Japanese Box Office: February 23–24

posted on 2008-02-26 23:56 EST
Death Note's L spinoff spends 3rd weekend on top with estimated US$2.6 million

L Change the woRld, the live-action Death Note spinoff starring Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Nana, Sexy Voice and Robo, Detroit Metal City), stayed at #1 for its third weekend at the Japanese box office (February 23–24). It earned the equivalent of US$2,585,024 on 342 screens for a total gross-to-date of US$18,661,058 (Box Office Mojo). Unlike the first two Death Note films which were based on Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ooba's manga of the same name, this movie depicts a standalone mystery story set in 23 crucial days in the life of the genius detective L. Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Dark Water) directed this spinoff. No other anime/manga films appeared in Kogyo Tsushinsha's top ten chart for the Japanese box office this past weekend.

Image © 2008 L Film Partners

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office: March 1–2 (2008-03-07 17:08)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office: February 16–17
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