Japanese Box Office, November 24-25

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Evangelion 3.0 stays at #1; Lesson of the Evil, Smile Precure! stay in top 10

The Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) film stayed at No. 1 during its second weekend. The film is the third in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series. The film earned US$6,966,858 on 223 screens for a new total of US$35,685,138.

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 stayed at No. 2 during its third 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$2,590,317 on 309 screens for a new total of US$17,916,780.

Eiga Smile Precure: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!, the newest movie in the Precure magical girl anime franchise, fell from No. 6 to No. 9 during its fifth 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 ranked at No. 8 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned US$639,443 on 172 screens for a new total of US$9,777,921.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, December 1-2 (2012-12-10 00:01)
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