Japanese Box Office, August 13-14
posted on by Egan Loo
Screening in its second weekend, the double feature Gekijō Kamen Rider OOO: Wonderful Shōgun to 21 no Core Medal and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie Sora-Tobu Yūreisen found itself at No. 4 on Kogyo Tsushinsha's box office chart (trailing behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2,Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Cars 2) and No. 5 on Box Office Mojo's chart. They earned the equivalent of US$2,764,505 on 489 screens for a new total of US$11,428,949 .
Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, Goro Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's anime adaptation of Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsurō Sayama's shōjo coming-of-age manga, climbed from No. 6 to No. 5 in its fifth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. It reached No. 4 at on Box Office Mojo's chart, edging out the Kamen Raider double feature. It earned US$2,991,114 on 457 screens for a new total of US$36,898,464.
This year's two Pokémon films, counted together, dropped from No. 5 to No. 6 in their fifth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart, but remained sixth on Box Office Mojo's chart. Combined, Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom and Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram earned US$2,363,156 on 351 screens for a grand total of US$40,930,103.
On its second week on the big screens, the manga-based, live-action film adaptation of Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo the Movie: Kachidoki-bashi o Heisa seyo! saw a minor drop from No. 7 to No. 8 on both charts earning US$1,232,008 on 277 screens, grossing a total of US$5,019,484.
Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison, the eighth Naruto anime film, dropped from No.8 to No. 9 in its third weekend. It earned US$964,576 more on 260 screens for a new total of US$6,909,096. Masahiko Murata is the director of the film with a script by Akira Higashiyama.
Takashi Miike's live-action film adaptation of Soubee Amako's Rakudai Ninja Rantarō/Nintama Rantaro manga and anime fell to tenth in its fourth weekend. It earned US$837,984 more on 218 screens for a new total of US$8,522,743.
Soreike! Anpanman: Sukue! Kokorin to Kiseki no Hoshi dropped from No. 13 to No. 14 in its seventh weekend. It took in US$160,332 on 131 screens for a gross-to-date of US$4,080,957.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, August 6-7