Live-Action ERASED Film Opens at #2, Chihayafuru at #4
posted on 2016-03-23 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The live-action film of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED or The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga opened last Saturday on 329 screens. It sold 169,500 tickets for 221,706,200 yen (about US$1.97 million) to rank #2 at the Japanese box office. It is projected to earn 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.35 million).
Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku, the first of two planned live-action films of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga, opened last Saturday on 298 screens. The film sold 146,299 tickets and earned 179,018,300 yen (about US$1.59 million), ranking #4 in its first weekend. It is projected to earn over 1 billion yen (about US$8.89 million)
The Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahō! (Precure All Stars The Movie: Everyone Sing♪ Miraculous Magic!) anime film opened on Saturday on 213 screens. It sold 116,015 tickets and earned 133,508,200 yen (about US$1.18 million), ranking #6 on its opening weekend. Its opening weekend is currently tracking 102.4% higher than last year's Eiga Precure All Stars: Haru no Carnival film.
Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016), the 36th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, remained at #1 in its third weekend on 363 screens, selling 347,137 tickets and earning 399,929,400 yen (about US$3.55 million). The film has earned over 2 billion yen (about US$17.79 million) total in 21 days.
The new film remakes the 1989 Doraemon: Nobita at the Birth of Japan film. The earlier film sold 4.20 million tickets, which is the franchise record (excluding the CG film Stand By Me Doraemon).
The live-action film of Makino's shōjo manga Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai dropped from #4 to #8 in its fourth weekend on 160 screens.
The live-action film of Ayumi Ishii's Nobunaga Concerto historical manga fell off the top 10 chart after eight weekends. The PriPara Mi~nna no Akogare Let's Go PriPari also fell off the chart in its second weekend.