Japanese Box Office, March 2-3

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Index drops to #7; live-action Sū-chan debuts at #13

The Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki (A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion) film fell from #3 to #7 during its second weekend. The movie's all-new story features main characters Touma Kamijo and Index encountering a level 0 girl named Arisa just before the completion of the Academy City space elevator "Endymion." The Magicians are after Arisa, and they attack Academy City. A female leader named Shattoaura leads a unit from Academy City against the attack. Touma and Index learn from Stiyl that Arisa is key to a brewing war between the sides of Magic and Science. Box Office Mojo lists that the film earned 52,567,532 yen (US$548,663) on 30 screens for a new total of 222,443,306 yen (US$2,321,707)

The Sū-chan Mai-chan Sawako-san (Sue, Mai and Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship) live-action film adaptation of Miri Masuda's Sū-chan manga debuted at #13 on Box Office Mojo's chart. The manga follows the daily lives of women who deal with their anxieties regarding love and work, and the adaptation stars Kou Shibasaki, Yoko Maki, and Shinobu Terajima. The film earned 23,918,363 yen (US$249,643) on 120 screens.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, March 9-10 (2013-03-17 23:57)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, February 23-24
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