2nd Live-Action Assassination Classroom Opens at #1 With 639 Million Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (Assassination Classroom: Graduation), the second live-action film based on Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga, opened in Japan last Friday on 319 screens. It sold 544,641 tickets for 639,193,900 yen (about US$5.62 million) to top the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. It is currently tracking at 155.6% of the previous film, which earned a total of 2.77 billion yen (about US$24.37 million) during its run last year. Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen is projected to beat the first film's gross with over 3 billion yen (about US$26.39 million).
Toei's Kamen Rider 1-Gō (Kamen Rider #1) film opened last Saturday on 307 screens, selling 123,702 tickets and earning 155,290,500 yen (about US$1.36 million) to rank #4. The film is tracking at 69.7% of last December's Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider: Ghost & Drive Chō Movie Taisen film, and is projected to earn about 1 billion yen (about US$8.79 million).
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, dropped from #1 to #2 in its fourth weekend on 363 screens, ending a three-week consecutive run of topping the box office.
The Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahō! (Precure All Stars The Movie: Everyone Sing♪ Miraculous Magic!) anime film dropped from #6 to #8 in its second weekend on 213 screens.