Japanese Box Office, October 15–16
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The live-action film sequel to the manga-based television series Moteki stayed at No. 2. In its fourth weekend, it earned the equivalent of US$1,748,489 on 276 screens for a new total of US$20,273,000.
The new live-action film adaptation of Tenten Hosokawa's semi-autobiographical manga Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite also stayed at No. 4 for a second weekend. The story follows a young couple (Aoi Miyazaki, Masato Sakai) as they struggle to cope with the husband's sudden diagnosis with depression. The film took in US$1,214,488 on 222 screens to add to its total of US$5,203,833.
Noboru Iguchi's film remake of the 1974-1975 live-action special-effects television series Karate-Robo Zaborgar opened at No. 12. It brought in US$162,288 on just 20 screens, and thus received the highest per-screen average among the top 15 films, US$8,114.
Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes remained the No. 1 film for a third week.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, October 8–9