Japanese Box Office, November 9-10

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Bad Boys J debuts at #5; Madoka Magica stays at #3

Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-), the third film in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, stayed at #3 during its third weekend. Akiyuki Shinbo and Yukihiro Miyamoto directed the film at SHAFT with original character designs from manga creator Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch). Yuki Kajiura provided the music. The main cast returned from the television series and previous two films, and Kana Asumi joined the cast as the new magical girl Nagisa Momoe. The film earned 208,662,288 yen (US$2,082,032) on 129 screens for a new total of 1,244,778,770 yen (US$12,420,402).

Toei's 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) film fell from # 2 to #4 in its third weekend. The story begins when the main lead, Mana Aida, inherits the same wedding dress that her mother and her grandmother wore. However, a mysterious cloaked figure named Mashū appears aboard an airship while playing a clarinet, and people start losing their memories or worse. Mana is transported to the past, and while she gets to see her beloved grandmother and dog Maro, the future is in jeopardy. The film earned 97,962,276 (US$977,467) on 199 screens for a new total of 661,720,266 yen (US$6,602,644).

The Bad Boys J live-action film based on Hiroshi Tanaka's Bad Boys manga debuted at #5. The film is a followup of the 2012 Bad Boys J television drama starring Sexy Zone idol group signer Kento Nakajima as Tsukasa Kiriki, a young man who has a strong sense of justice, but rebels against his rich parents and joins a motorcycle gang called the Paradise Butterflies. The film earned 80,156,714 (US$799,803) on 90 screens.

TOHO's live-action film adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's shōjo manga Kiyoku Yawaku fell from #9 to #10 in its third weekend. The film stars actress Masami Nagasawa (Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World, Gaku, Moteki, From Up On Poppy Hill) and actor Masaki Okada (Otomen, Space Brothers, Confessions). Nagasawa plays Kanna Seto, a woman still consumed by the loss of her childhood friend in an accident. Okada plays Roku Akazawa, a man dealing with his own guilt over an accident that resulted in the death of a female friend in elementary school. The film earned 36,292,908 yen (US$362,130) on 266 screens for a new total of 370,466,608 yen (US$3,696,515).

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Box Office, November 16-17 (2013-11-24 16:00)
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, November 2-3
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