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2nd Live-Action Assassination Classroom Stays at #1 With 393 Million Yen

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st Chihayafuru jumps back to #4, Doraemon keeps #2

Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (Assassination Classroom: Graduation), the second live-action film based on Yūsei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga, retained its #1 rank in the Japanese box office in its second weekend on 318 screens, selling 335,418 tickets and earning 393,471,200 yen (about US$3.54 million). It is projected to sell over 2 million tickets and earn 2 billion yen (about US$18.04 million) during its run.

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, retained its #2 rank in its fifth weekend on 363 screens. The film sold 198,103 tickets and earned 234,597,000 yen (about US$2.11 million) over the weekend. It is approaching a grand total of 3 million tickets sold.

Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku, the first of two planned live-action films of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga, rose from #7 back to #4 in its third weekend on 297 screens. The film's cumulative gross is close to 1 billion yen (about US$9.02 million).

Toei's Kamen Rider 1-Gō (Kamen Rider #1) film dropped from #4 to #6 in its second weekend on 306 screens. The film is projected to earn about 1 billion yen (about US$8.79 million).

The live-action film of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED or The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga dropped from #5 to #7 in its third weekend on 328 screens.

The Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahō! (Precure All Stars The Movie: Everyone Sing♪ Miraculous Magic!) anime film retained its #8 rank in its third weekend on 213 screens.

Sources: Eiga.com, Movie Walker

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