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Children of the Sea Anime Film Opens at #5 in Japan

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Godzilla, Ibuki, Kingdom, Detective Pikachu, Sadako, Conan stay in top 10

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters film dropped from #1 to #2 in its second weekend. It sold 245,000 tickets and earned 371,794,400 yen (about US$3.42 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,761,797,900 yen (about US$16.24 million). The film opened in 431 theaters on May 31, and sold 479,000 tickets and earned 677 million yen (about US$6.27 million) in its opening weekend.

The film earned an estimated US$49 million in the United State, and a total of US$179 million during its opening weekend worldwide.

The live-action film of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga dropped from #3 to #4 in its third weekend. The earned 82,234,500 yen (about US$757,900) from Friday to Sunday. The film has earned a cumulative total of 931,625,500 yen (about US$8.58 million). The film opened on May 24, and it sold 265,070 tickets for 332,068,500 yen (about US$3.07 million) over its first three days.

Studio 4°C's anime film of Daisuke Igarashi's Children of the Sea (Kaijū no Kodomo) manga ranked #5 in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan last Friday. GKIDS will screen the film theatrically in North America in Japanese and English in 2019. The film will screen at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June this year in the festival's new Contrechamp category.

Joe Hisaishi of Studio Ghibli fame composed the music for the film. Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers, After the Rain) directed, and Kenichi Konishi (Tokyo Godfathers, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) was the animation director and character designer.

The live-action film of Yasuhisa Hara's Kingdom manga stayed at #6 in its eighth weekend. The film earned 79,577,600 yen (about US$732,700) from Friday to Sunday, and has sold a total of 4.01 million tickets for a cumulative total of 5,346,786,200 yen (about US$49.23 million).

Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.' live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film dropped from #5 to #7 in the Japanese box office rankings in its sixth weekend. The film earned 77,695,900 yen (about US$715,400) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.96 million tickets, and has cumulatively earned 2,791,036,300 yen (about US$25.7 million).

Sadako, the Ring horror franchise's new film, dropped from #7 to #9 in its third weekend. The film earned 63,264,700 yen (about US$582,500) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a total of 562,557,700 yen (about US$5.18 million).

Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd Detective Conan anime film, dropped from #8 to #10 in its ninth weekend. The film earned 60,639,800 yen (about US$558,300) from Friday to Sunday. It has sold a total of 6.97 million tickets, and has cumulatively earned 8,910,058,700 yen (about US$82.03 million).

Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare dropped out of the top 10 in its third weekend, but it still earned 65,344,600 yen (about US$601,600) from Friday to Sunday. It has earned a cumulative total of 357,531,500 yen (about US$3.29 million).

The live-action film adaptation of Yuki Andō's The World of Machida-kun manga opened outside of the top 10 at #13.

The anime film of Kentetsu Takamori's Buddhist book Tannishō o Hiraku (Opening the Tannishō) jumped from #5 to #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its third weekend. Lupin the IIIrd: Mine Fujiko no Uso (Lupin the IIIrd: Fujiko Mine's Lie), the new theatrical anime film for the Lupin III franchise, dropped from #1 to #2 in the mini-theater ranking in its second weekend.

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


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