Japanese Box Office, October 13-14

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2nd Madoka Magica film debuts at #2; The Mystical Laws stays in top 10

The Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal film debuted at No. 2. The film is the second in a two-part compilation of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series. Box Office Mojo did not list the film on its chart for the weekend of October 13-14, although Kadokawa Shoten's MovieWalker website reported that the film earned 171,622,400 yen (about US$2,180,170) on 43 screens.

The religious anime film The Mystical Laws fell from No. 4 to No. 6 during its second weekend. The story takes place in the near future, when the newly-formed "Godom Empire" is threatening to take over the world by using advanced technology offered to them by Leika Chan, the mysterious female president of a trading company. The protagonist of the film, Sho Shishimaru, is the one man who has the "mystical technology" that can stop the Godom Empire. After being hunted down by the Empire, Sho is saved by mysterious Indians monks, who tell him about a prophecy about the rebirth of Buddha. The film earned US$1,092,183 on 209 screens for a new total of US$4,648,650.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings fell from No. 7 to No. 11 in its second weekend. The film is the first in the two-part compilation of the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series. The film earned US$647,325 on 43 screens for a gross-to-date of US$3,969,997.

Gekijō-ban Tiger & Bunny -The Beginning-, the first of two anime films based on Sunrise's Tiger & Bunny television anime series, fell from No. 12 to No. 13 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its fourth weekend. The film focuses on the story from the first television episodes, with new anime shots added. The film earned US$471,536 on 94 screens for a new total of US$4,973,032.

Shinji Aramaki's Starship Troopers: Invasion CG film returned to Box Office Mojo's chart to earn US$249 more on one screen during its 13th weekend for a new total of US$192,901.

Keishi Ōtomo's live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki's Rurouni Kenshin manga fell off of Box Office Mojo's chart in its eighth weekend.

Sources: Kogyo Tsunshinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, October 20-21 (2012-10-28 19:30)
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