Dakkai Game, the live-action film sequel based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling action manga, stayed at No. 2 in its second weekend. The film, which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note), earned the equivalent of US$2,846,681 on 316 screens for a new total of US$10,243,944.
The latest Precure anime film, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody, slipped from No. 4 to No. 5 in its third weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, but dropped to No. 6 on Box Office Mojo's chart. It took in US$1,149,345 on 168 screens for a gross-to-date of US$7,764,337.
The live-action film sequel to the manga-based television series Moteki fell from No. 9 off Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, and dropped to No. 10 on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its eighth weekend, it earned US$292,332 on 273 screens for a new total of US$26,816,906.
The new live-action film adaptation of Tenten Hosokawa's semi-autobiographical manga Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite 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 third weekend.