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Japanese Box Office, January 29-30: Gantz Opens at #1

posted on by Egan Loo
Gantz earns US$7 million; Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, Inazuma 11, Yamato stay on charts

The first film in Shinsuke Satō's live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Gantz action manga opened at #1 on 410 screens. It earned the equivalent of US$7,252,554.

Tensō Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger Epic on Ginmaku, the live-action special-effects film with heroes from Toei's 33rd and 34th Super Sentai series, dropped from #3 to #4 in its second weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. On Box Office Mojo's chart, it added US$868,783 on 257 screens at #7 for a total of US$2,629,943.

The soccer videogame-based anime film Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ogre Shūrai stayed at #10 in its sixth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. According to Box Office Mojo, it earned US$378,719 on 229 screens for a gross-to-date of US$20,753,763.

The live-action adaptation of the science-fiction anime franchise Space Battleship Yamato fell from #8 to #13. In its ninth weekend in theaters, the film made the equivalent of US$272,590 on 331 screens, bringing its total gross to US$48,510,317.

Ryuta Tasaki's Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider: OOO & W feat. Skull: Movie Taisen Core is no longer listed on either chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, February 5-6: Gantz Stays at #1 (2011-02-11 23:57)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, January 22-23
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