Japanese Box Office, November 10-11

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Takashi Miike's Aku no Kyōten film opens at #2; 13th Precure film stays in top 4

Takashi Miike's (Yatterman, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) live-action adaptation of Yūsuke Kishi's (From the New World) Aku no Kyōten (Lesson of the Evil) psychological suspense novel debuted at No. 2 during the November 10-11 weekend. The film stars Hideaki Ito (Onmyoji, Sukiyaki Western Django) as an always-smiling and popular high school teacher who is also a psychopath who begins to murder his students. The film earned US$3,731,216 on 309 screens.

Eiga Smile Precure: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!, the newest movie in the Precure magical girl anime franchise, fell from No. 3 to No. 4 during its third weekend. Along with the Smile Precure television anime's cast, Megumi Hayashibara (Evangelion, Ranma ½, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Mardock Scramble) voiced a guest role in the newest film. The story has the Cure magical girls journeying through a storybook world. The film earned US$1,300,086 on 172 screens for a new total of US$6,994,401.

Kenji Kamiyama and Production I.G's 009 Re:Cyborg film fell from No. 11 to No. 14 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its third weekend. The film, which is Kamiyama's first in full-3D animation, is based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction manga Cyborg 009 that was famously left uncompleted by the creator's passing. The film earned US$302,156 on 124 screens for a gross to date of US$2,711,091.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings fell from Box Office Mojo's chart during its sixth weekend. Box Office Mojo has not been listing the Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal film on its chart, which is in its fifth weekend.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, November 17-18 (2012-11-25 23:30)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, November 3-4
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