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2nd Fate/stay Night: Heaven's Feel Film Opens at #1

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DBZ Super: Broly drops to #4, Love Live! Sunshine!! stays at #8

Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly, the second film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel anime film trilogy sold 363,080 tickets to earn 602,841,741 yen (about US$5.55 million), topping the Japanese box office rankings in Japan in its first three days. The film sold 12% more tickets and earned 18% more in its opening weekend than the first film in the trilogy.

The film opened in 131 theaters in Japan last Saturday at the beginning of a three-day holiday weekend. Aniplex of America will screen the second film in theaters in the United States this year.

The first film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower, opened at #1 at the Japanese box office by both attendance and box office earnings in October 2017. The film sold a total of 980,000 tickets to earn 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.5 million).

Tomonori Sudou (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Fate/Zero animation director) is directing the films, and ufotable is animating the work. Yuki Kajiura (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works theme song composer, Fate/Zero music and theme song composer) is composing the music. Takahiro Miura is providing the storyboards. Aimer performed the first film's theme song.

The third film, Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song, will open in spring 2020.

The Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime film dropped to #4 in its fifth weekend.

The film opened in Japan on December 14, and it sold more than 820,000 tickets and earned more than 1,050,000,000 yen (about US$9.26 million) in its first three days in Japan, topping the box office in its first weekend. Toei stated it anticipates the film will earn more than 5 billion yen (about US$44 million).

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama wrote the script and designed the characters. Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece Film Z) directed the film, Naohiro Shintani served as animation director, and Kazuo Ogura served as art director. Norihito Sumitomo composed the music, and Daichi Miura performed the film's theme song "Blizzard."

The Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film stayed at #8 in its second weekend.

The film earned 98,963,900 yen (about US$911,690) in its first three days at the box office. The film ranked at #7 for earnings from January 4-6, but ranked at #8 in terms of tickets sold during the January 5-6 weekend.

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. The film eventually earned 2.84 billion yen (about US$26,163,074 by today's conversion).

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever, the last Kamen Rider film of the Heisei era, fell from #6 to #10 in its fourth weekend.

The film opened on 332 screens on December 22. The film sold 313,000 tickets for 389 million yen (about US$3.5 million) over its opening weekend — 108.% of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider's opening box office last year. Last year's film eventually earned 1.28 billion yen (about US$11.6 million), and the Eiga.com website reports that this year's film is expected to earn over 1.5 billion yen (about US$13.6 million).

The Eiga Yōkai Watch: Forever Friends anime film fell off the top 10 in its fifth weekend.

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


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