Japanese Box Office, December 9-10: Manga Films Drop

posted on by Egan Loo
Always, Crows Zero, Yes! Precure 5 fall but stay on chart

Always Zoku San-chōme no Yūhi (Always: Sunset on Third Street 2) finally dropped from #1 to #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's top ten chart for the Japanese box office in the December 9-10 weekend. In its sixth weekend, Takashi Yamazaki's adaptation of Ryōhei Saigan's Sanchoume no Yuuhi - Yuuyake no Uta post-war slice-of-life manga earned the equivalent of US$1,182,721 (Box Office Mojo) this past weekend for a gross of US$32,817,535 to date.

Yes! Precure 5: Kagami no Kuni no Miracle Daibōken!, the anime movie spinoff from the Yes! Precure 5 magical girl television series, dropped from #8 to #9 in its fourth weekend. Its weekend total was US$320,314, with a gross-to-date total of US$6,399,768. Crows Zero, Takashi Miike's prequel to Yukihiko Tsutsumi's Crows school brawl manga, t dropped from #9 to #10 in its sixth week. However, the Box Office Mojo website actually tallied more weekend earnings for Crows Zero than for Precure 5, with US$379,353 over the weekend and a total of US$21,400,071 to date.

Image © 2007 Always Zoku San-chōme no Yūhi Production Committee

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, December 15-16: Tamagotchi at #3 (2007-12-17 16:34)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, December 1-2: Always Stays at #1
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