Japanese Box Office, June 15-16
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The live-action film adaptation of Shunju Aono's Ore wa Mada Honki Dashitenai Dake (I'll Give It My All... Tomorrow) manga debuted at #5. The story centers on Shizuo, a hapless 41-year-old father of a 17-year-old girl. Shizuo dreams of being a manga creator while spending his days working at a menial part-time job. Shinichi Tsutsumi (SP series, Always: Sunset on Third Street) stars in this film from director Yūichi Fukuda (Yūsha Yoshihiko to Maō no Shiro, One-Pound Gospel, Saru Lock, The 3-Mei-sama: Anime wa Anime de Arissho!, Waimo-kun~Kiiroi Kao Shite Babanban). The acoustic guitar duo Gontiti (Nobody Knows, TO-Y, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou) is scoring the music. The film earned 67,835,754 yen (US$693,756) on 147 screens.
Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye (Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea), the 17th Detective Conan (Case Closed) film, fell from #7 to #10 in its ninth weekend. The movie is set on a state-of-the art Aegis vessel with the full cooperation of Japan's real-life Ministry of Defense and Maritime Self-Defense Force. The corpse of a Self-Defense Force member has been found — minus the left arm — and a spy has infiltrated the Aegis vessel. The heroine Ran is put in jeopardy, and Conan is forced to stand up against the dangerous Spy "X." Kobun Shizuno is returning from the last few Detective Conan films to direct the latest one at TMS and V1 Studio. The television anime's cast members are reprising their respective roles. The film earned 23,942,020 yen (US$244,855) on 322 screens for a new total of 3,351,869,037 yen (US$34,279,564). (Note: last week Box Office Mojo reported that the gross-to-date amount for this film was 3,437,072,188 yen or US$35,150,937.)
The live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa Toshokan Sensō/Library Wars novels fell from #10 to #11 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its eighth weekend. The film stars V6 idol group member Junichi Okada (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) as Atsushi Dōjō, and Nana Eikura (Mei-chan no Shitsuji, Boku wa Imōto ni Koi o Suru) as Iku Kasahara. Shinsuke Satō (Gantz, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, The Princess Blade, Sand Chronicles) directed the film. The film earned 13,660,815 yen (US$139,709) on 303 screens for a new total of 1,552,042,649 yen (US$15,872,740). (Note: last week Box Office Mojo reported that the gross-to-date total for this film was 1,577,121,626 yen or US$16,129,222.)
Kenchō Omotenashi-ka, the live-action film based on a novel by Library War/Toshokan Sensō author Hiro Arikawa, fell from #11 to #13 on Box Office Mojo's chart during its sixth weekend. The novel revolves around a prefectural office's newly-established hospitality division, and new member Fumitaka (played by Ryo Nishikido) is charged with planning area promotion. However, Fumitaka quickly realizes he must struggle through a lot of red tape to be able to accomplish his goals. The film earned 12,587,066 yen (US$128,727) on 293 screens for a new total of 590,124,040 yen (US$6,035,198).
This year's Crayon Shin-chan film, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!!, fell from both charts in its ninth weekend.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, June 8-9