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Japanese Box Office, July 2-3

posted on by Egan Loo
2011 Fullmetal Alchemist, Anpanman films open at #4, #9; Super Sentai 199-Hero, Paradise Kiss, Hoshi Mamoru Inu stay in top 10

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, the second anime film inspired by Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga, opened at #4. It earned US$1,791,646 on 90 screens.

Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199-Hero Daikessen, the film that features all 199 heroes/rangers from the 35-year history of Super Sentai, fell from #4 to #7 in its fourth week. It made the equivalent of US$800,839 on 284 screens, for a total of $9,756,953.

The live-action film adaptation of Ai Yazawa's Paradise Kiss manga also fell from #5 to #8 in its fifth weekend. It made US$713,550 more on 299 screens for a total of US$15,083,991. The story follows a high school student named Yukari Hayasaka who is transformed into a fashion model after meeting a group of up-and-coming fashion school students.

Soreike! Anpanman: Sukue! Kokorin to Kiseki no Hoshi opened at #9 with US$540,007 on 132 screens.

The live-action film adaptation of Takashi Murakami's Hoshi Mamoru Inu manga dropped from #6 to #10 in its fourth week. It made US$512,111, on 317 screens, for a total of $9,322,627. The story follows the final journey that a middle-aged man (Tsuri Baka Nisshi's Toshiyuki Nishida) makes to Hokkaido with his faithful canine companion.

The live-action film adaptation of Natsumi Iwasaki's Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara novel fell from #7 to #12 in its fifth weekend. It earned US$452,305 on 320 screens for a total of US$10,005,675. In the original novel, a high school girl uses Peter Drucker's classic productivity guide Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices to rally her dispirited baseball team.

Onigamiden (Legend of the Millennium Dragon), Hirotsugu Kawasaki and Studio Pierrot 's film adaptation of a historical novel by Takafumi Takada, added US$468 on two screens for a six-week total of US$1,000,626.

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 stayed at #1 for a second weekend in a row.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, July 9-10 (2011-07-14 11:30)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, June 25-26
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