King of Prism: Pride the Hero Anime Film Opens at #7

posted on 2017-06-12 09:45 EDT
Detective Conan falls to #8, Peach Girl falls to #10

The King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO anime film sold 47,000 tickets and earned 82 million yen (about US$746,000) in its opening weekend to rank at #7 at the Japanese box office. The film opened on Saturday at 56 theaters in Japan.

Masakazu Hishida, who directed various Pretty Rhythm anime series, as well as the KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm film, returned to direct King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO at Tatsunoko Production. Jou Aoba (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream episode director) also returned to write the script. Mai Matsuura was again credited with the original character designs and character designs. The main cast members reprise their roles in the film, and Tomokazu Sugita plays the new character George Takadanobaba.

The Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter (Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter) anime film, fell from #6 to #8 in its ninth weekend. The film had earned more than 6.5 billion yen (about US$59 million) as of June 4, setting a new record for the Detective Conan film series. The film is the fifth film in a row to set a new franchise record. The film has sold over 5 million tickets since opening in Japan on April 15.

The live-action film adaptation of Miwa Ueda's Peach Girl manga fell from #7 to #10 in its fourth weekend. The film sold 120,000 tickets and earned 143 million yen (US$1.29 million) on 301 screens on its opening weekend on May 20. Kōji Shintoku (live-action Mars ~Tada, Kimi wo Aishiteru!) directed the film, and Junpei Yamaoka (live-action Gin to Kin drama) wrote the scripts.

The live-action film of Usamaru Furuya's Teiichi no Kuni (Teiichi's Country) manga fell off the rankings this past weekend.

As of this weekend, Makoto Shinkai's your name. film has earned a cumulative 24.94 billion yen (about US$226 million). It is the #4 highest-earning film of all time in the Japanese box office chart, just below Frozen at #3 with 25.5 billion yen (about US$232 million).

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Movie Walker, Kōgyō Tsūshin,

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