2nd Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Film Earns 919 Million Yen in 1st Weekend
posted on 2014-09-17 00:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), the second of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films, opened on Saturday in Japan on 434 screens and sold 717,958 tickets for 919,479,200 yen (about US$8.57 million). The film beat the record of the first sequel film to garner the biggest opening of any Japanese live-action film this year.
By comparison, in its first three days, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) sold 645,086 tickets for 822,734,430 yen (about US$8 million).
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy film also opened in Japan on Saturday and ranked in third place with 176,233 tickets sold and earning 224,145,400 yen (about US$2.09 million).
The live-action Lupin III film ranked at #4, the live-action Hot Road film ranked at #6, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen ranked at #7, and When Marnie Was There ranked at #10.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno opened in Japan on August 1.