Japanese Box Office, March 23-24

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Doraemon, Precure films stay in top 5

The 2013 Doraemon film, Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum), fell from #1 to #2 during its third weekend. The movie begins when the signature bell of the titular robot cat Doraemon has been stolen. To get it back, Nobita and his friends have to go to the museum where all of Doraemon's gadgets originate. The film earned 289,796,688 yen (US$3,076,076) on 353 screens for a new total of 2,019,176,692 yen (US$21,432,753).

The Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi film fell from #3 to #5 in its second weekend. The film is the fifth to unite all the main characters from the Precure magical girl franchise. The story begins when all the magical girls receive an invitation to the fairies' school for a Precure party. The film earned 115,797,925 yen (US$1,229,148) on 174 screens for a new total of 492,662,819 yen (US$5,229,418).

The Toaru Majutsu no Index: Endymion no Kiseki (A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion) film fell from Box Office Mojo's chart during its fifth weekend.

The top-grossing film of the weekend was Disney's Wreck-It Ralph film, which in Japan is named Sugar Rush after the AKB48 theme song that is featured in the film's "Sugar Rush" game.

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, March 30-31 (2013-04-07 18:00)
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