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Japanese Box Office, October 11-17

posted on by Egan Loo

Umizaru: The Last Message, the third live-action film based on Shuho Sato's manga about the Japanese Coast Guard, stayed at #2 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box chart, below the American live-action film Knight & Day. However, it stayed at #1 on Box Office Mojo's chart for a fifth weekend by earning the equivalent of US$3,123,766 on 467 screens. It now has a total of US$78,922,191.

The Lady Shogun and Her Men, the live-action film adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga, dropped from #3 to #5 in its third weekend. It made US$1,653,346 on 312 screens for a gross-to-date of US$18,181,823.

The live-action film adaptation of Karuho Shiina's Kimi ni Todoke romantic comedy manga dropped from #5 to #7 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. In its fourth weekend, it added US$1,086,554 on 285 screens to its total of US$13,866,266.

The animated adaptation of Tatsuya Miyanishi's You Are Umasou (Omae Umasou Dana) picture book opened at #10 with US$361,514 on 162 screens. The story follows a Tyrannosaurus who comes across an Ankylosaurus baby all by himself and says, "Gaō! Omae Umasou Dana" ("Rawr! You look delicious.") However, the Tyrannosaurus ends up adopting the baby — now nicknamed "Umasou" — as his own.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, the sequel to the two Mobile Suit Gundam 00 television series, dropped from #8 to #13 with US$221,329 on 88 screens. After its fifth weekend, it now has a total of US$8,459,149.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers (Karigurashi no Arrietty) anime film fell from #12 to #14 during its 14th weekend. The movie earned US$134,748 on 349 screens to add its total of US$109,780,640.

The live-action film adaptation of Harold Sakuishi's Beck manga is no longer listed on either box office chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, October 23-24 (2010-11-04 23:27)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, October 9-10
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