Live-Action Heroine Shikkaku Tops Attack on Titan at Weekend Box Office
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The live-action film of Momoko Kōda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shōjo manga earned 233,825,500 yen (about US$1.95 million) and sold 196,496 tickets on 268 screens during the September 26-27 weekend. It topped the Japanese box-office for the weekend, climbing from its #2 ranking last week. Ticket sales for Heroine Shikkaku lowered to 88.53% (an 11.47% drop) compared to last week. It has sold a cumulative total of 944,753 tickets and earned about 1,090,611,830 yen (US$9.12 million).
Attack on Titan: End of the World, the second live-action film based on Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga, fell from #1 to #2 this past weekend. It sold 112,487 tickets and earning 159,287,800 yen (about US$1.33 million) on 427 screens during its second weekend, and has grossed about 1 billion yen (US$8.36 million) in the nine days since opening. It is now tracking about 54.3% of the box office numbers of the first film, which sold 460,000 tickets for 600 million yen (US$5 million) in its first weekend. In its first nine days, the first film had earned 1.4 billion yen (US$12 million).
The Anthem of the Heart anime film stayed at #5.
Aria the Avvenire, the new anime in the Aria series that celebrates the anime's 10th anniversary, premiered last Saturday on 11 screens and ranked #12.