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Japanese Box Office, April 23-24

posted on by Egan Loo
2nd Gantz opens at #1 with US$6.6 million; Conan, Shin-chan, Kamen Rider stay in top 5

Gantz: Perfect Answer, the second live-action film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, opened at #1. It earned the equivalent of US$6,562,105 on 375 screens.

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence, the 15th anime film based on Gōshō Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, dropped from #1 to #2 in its second weekend. It made US$4,274,543 more on 332 screens for a new total of US$13,659,304.

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Ōgon no Spy Daisakusen, this year's film based on Yoshito Usui's Crayon Shin-chan comedy manga, also dropped from #2 to #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart but from #3 to #4 on Box Office Mojo's chart. In its second weekend, it added US$1,902,980 on 325 screens to its gross-to-date of US$4,724,760.

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, the film which celebrates the Toei movie company's 60th anniversary and the Kamen Rider franchise's 40th anniversary with all 28 Kamen Rider heroes and special guests, slipped from #4 to #5 in its fourth weekend. It earned the equivalent of US$921,290 on 288 screens for a cumulative total of US$12,177,150.

Precure All-Stars DX3 Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana, Takashi Otsuka's third film to combine the casts of all the Pretty Cure (Precure) magical girl television series to date, fell from #8 to #12 in its sixth weekend. It took in US$287,470 on 160 screens for a gross-to-date of US$10,866,071.

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), fell from #11 to #13 in its eighth weekend. It earned US$262,398 on 304 screens for a total-to-date of US$27,496,309.

The live-action film adaptation of Kazune Kawahara's High School Debut manga stayed #14 in its fourth weekend. It earned US$235,849 on 139 screens for a cumulative total of US$3,242,697.

Jump Heroes Film, the double-billing of Toriko 3D: Kaimaku Gourmet Adventure!! and One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase, is no longer listed on either chart.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, April 30-May 1 (2011-05-08 22:30)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, April 16-17
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