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Precure Film Drops to #4 at Box Office, Heaven's Feel to #9

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action Saiki Kusuo drops to #7, Sensei! to #8

The Eiga Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode: Paris to! Omoide no Mille-Feuille!​ (Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode the Movie: With Paris! Mille-Feuille of Memories) anime film dropped from #1 to #4 in tickets sold at the Japanese box office in its second week during the November 4-5 weekend. The film, which is the 23rd in the Precure anime franchise, earned 120,520,400 yen (about US$1 million) over the weekend, and has earned a cumulative 450 million yen (about US$3.9 million).

In its opening weekend, the film sold 170,659 tickets on 217 screens to earn 193,101,900 yen (about US$1.7 million). In the anime's story, the Precure members go to France as part of a cooking competition. The film is related to the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode television anime, the 14th entry in the Precure series, that premiered in February.

The live-action film of Shūichi Asō's Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) manga fell from #4 to #7 and earned 95,753,800 yen (about US$841,666) in its third weekend at the box office. The film sold 156,000 tickets on 275 screens for 194 million yen (about US$1.7 million) in its opening weekend, and has now earned a cumulative total of 680,190,600 yen (about US$5.9 million). Yūichi Fukuda (live-action HK/Hentai Kamen, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store, Gintama) directed the film. The original manga and film follow the everyday life of Kusuo Saiki, a 16-year-old high school student who also has psychic powers.

The live-action film of Kazune Kawahara's Sensei! manga dropped from #5 to #8 and earned 78,754,900 yen (about US$692,176) in its second weekend. The film, titled Sensei! ...Suki ni Natte mo Ii desu ka? (Teacher! ...Is it All Right For Me to Like You?), sold 10,000 tickets on 336 screens to earn 127 million yen (US$1.1 million) at the box office during its opening weekend. The film is expected to earn more than 1 billion yen (US$8.8 million) in total. The film has now earned a cumulative total of 362,101,600 (about US$3.1 million) Toma Ikuta (Akihabara @ DEEP's Box, Bokura ga Ita/We Were There's Motoharu Yano) plays Kōsaku Itō, a high school teacher, while Suzu Hirose (The Boy and The Beast's Kaede, live-action Chihayafuru's Chihaya, live-action Your Lie in April's Kaori) plays Hibiki Shimada, a girl who falls in love with Kōsaku.

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, the first film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel anime film trilogy, fell from #7 to #9 and earned 76,642,000 yen (about US$673,705) in its fourth weekend at the box office. The film topped the box office ranking in its first weekend in both attendance and box office earnings. The movie 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) in its first weekend. The film has now earned a cumulative total of 1,147,936,420 yen (about US$10 million)

The Free! -Take Your Marks- anime film fell off the top 10 chart in its second weekend.

Sources: Eiga.com, Kōgyō Tsūshin, comScore via KOFIC

Edit: Added weekly and cumulative box office grosses.

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