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Japanese Box Office, April 10-11

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
My Darling is a Foreigner debuts at #3, Nodame jumps back into top 10

My Darling is a Foreigner, the live-action film adaptation of Saori Oguri's 2002 autobiographical Darling wa Gaikokujin essay manga, debuted at #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha and Box Office Mojo's charts for the April 10-11 wekeend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned US$1,308,066 on 250 screens. Mao Inoue (Hana Yori Dango [2005], Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu) stars as Saori, a Japanese woman who marries a foreign husband named Tony (Jonathan Sherr).

Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen, (Doraemon: Nobita's Great Merman Sea Battle) fell from #1 to #4 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart during its sixth weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film ranked #5 and earned US$830,464 on 366 screens for a total-to-date of US$31,875,950. 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 dropped from #3 to #7 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart during its fourth weekend. Box Office Mojo ranked the film at #8 with US$633,879 on 162 screens for a total-to-date of US$10,985,751. The film features all 17 cure soldiers, including characters from the current seventh Pretty Cure series, Heartcatch Precure!

Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Zen-Pen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part I), the first film in a two-part theatrical finale inspired by Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile musical romance manga, jumped back onto the charts 17 weeks after opening. It placed at #8 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart, after falling from the top 10 in February, where it had stayed for seven weeks. The film ranked at #10 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned US$385,073 on 295 screens for a total-to-date of US$42,694,088. The second Nodame Cantabile film opens on April 17.

The live-action film adaptation of Inio Asano's acclaimed Solanin romance manga fell from #6 to #9 during its second weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film ranked at #7 and earned US$697,724 on 108 screens, for a two-week total of US$2,723,184. Aoi Miyazaki (live-action NANA film, Origin ~Spirits of the Past~, Someday's Dreamers, Tomie: Forbidden Fruit) stars in the film as the heroine Meiko, while Kengo Kōra will play her boyfriend Naruo. Takahiro Miki (DNA Sights 999.9), the director best known for music videos for Orange Range and YUI, is overseeing the project.

Liar Game: The Final Stage, the theatrical film adaptation of Shinobu Kaitani's Liar Game psychological thriller manga, fell from #4 to #10 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart in its sixth weekend. It took in US$526,043 on 283 screens for a six-week total of US$23,791,329. The film is set after the second television season based on the manga.

The new #1 film was Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island.

Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Image © 2010 My Darling is a Foreigner Film Partners
© Hiroshi Fujimoto / Motoo Abiko / TOHO
© 2010 Precure All Stars DX Movie Production Committee
© 2009 Fuji TV, Kodansha, Amuse, TOHO, FNS27 © Naoki Serizawa / Kodansha

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, April 17-18 (Updated) (2010-04-25 11:59)
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