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Japanese Box Office, May 10-11

posted on 2014-05-20 16:30 EDT
Thermae Romae, Detective Conan films stay at #2, #3; Tamako Love Story ranks #11 on 24 screens

Thermae Romae II, the second live-action film adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae manga, remained at #2 in its third weekend. Hiroshi Abe is returning as the time-travelling bath architect Lucius Modestus along with Masachika Ichimura as Hadrian, Kazuki Kitamura as Ceionius, Kai, Shishido as Antonius, and Aya Ueto as Mami Yamakoshi. The film also ranked #2 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 257,843,062 yen (US$2,539,754) on 434 screens for a new total of 3,001,700,539 yen (US$29,566,750).

The 18th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper (Detective Conan: Sniper From Another Dimension), remained at #3 in its fourth weekend. The film, revolves around a sniping incident case in Tokyo, features the appearance of Shuichi Akai, Subaru Okiya, and FBI agent Jodie Starling. The film ranked #4 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 169,786,988 yen (US$1,672,402) on 341 screens for a new total of 3,422,838,445 yen (US$33,714,958).

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Gachinko! Gyakushū no Robo Tō-chan (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Fight! Robo-Dad's Counterattack) fell from #6 to #7 in its fourth weekend. In the kindergartner "Shin-chan's" 22nd movie, his father comes back from a massage with the body of a robot, a form that is involved in a conspiracy of restless Japanese dads. The film guest stars Emi Takei and Crocket and features a theme song by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The film also ranked #7 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 90,589,458 yen (US$892,306) on 329 screens for a new total of 1,447,526,881 yen (US$14,258,140).

Tamako Love Story, the film follow-up of Kyoto Animation's Tamako Market television anime series, rose from #15 to #11 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its third weekend and earned 18,160,921 yen (US$178,885) on 24 screens for a new total of 124,894,754 yen (US$1,230,213). The film takes place during the spring of Tamako's third year of high school, and shifts the story's focus to romance.

Crows Explode, the third live-action film inspired by Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, fell from #9 to #12 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its fifth weekend and earned 16,836,242 yen (US$165,837) on 307 screens for a new total of 1,050,362,393 yen (US$10,346,069). The film introduces the new cast at Suzuran Boys' High School after Genji Takiya and Tamao Serizawa have graduated. Masahiro Higashide (live-action xxxHOLiC) plays the protagonist — a transfer student named Kaburagi "Desperado" — and Taichi Saotome (Prince of Tennis: Eikoku-shiki Teikyū-jō Kessen!) plays first-year student Ryōhei "Joker" Kagami, who aims to reach the top of the Suzuran pecking order.

The live-action film adaptation of Ayu Watanabe's L DK shōjo mangafell from #11 to #14 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its fifth weekend and earned 14,627,359 yen (US$144,079) on 127 screens for a new total of 382,647,807 yen (US$3,769,080). The story follows Aoi (Ayame Gōriki), a high school girl who lives by herself. Through one circumstance after another, she ends up living under the same roof with the "prince" of her school, Shūsei (Kento Yamazaki). (The manga's title is a wordplay on "LDK," the abbreviation for "living room, dining room, kitchen" in Japanese apartment ads.)

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo


This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, May 17-18 (2014-05-26 19:00)
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