Isao Takahata's Princess Kaguya Anime Film Tops Japan's Box Office

posted on 2013-11-25 14:15 EST
1st Persona 3 film debuts at #7 with 39,963 tickets sold

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, topped Japan's box office charts during its opening weekend. The film sold 222,822 tickets to earn 284,252,550 yen (about US$2.8 million) on 456 screens.

In comparison, Studio Ghibli's last film, Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, sold 747,451 tickets to earn 961 million yen (US$9.66 million) on 454 screens.

The first Persona 3 film, Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth, debuted at #7. The film sold 39,963 tickets on 26 screens to earn 60,912,300 yen (about US$599,000).

Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-) stayed at #4 during its fifth weekend, and Toei's Eiga Dokidoki! Precure Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Dress fell from #5 to #6 in its fifth weekend.

The Yume to Kyōki no Ōkoku (The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness) documentary about Studio Ghibli screened from November 16-24 on 20 screens and earned 15,060,000 yen (about US$148,000) total.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Kogyo Tsushinsha, Hiroo Otaka via Yaraon!, tsk06

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