'Fireworks' Anime Film Falls to #8 at Japanese Box Office
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The live-action Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai (I want to eat your pancreas) film fell from #5 to #7 in its seventh weekend from September 9-10. The film ranked at #6 from September 8-10, earning 71,550,000 yen (about US$646,454). The film has a cumulative gross of 3,052,806,400 yen (US$27,582,105). The film is based on Yoru Sumino's novel of the same name. The book is also inspiring an anime film next year.
Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? (Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?), the anime film adaptation of director Shunji Iwai's 1993 live-action drama of the same name, fell from #4 to #8 in its fourth weekend. The film earned 67,683,300 yen (US$611,653) from September 8-10, and now has a cumulative total of 1,324,536,300 yen (US$11,967,185).
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V: Clash at Loum (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V: Loum no Kaisen), the fifth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime, fell off the top 10 chart in its second weekend. Additionally, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Gekijōban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!), this year's Pokémon film, fell from the top 10 chart in its ninth weekend.
Gekijōban Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Sekka no Chikai (Movie Version Fate/kaleid liner Prisma ☆ Illya: Oath Under the Snow), the new anime film in the Prisma Illya franchise, topped the mini-theater rankings in Japan for the third consecutive weekend during the September 9-10 weekend.
The Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! original video anime (OVA) rose from #5 to #4 in the mini-theater rankings in its third weekend. The OVA, subtitled "Ai to Seishun no Sotsugyō!" (The Graduation of Love and Youth), is screening in eight Japanese theaters from August 26 to September 15. The anime is listed as the "series concluding chapter."