Madoka Magica Is #2 at Box Office, Dokidoki Precure Is #2 in Tickets Sold
posted on by Egan Loo
Kōgyō Tsūshin reported on Tuesday that Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- (Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari) ranked #2 at the Japanese box office in earnings this past weekend. Eiga Dokidoki! Precure Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Dress (Dokidoki! Precure the Movie: Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Linked to the Future) was #3 in how much it earned in its second weekend.
However, the Dokidoki! Precure film ranked #2 in the raw number of tickets sold, above the third Madoka Magica film at #3. As in other countries, children's tickets are priced lower than adults' tickets in Japan.
According to Kōgyō Tsūshin, the third Madoka Magica film sold 684,141 tickets for 955,334,350 yen (about US$9,681,000) from its opening day on Saturday, October 26 until Tuesday, November 5. The Dokidoki! Precure sold 479,124 tickets for 526,059,300 yen (US$5,331,000).
The latest Spec film, Gekijō-ban SPEC ~Close~ Zen no Hen, topped the charts in both box office earnings and total number of tickets sold. It sold 345,921 tickets for 457,993,900 yen (US$4,641,000) on 290 screens on Saturday and Sunday. Since it actually opened on Friday to take advantage of the extended holiday weekend, it sold 719,966 tickets for 882,692,950 yen (US$8,945,000) between Friday and Monday.
TOHO's live-action film adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's shōjo manga Kiyoku Yawaku dropped from #7 to #9 in its second weekend. It has now sold a total of 230,432 tickets for 283,662,800 yen (US$2,875,000).
The third Madoka Magica film and the Dokidoki! Precure film ranked #1 and #2, respectively, in both box office earnings and total number of tickets sold in the previous weekend when they opened in Japan.