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Uirabu., Precure Stay in Top 10 at Japanese Box Office

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Godzilla falls off list; Kaiju Girls (Black), Zoku Owarimonogatari rank on mini-theater chart

The live-action film of Yukimo Hoshimori's Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- (Uirabu.: Story of Innocent Love) manga fell from #5 to #6 in its third weekend. The film earned 69,082,800 yen (about US$608,700) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 611,480,900 yen (about US$5.38 million).

The film sold 143,000 tickets and earned 170 million yen (about US$1.49 million) in its opening weekend. Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- opened on November 9 in 215 theaters.

King & Prince performed the film's theme song "High On Love!" Yūichi Satō directed the film, with a script by Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, Norn9, Comic Girls).

Hoshimori launched the manga in Sho-Comi in 2015, and ended it in July 2017. Shogakukan published the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume in November 2017. The series has more than 1 million copies in print as of August 2017.

The Eiga Hugtto! Precure ♡ Futari wa Precure All Stars Memories crossover film dropped from #6 to #7 on its fifth weekend. The film earned 50,977,900 yen (about US$449,100) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,042,597,000 yen (about US$9.18 million).

The film opened in Japan on October 27, and it sold more than 300,000 tickets and earned more than 350 million yen (about US$3.13 million) in its first two days.

The film, with a theme of "memories," marks a revival of the "All Stars" film series, and also commemorates the overall franchise's 15th anniversary. The film features 55 Precures, and earned the Guinness World Record for "Most magical warriors in an anime film" on Saturday. The previous film in the "All Stars" series, Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahō!, opened in Japan in March 2016. Crossover films after that were titled Eiga Precure Dream Stars! and Precure Super Stars!.

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (Godzilla: Hoshi wo Kū Mono), the third and final film in the Godzilla anime film trilogy, fell off the top 10 in its third weekend.

The anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Zoku Owarimonogatari ranked at #1 in the mini-theater rankings for the third weekend.

The Kaijū Girls (Black): Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku anime debuted at #3 in the mini-theater rankings. The anime has a limited theatrical run across Japan that began last Friday on November 23.

Sources: Eiga.com, Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), comScore via KOFIC


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