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Japanese Box Office, May 28-29

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Buddha opens at #3, Gaku, Detective Conan, Gantz stay in top 10

Tezuka Osamu no Buddha - Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku, the first of an anime film trilogy based on Osamu Tezuka's Buddha manga, opened at #3 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. Released by Toei in conjunction with Warner Brothers, the film opened at #4 on Box Office Mojo's chart on 279 screens and earned the equivalent of US$1,698,121.

The live-action adaptation of Shinichi Ishizuka's mountaineering manga Gaku - Minna no Yama (Peak - The Rescuers) dropped from #3 to #5 in its fourth week. According to Box Office Mojo, it added US$1,359,178 on 316 screens, taking its gross to US$15,702,338.

Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence, the 15th anime film based on Gōshō Aoyama's Detective Conan manga, dropped from #4 to #7 in its seventh weekend. It ranked at #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart, adding US$648,591 on 325 screens for a total of US$37,333,232.

Gantz: Perfect Answer, the second live-action film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, fell from #5 to #8 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. According to Box Office Mojo, it ranked at #7 and added US$658,519 on 375 screens for a six-week total of US$32,407,846.

According to Box Office Mojo, 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, fell from #8 to #12 in its seventh weekend, adding US$290,707 on 160 screens for a gross of US$14,295,582.

Onigamiden (Legend of the Millennium Dragon), Hirotsugu Kawasaki and Studio Pierrot 's film adaptation of a historical novel by Takafumi Takada, fell from #16 to #19, adding US$2,880 on seven screens for a five-week total of US$998,546.

The 3D computer-animated film Tōfu Kozō, based on the Tōfu Kozō Sugoroku-dōchū Furidashi novel by Natsuhiko Kyōgoku, is no longer listed on either chart. The #1 spot is still taken by the new Pirates of the Carribbean film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, now in its second week.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, June 4-5 (2011-06-12 15:15)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, May 21-22
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