Japanese Box Office, October 5-6
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoshite Chichi ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son) film, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes in May, stayed at #1 during the October 5-6 weekend.
Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) anime film stayed at #5 during its 12th 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 70,137,186 yen (US$712,172) on 454 screens for a new total of 11,383,918,997 yen (US$115,592,313).
The Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. (anohana) film stayed at #9 in its sixth weekend. The film retells the anohana story from the character Menma's point of view with a new epilogue. The film ranked at #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 29,782,119 yen (US$302,407) on 64 screens for a total of 895,615,200 yen (US$9,094,076).
Warner Japan's remake of Clint Eastwood's 1992 Unforgiven film starting Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception) stayed at #10 in its fourth weekend. The film ranked at #11 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 18,493,815 yen (US$187,786) on 327 screens for a new total of 625,159,314 yen (US$6,347,867).
The Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin film fell from #7 to #9 on Box Office Mojo's chart in its second weekend. The film adapts Kinoko Nasu's Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin (The Garden of Sinners/recalled out summer) epilogue side story. The film earned 21,335,846 yen (US$216,644) on 32 screens for a new total of 120,983,920 yen (US$1,228,470).
The live-action Sadako 3D 2 film fell from Box Office Mojo's chart in its sixth weekend, and Toei Animation and Shinji Aramaki's CG-animated Space Pirate Captain Harlock film fell from Box Office Mojo's chart in its fifth weekend.
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, September 28-29