News Japanese Box Office, February 16-17 (Updated)
posted on 2013-02-24 23:00 EST
One Piece Film Z fell from #9 to #13 during its 10th 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 earned US$273,005 on 307 screens for a new total of US$72,822,122.
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie, the latest in the Super Sentai VS film series, fell from #11 to #14 during its fifth weekend. The film earned US$191,651 on 261 screens for a new total of US$4,435,269.
The Documentary of AKB48 No Flower Without Rain Shōjo-tachi wa Namida no Ato ni Nani wo Miru? film fell from #12 to #15 in its third weekend. The film earned US$173,551 on 119 screens for a new total of US$2,269,118.
The Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge film fell from #13 to #16 during its sixth 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 The film is based on an unpublished story manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi wrote around 10 years ago.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 earned US$129,853 on 257 screens for a new total of US$12,595,288.
Neither Box Office Mojo or Kogyo Tsushinsha listed Star Driver the Movie. The film earned 56.86 million yen (about US$613,000) in the first nine days since it opened on 24 screens on February 9.
Update: Kogyo Tsushinsha has not yet provided data for this weekend, and this article is based solely on Box Office Mojo's ranking for the weekened of February 16-17.
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