Love Live! Ranks 5th Among Shochiku Films Since 2000 With 2.53 Billion Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Love Live! The School Idol Movie film has earned more than 2.53 billion yen (about US$21.2 million). Among the Japanese films released by movie production and distribution company Shochiku since 2000, the film ranks fifth highest in earnings, surpassed only by the 2003 Zatoichi movie (2.85 billion yen), Yatterman (3.14 billion), Love and Honor (4.11 billion yen), and Departures (6.46 billion yen).
Among Shochiku films released since 2010, Love Live! The School Idol Movie has surpassed Hot Road (2.47 billion yen), Otōto (2.1 billion yen), and the K-ON! movie (1.9 billion yen) in earnings.
The film premiered in Japan on June 13, and earned 400 million yen (about US$3.24 million) on 121 screens in its first two days. The film had earned more than 2.4 billion yen (about US$19 million) as of August 16, 65 days after the film opened at the box office, surpassing the 2.08 billion yen (about US$17.7 million) box-office earnings of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion film, and the 2.28 billion (about US$18.2 million) yen gross of the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki film.
The film is premiering in select cities in the United States on September 12. The film will also screen in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, and Indonesia.