1st Kizumonogatari Film Earns 600 Million Yen in 3 Weeks

posted on 2016-02-01 07:45 EST by Kyle Hallmark

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen, the first film in the trilogy adapting NisiOisin's light novel of the same name, has earned more than 600 million yen (about US$4.95 million) in its first three weeks in theaters. As of January 26, the film has sold over 450,000 tickets.

Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen premiered in 108 Japanese theaters on January 8, and opened at #3 at the Japanese box office behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! in its first weekend. The film sold 243,702 tickets for 322,509,300 yen (about US$2.737 milllion) by the end of the extended three-day holiday weekend.

The film dropped to #6 in its second weekend and fell to #9 in its third.

Fans who attend the movie during its fifth and sixth weeks in theaters will receive postcards with illustrations by Monogatari Series character designer Akio Watanabe, depicting Kiss-Shot (fifth week) and Meme Oshino (sixth week).

Aniplex of America will screen the film in theaters in the United States starting on February 26. The second film in the series will open in Japan this summer.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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