News Japanese Box Office, December 21-22
posted on 2014-01-12 21:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Note: Box Office Mojo did not list the results of the December 21-22 weekend, so this article only reflects Kogyo Tsushinsha's data.
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie fell from #1 to #2 during its third weekend. In the film, the "Cherry Sapphire," an illusive secret treasure that holds the key to the entire world, will bring the two titular characters in a "head-to-head confrontation." Lupin is suspected of stealing the gem, and "when the truth is revealed, the curtain will open on the greatest battle in the world."
Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard Tenkawakeme no Sengoku Movie Daigassen, the Movie War crossover between Kamen Rider Gaim and Kamen Rider Wizard, fell from #3 to #5 in its second weekend.
The live-action film adaptation of Kotomi Aoki's Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru manga fell from #4 to #6 in its second weekend. The story centers around Aki Ogasawara (played by Rurouni Kenshin's Takeru Satoh), a "sound creator" who composes for the popular band Crude Play and earns over 100 million yen (about US$1.3 million) a year. Despite this, he conceals all of this and calls himself a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). Seeking a life outside of music, he begins seeing a high school girl named Riko Koeda (played by newcomer Sakurako Ōhara). However, what Aki does not know is that Riko is actually a huge fan of Aki's music. Even with his girlfriend, Aki cannot escape the world of music.
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, fell from #6 to #9 during its fifth weekend. The film is based on the famous Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter), which centers on a princess named Kaguya who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.
Source: Kogyo Tsushinsha
follow-up of Japanese Box Office, December 14-15