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1st Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel Film Opens at #1

posted on by Egan Loo
Yamato 2202 opens at #8, live-action Love and Lies at #10

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 Musawo's Love and Lies manga opened at #10. Takeshi Furusawa (live-action Clover, Assassination Classroom, Another) directed the film starring Aoi Morikawa.

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.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (Link 2), Eiga.com

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