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Japanese Box Office, January 19-20

posted on 2013-01-27 18:30 EST
One Piece, Hunter x Hunter films stay in top 6; Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger debuts at #4

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie, the latest in the Super Sentai VS film series, debuted at #4 during the January 19-20 weekend. The film ranked at #6 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned US$1,581,020 on 175 screens.

One Piece Film Z fell from #3 to #5 during its sixth weekend. The film features "Z" (Zetto), the Straw Hat pirate crew's "strongest enemy yet" who was designed by original One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda. Oda served as the executive producer of this film, as he did for the 10th feature film, 2009's One Piece Film Strong World. The film ranked at #4 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned US$1,831,554 on 302 screens for a new total of US$72,752,722.

The Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge film fell from #1 to #6 during its second weekend. The film centers around the character Kurapika, who became a hunter to seek revenge on the Phantom Troupe for the massacre of his clan. The film featured the new character Omokage, the person with the No. 4 spider tattoo. The film is based on an unpublished story manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi wrote around 10 years ago. The film ranked at #5 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned US$1,655,960 on 257 screens for a new total of US$9,820,080.

The live-action film adaptation of Kanan Minami's Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu shōjo romance manga fell from #8 to #11 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its seventh weekend. Emi Takei (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Kaoru, Ai to Makoto's Ai) stars as the old-fashioned "Showa-era girl" Tsubaki Hibino opposite Tori Matsuzaka (We Can't Change the World. But, We Wanna Build a School in Cambodia, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, .hack//The Movie), who plays a "modern" boy named Kyōta. Takeshi Furusawa (Ghost Train, Another) directed the film. The film earned US$307,620 on 301 screens for a new total of US$19,499,312.

The film version of the 2011 live-action television series based on the classic supernatural adventure anime Humanoid Monster Bem (Yōkai Ningen Bem) fell from #9 to #12 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its sixth weekend. Key cast and staff from the television show returned for the film, including KAT-TUN's Kazuya Kamenashi (playing the title character), model/actress Anne (playing Bera), and child actor Fuku Suzuki (playing Berro), as well as writer Masafumi Nishida (Tiger & Bunny) and director Shunsuke Kariyama. The film earned US$273,216 on 331 screens for a new total of US$12,628,578.

The Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) film fell from #10 to #13 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its 10th weekend. The film is the third in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. The film earned US$255,062 on 124 screens for a new total of US$58,709,582.

The Blue Exorcist anime film fell from Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart in its fourth weekend. Box Office Mojo has not been listing the film on its chart.

The Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie Taisen Ultimatum film fell from Box Office Mojo's chart during its seventh weekend. Ōoku: Eien - Emonnosuke・Tsunayoshi Hen, the second live-action film adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga, also fell from Box Office Mojo's chart in its fifth weekend.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, January 26-27 (2013-02-03 18:00)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, January 12-13

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