Live-Action Bakuman Film Opens at #1 With 251 Million Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman. manga opened on 325 screens in Japan on Saturday, and sold 184,263 tickets for 251,607,900 yen (about US$2.08 million) in its opening weekend. It ranked #1 in the Japanese box office for the October 3-4 weekend. Compared to the live-action Moteki film (director Hitoshi Ōne's previous feature), Bakuman. earned 102.4% more and sold 104.4% more tickets in its first week. (Moteki earned 213,478,881 yen or US$1.77 million in its first week, and eventually grossed 2.22 billion yen or US$18.4 million.)
The live-action film of Momoko Kōda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shōjo manga fell from #1 to #2 this past weekend on 267 screens. It earned 178,309,700 yen (US$1.48 million) and sold 148,356 tickets in its third weekend.
Heroine Shikkaku's 1.5 billion yen (US$12.45 million) gross has surpassed Attack on Titan: End of the World's 1.2 billion yen (US$9.96 million) gross. Attack on Titan: End of the World fell from #2 to #3 this past weekend on 331 screens.
The Anthem of the Heart anime film retained its #5 ranking for the third week in a row on 142 screens.
The Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza anime sequel film opened on 60 screens in Japan on Saturday, ranking at #7 and earning 67,525,150 yen (about US$560,560) and selling 42,170 tickets, with a per-screen average of 1.13 million yen (about US$9,383).
The anime film of Project Itoh's Shisha no Teikoku (The Empire of Corpses) novel opened on Friday, and ranked #13 in the Japanese box office.