Japanese Box Office, November 5–6

posted on 2011-11-14 23:45 EST
Kaiji 2 opens at #2; Suite Precure stays in top 5

Kaiji 2: Jinsei Dakkai Game, the live-action film sequel based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling action manga, opened at #2. The film, which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note), earned the equivalent of US$4,461,874 on 316 screens.

The latest Precure anime film, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody, slipped from No. 3 to No. 4 in its second weekend. It took in US$1,665,181 on 168 screens for a gross-to-date of 6,144,143.

The live-action film sequel to the manga-based television series Moteki dropped from No. 6 to No. 9. In its seventh weekend, it earned US$492,556 on 273 screens for a new total of US$26,148,782.

The new live-action film adaptation of Tenten Hosokawa's semi-autobiographical manga Tsure ga Utsu ni Narimashite also dropped from No. 8 to No. 12 in its fifth weekend on Kogyo Tsushinsha's chart. 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$262,972 on 167 screens to add to its total of US$10,127,426.

Katsuhito Ishii's live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is no longer listed on either chart. Kōki Mitani's Once in a Blue Moon (Suteki na Kanashibari) remains the new No. 1 film for a second weekend.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, November 12–13 (2011-11-19 23:57)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, October 29–30
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