Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry Film Opens at #10 With 53 Million Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), the 21st Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime film, stayed at #2 at the Japanese box office in its fourth weekend, below Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast film (which is on its third week at #1). The film has earned a total of 5.39 billion yen (about US$47.54 million). The newest Detective Conan film is expected to surpass the 6.33-billion-yen (about US$56-million) gross of the previous film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, which is currently the record high for the franchise.
The live-action film of Usamaru Furuya's Teiichi no Kuni (Teiichi's Country) manga fell from #4 to #5 in its second weekend . The film sold 166,000 tickets, and earned 214 million yen (about US$1.91 million) on its opening weekend. The film opened on April 29. Akira Nagai (Sekai Kara Neko ga Kieta Nara) directed the film, and Yoshihiro Izumi (live-action Death Note, anohana) penned the script.
The live-action film of Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal "neo period drama" manga fell from #6 to #8 on its second weekend. The film sold 145,000 tickets and earned 189 million yen (about US$1.68 million) over its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on April 29. Prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Yatterman, As the Gods Will, Crows) directed the film.
The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film sold 42,771 tickets and earned 53,888,700 yen (about US$474,848) over 101 theaters on its opening weekend to rank #10 in the Japanese box office. The film had 38 full-house screenings all over the country. The film opened in Japan on Saturday. It will also open in at least 16 countries besides Japan in May, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, nine countries in Central America and South America, Thailand, and France. Tatsuma Minamikawa (episode director for Aldnoah.Zero, Attack on Titan, Haganai NEXT) directed the film at A-1 Pictures.