Library Wars: The Last Mission Stays #1 at Box Office With 173 Million Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Toshokan Sensō: The Last Mission film — the sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's Toshokan Sensō (Library Wars) novel series — stayed at #1 in the Japanese box office in its second weekend. It sold 130,351 tickets and earned 173,819,400 yen (about US$1.45 million) on 322 screens during the October 17-18 weekend. It now has a total of 850 million yen (US$7.1 million); while the sequel's first weekend total was higher than the first film's first weekend total, the sequel's nine-day total lags behind the first film's nine-day total (over 950 million yen or over US$7.9 million).
The live-action film of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Bakuman. manga fell from #2 to #3 in its third week, earning 137,680,800 yen (US$1.15 million) and selling 103,271 on 324 screens. The film has earned a cumulative total of over 1 billion yen (US$8.36 million) after 16 days.
The live-action film of Momoko Kōda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shōjo manga stayed at #4 this past weekend on 267 screens. The film has earned a cumulative total of over 2 billion yen (US$16.73 million).
The religious anime film The Laws of the Universe Part 0 (UFO Gakuen no Himitsu) fell from #5 to #6 in its second weekend. It showed on 168 screens in Japan.
Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi, the CG-animated film based on Atsuo Saitō's 1972 children's novel, stayed at #7 in its second weekend. The film showed on 304 screens in Japan.
The Anthem of the Heart anime film climbed from #9 to #8 this past weekend. The film showed on 142 screens in Japan.