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Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow Anime Film Opens at #8

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Kamen Rider, Yo-kai Watch stay in top 10

The Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film opened at #8 at the Japanese box office for tickets sold during the January 5-6 weekend. The film opened in Japan on January 4. (Note: earnings numbers are not yet available as of press time.)

The television anime's cast and staff returned for the film. [Warning: The story summary below contain a spoiler for the television anime. Highlight text to read the spoiler.]
[In the film's story, Uranohoshi Girls' High School's idol group Aquors has won the final Love Live! contest.] While preparing to enroll at a new school, the first- and second-year students encounter unexpected trouble. Also, after heading for a graduation trip, the third-year students go missing. As they are separated, the Aquors members appreciate the weight of their togetherness for the first time. In order to move forward, they must decide how to react to their new situations.

The first Love Live! franchise film, Love Live! The School Idol Movie, ranked at #1 in terms of tickets sold and in earnings in June 2015. The film sold 251,811 tickets in its first two days, earning 400,235,800 yen (about US$3,240,900 at the time). The film opened in Japan on a Saturday instead of a Friday.

During the January 5-6 weekend, Dragon Ball Super: Broly stayed at #3 in its fourth weekend, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER fell from #5 to #6 in its third weekend, and Eiga Yōkai Watch: Forever Friends fell from #6 to #9 in its fourth weekend. The live-action film of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi - False Love manga fell off the top 10 list in its third weekend.

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Kōgyō Tsūshin

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