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Japanese Box Office, May 22-23

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kamen Rider debuts at #2; Conan, Nodame, Gintama stay on chart; Permanent Nobara debuts out of top 10

The newest film in the Kamen Rider franchise, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider The Movie Cho-Denō Trilogy Episode Red Zero no Star Twinkle debuted on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart at #2 during the weekend of May 22-23. According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned US$2,459,422 on 209 screens.

Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky, the 14th film in the Detective Conan franchise, fell from #5 to #6 during its sixth weekend. The film ranked at #7 on Box Office Mojo, earning US$831,375 on 340 screens for a six-week total of US$31,695,471.

Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō Kō-hen (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score Part II), the second film in the two-part theatrical finale inspired by Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile musical romance manga, dropped from #4 to #7 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart in its sixth weekend in theaters. The film placed at #6 on Box Office Mojo's chart and garnered US$898,182 on 346 screens for a total-to-date of US$35,205,678.

Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen (Gintama: Benizakura Arc — A New Retelling), the first film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama alternate-history gag manga, dipped to #10 from #7 during its fifth weekend. It picked up US$341,515 on 89 screens, for a five-week total of US$9,928,337.

Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Jikū! Arashi o Yobu Ora no Hanayome, the 18th film in the Crayon Shin-chan anime franchise, fell from Kogyo Tsushinsha's charts during its fifth weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the film ranked at #12 and earned US$300,387 on 257 screens for a six-week total of US$12,723,427.

The live-action film adaptation of Rieko Saibara's Permanent Nobara manga debuted off Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. According to Box Office Mojo, the film debuted at #14 and earned US$255,579 on 44 screens. In the film, Naoko (Miho Kanno) is a recent divorcee who takes her daughter back to her home village, where her mother (Mari Natsuki) runs the only hair salon in the area.

My Darling is a Foreigner, the live-action film adaptation of Saori Oguri's 2002 autobiographical Darling wa Gaikokujin essay manga, fell from Box Office Mojo's chart during its seventh weekend.

Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha

Images © 2010 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
© 2009 Fuji TV, Kodansha, Amuse, TOHO, FNS27
© Hideaki Sorachi/Gintama movie Production Committee
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK 2010

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, May 29-30 (2010-06-04 18:25)
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