Japanese Box Office, March 30-31

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dragon Ball Z film opens at #1, Doraemon, Precure stay in top 6

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods debuted at #1 during the March 30-31 weekend. The film is set between the 517th and 518th installments of Akira Toriyama's original manga. Specifically, it is set during the "lost decade" of story time after the end of the battle with Majin Buu. It features new characters Birusu — the God of Destruction played by Kouichi Yamadera — and his attendant Wisu (Masakazu Morita). The film earned 688,090,207 yen (US$7,044,323) on 312 screens for a per-screen average of 2,205,416 yen (US$22,577), the highest average of the weekend.

The 2013 Doraemon film, Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum), fell from #2 to #3 during its fourth 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 308,881,334 yen (US$3,162,172) on 353 screens for a new total of 2,918,095,329 yen (US$29,874,001).

The Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi film fell from #5 to #6 in its third 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 104,017,140 yen (US$1,064,875) on 174 screens for a new total of 723,633,442 yen (US$7,408,197).

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, April 6-7 (2013-04-14 19:35)
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