Japanese Box Office, September 21-22
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Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) anime film fell from #2 to #3 during its 10th weekend. The film centers on Jirō Horikoshi (played by Evangelion director Hideaki Anno), the designer of Japan's famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II. The film earned 184,880,308 yen (US$1,881,157) on 454 screens for a new total of 11,087,842,373 yen (US$112,818,796).
Warner Japan's remake of Clint Eastwood's 1992 Unforgiven film starting Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception) fell from #4 to #6 in its second weekend. The film earned 65,445,773 yen (US$665,910) on 327 screens for a new total of 435,088,246 yen (US$4,427,022).
The Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. (anohana) film fell from #5 to #7 in its fourth weekend. The film retells the anohana story from the character Menma's point of view with a new epilogue. The film earned 55,904,369 yen (US$568,826) on 64 screens for a total of 740,158,014 yen (US$7,531,107).
The live-action Sadako 3D 2 film fell from #8 to #9 in its fourth weekend. The film ranked at #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 33,603,599 yen (US$341,916) on 347 screens for a new total of 638,486,458 yen (US$6,496,599).
Toei Animation and Shinji Aramaki's CG-animated Space Pirate Captain Harlock film fell from #7 to #10 in its third weekend. The film remakes the classic anime Space Pirate Captain Harlock with Toei Animation's highest production budget ever at the equivalent of more than 30 million U.S. dollars. Shun Oguri and Haruma Miura star as the title pirate and the new character yama, respectively. The film ranked at #9 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 31,689,779 yen (US$322,443) on 516 screens for a new total of 389,310,337 yen (US$3,961,232).
The Takanashi Rikka • Kai ~Gekijō-ban Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!~ film fell from Kogyo Tsushinsha's top 10 chart in its second weekend, and the film has not been listed on Box Office Mojo's chart. Similarly, the second installment in the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project also fell from Kogyo Tsushinsha's top 10 chart in its second weekend, and has not been listed on Box Office Mojo's chart.
Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, September 14-15