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Japanese Box Office, March 27-28

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Doraemon stays at #1, Precure, Liar Game, Haruhi in top 15

Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen, (Doraemon: Nobita's Great Merman Sea Battle) stayed at #1 on both Box Office Mojo and Kogyo Tsushinsha's charts during the March 27-28 weekend for the fourth week in a row. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned US$2,543,903 on 366 screens in its fourth weekend for a total-to-date of US$22,628,847. This is the 30th movie in the popular children's anime franchise, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The Precure All Stars DX2: Kibō no Hikari—Rainbow Jewel o Mamore! (Precure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope— Protect the Rainbow Angel!) magical girl anime film stayed at #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. Box Office Mojo ranked the film at #4 (down from #3 last week), earning US$1,623,901 on 160 screens for a total-to-date of US$6,756,921. The film features all 17 cure soldiers, including characters from the current seventh Pretty Cure series, Heartcatch Precure!

Liar Game: The Final Stage, the theatrical film adaptation of Shinobu Kaitani's Liar Game psychological thriller manga, stayed at #4 in its fourth weekend. The film is set after the second television season based on the manga. According to Box Office Mojo, it ranked at #5 and took in US$1,415,970 on 283 screens for a four-week total of US$19,882,397.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya film, the first ever film in the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise, stayed at #15 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its eighth weekend. The film garnered US$148,987 on 29 screens (one screen up from last weekend) for a gross-to-date of US$7,479,561.

Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Image © Hiroshi Fujimoto / Motoo Abiko / TOHO
© 2010 Precure All Stars DX Movie Production Committee
© Naoki Serizawa / Kodansha
© 2009 Nagaru TanigawaNoizi Ito / member of SOS

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, April 3-4 (2010-04-11 06:33)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, March 20-21
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