2nd Macross F Film Opens at #4 with 118 Million Yen
posted on by Egan Loo
Macross Frontier ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~, the second anime film based on Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Macross Frontier science-fiction series, opened at #4 at the Japanese box office this past weekend. Even though it opened on only 38 screens nationwide, moviegoers watched it 81,772 times in two days for a box office total of 117,803,100 yen (about US$1.44 million). That gave the film a per-screen average of 3,100,082 yen (US$37,800) — the best average of the weekend's top 10 films.
By comparison, the first Macross Frontier film, Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~, opened in November of 2009 at #9. It earned US$993,113 on 30 screens for a per-screen average of US$33,104. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer opened last September at #3 with US$2,260,690 on 88 screens (US$25,689 average).
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya opened in February of 2010 at #7 with US$997,803 on 24 screens (US$41,575 average). Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection opened in December of 2009 at #7 with US$1,088,008 on 213 screens. (US$5,108 average). Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance opened in June of 2009 at #1 with US$5,302,760 on 120 screens (US$44,190 average).
The story of Macross Frontier takes place in an alien war 50 years after the first Macross series, and revolves around a fighter pilot named Alto Saotome and two singers named Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, February 19-20