Japanese Box Office, March 12-13
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Doraemon: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan - Habatake Tenshi-tachi, Yukiyo Teramoto and Shinei Animation's remake of the 1986 film Doraemon: Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan (Doraemon: Nobita and the Platoon of Iron Men), dropped from #1 to #2 in its second weekend. It earned the equivalent of US$1,959,036 on 261 screens for a total-to-date of US$8,384,832.
The first film in Shinsuke Sato's live-action adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Gantz action manga fell from #5 to #7 in its seventh weekend. It earned US$373,339 on 223 screens to add to its total of US$38,589,007.
Macross Frontier ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~, the second anime film based on Shoji Kawamori and Satelight's Macross Frontier science-fiction series, dropped from #8 to #9 in its third weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. (It dropped from #7 to #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart.) It earned US$272,034 on 28 screens for a gross-to-date of US$4,361,068.
The live-action film version of Asao Takamori and Tetsuya Chiba's classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe dropped from #10 to #13 in its fifth weekend with US$158,815 on 192 screens. It now has a gross-to-date of US$12,124,367.
The live-action film adaptation of Mainichi Kaasan is no longer listed on either chart. The new #1 and #3 films are the live-action drama spinoff SP Kakumei-Hen and Disney's 3D animated film Tangled.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, March 5-6