1st Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel Film Opens at #1
posted on by Egan Loo
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, the first film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel anime film trilogy, opened this past weekend at #1 at the Japanese box office by both attendance and box office earnings. It sold 247,509 tickets for 413,030,840 yen (about US$3.69 million) in two days for a per-screen average of 3,226,802 yen (US$29,000).
Ajin, the live-action film based on Gamon Sakurai's Ajin - Demi-Human manga, dropped from #3 to #5 in its third weekend. It earned 271,612,100 yen (US$2.40 million) and sold 210,000 tickets over 341 screens in its opening weekend. The film is expected to earn 1.5 billion yen (US$13 million). The film opened in Japan on September 30, and Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Space Travelers, Bayside Shakedown) directed the film. Takeru Satoh and Gou Ayano star in the film.
The third Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi (Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love or Star Blazers 2202: Warriors of Love) film release opened at #8, and it also topped the mini-theater rankings for the weekend. The film, subtitled "Junai-hen" (Pure Love Chapter), opened on 25 theaters on Saturday.
The live-action film of Ai Kozaki's Asahinagu sports manga fell from #6 off the top 10. The film opened on September 22. Tsutomu Hanabusa directed the film, and it stars members of the Nogizaka46 idol group.
Yowamushi Pedal Re:Generation opened at #2 on the mini-theater rankings. The compilation film incorporates footage from the third anime season with some new shots, and its two-week limited screening started on Friday.
Digimon Adventure tri. Kyōsei (Union or Symbiosis), the fifth film in the Digimon Adventure tri. film project, dropped from #1 to #3 on the mini-theater rankings. The film opened in Japan on September 30, and it also become available for streaming in Japan through the PLAYSTATION Network on the same day the movie opened.