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Japanese Box Office, December 10-11

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kamen Rider opens at #1; Kaibutsu-kun, K-ON!, Kaiji 2 stay in top 10

The Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie Taisen Mega Max film opened at No. 1 during the December 10-11 weekend. The film features the first seven Kamen Riders as well as the casts of both the Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider OOO series. It earned the equivalent of US$4,870,297 on 301 screens.

Eiga Kaibutsu-kun, the 3D live-action film adaptation of Fujiko Fujio A's Kaibutsu-kun supernatural action manga starring 30-year-old Arashi band member Satoshi Ohno, fell from No. 1 to No. 2 during its third weekend. Ohno had starred in a live-action television series version and a spinoff television special last year. The film earned the equivalent of US$4,013,451 on 446 screens for a new total of US$20,768,762.

Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's K-ON! anime film dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 in its second weekend. The film depicts the five female members of Sakuragaoka High School's light music club in a story not seen in the television series. The original television voice cast reprised their respective roles in the movie. The film earned US$2,490,339 on 137 screens for a gross-to-date of US$8,894,289.

Kaiji 2 - Jinsei Dakkai Game, the live-action film sequel based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji gambling action manga, dropped from No. 6 to No. 10 in its sixth weekend. The film, which stars Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note), earned the equivalent of US$296,734 on 316 screens for a new total of US$19,574,180.

The latest Precure anime film, Eiga Suite Precure: Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody, fell from No. 11 to No. 13 in its seventh weekend. The film took in US$139,373 on 142 screens for a gross-to-date of US$10,871,826.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, December 17-18 (2012-01-02 18:00)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, December 3-4
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