Japanese Box Office, November 16-17

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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, fell from #3 to #4 during its fourth 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 ranked at #3 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 106,622,724 yen (US$1,052,366) on 129 screens for a new total of 1,521,585,948 yen (US$15,018,053).

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 #4 to #5 in its fourth 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 72,756,324 (US$718,104) on 199 screens for a new total of 777,531,964 yen (US$7,674,240).

The Bad Boys J live-action film based on Hiroshi Tanaka's Bad Boys manga fell from #5 to #9 in its second weekend. 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 ranked at #8 on Box Office Mojo's chart and earned 30,168,593 (US$297,764) on 90 screens for a new total of 137,677,632 yen (US$1,358,878).

Toho's live-action film adaptation of Ryo Ikuemi's shōjo manga Kiyoku Yawaku fell from #10 to #12 in its fourth 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 23,644,671 yen (US$233,372) on 266 screens for a new total of 434,678,775 yen (US$4,290,279).

Sources: Kogyo Tsushinsha, Box Office Mojo

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