Japanese Box Office, December 1-2

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The Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q) film fell from No. 1 to No. 2 during its third 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$4,542,026 on 223 screens for a new total of US$45,941,926.

The Inazuma Eleven Go vs. Danbōru Senki W film opened at No. 3. The crossover film between the two Level 5 franchises earned US$2,166,136 on 270 screens.

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 fell from No. 2 to No. 4 during its fourth 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$1,857,238 on 309 screens for a new total of US$22,164,898.

Eiga Smile Precure: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!, the newest movie in the Precure magical girl anime franchise, fell from No. 8 to No. 11 during its sixth 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$406,006 on 169 screens for a new total of US$10,360,582.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, December 8-9 (2012-12-16 21:30)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, November 24-25
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