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Japanese Box Office, February 12-13

posted on by Egan Loo
Ashita no Joe opens at #3; Gantz, Mainichi Kaa-san, Goseiger vs. Shinkenger stay on charts

The first film in Shinsuke Satō's live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Gantz action manga slipped from #1 to #2 in its third weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. On Box Office Mojo's chart, it stayed at #1; it earned the equivalent of US$3,170,500 on 410 screens to add to its total of US$26,109,950.

The live-action film version of Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba's classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe opened at #3 with US$2,390,832 on 277 screens. Since it actually opened two days before the weekend on February 11, it now has a gross-to-date of US$3,716,308.

The live-action film adaptation of Mainichi Kaa-san dropped from #4 to #6 in its second weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. On Box Office Mojo's chart, it dropped to #7 but earned US$873,288 on 134 screens. It now has a total of US$3,194,986.

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 #10 to #13 in its fourth weekend. On Box Office Mojo's chart, it added US$335,136 on 257 screens at #10 for a total of US$4,042,627.

The soccer videogame-based anime film Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ogre Shūrai and the live-action adaptation of the science-fiction anime franchise Space Battleship Yamato are no longer listed on either chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, February 19-20 (2011-02-28 13:23)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, February 5-6: Gantz Stays at #1
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