Japanese Box Office, October 13-14: Eva Hangs on at #9
posted on 2007-10-16 10:55 EDT
The first of four Evangelion movie remakes, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, drops one spot to #9 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's top ten chart of the Japanese box office for the weekend of October 13 to 14. Box Office Mojo reports the movie's weekend box office total was the equivalent of US$295,188, which brings its cumulative total to US$14,460,078 to date. As in the lasttwo weeks, there was no other manga- or anime-related movie in the top ten.
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