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2nd Girls & Panzer Finale Film Opens at #4, UtaPri at #6

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Godzilla, Rascal, Children of the Sea, Kingdom, Ibuki in top 10

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters film dropped from #2 to #3 in its third weekend. It earned 211,085,100 yen (about US$1.94 million) from Friday to Sunday, has earned a cumulative total of 2,211,821,700 yen (about US$20.37 million), and sold a cumulative total of 1.51 million tickets. 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 second film in the six-part Girls und Panzer das Finale film series sold 118,000 tickets to earn 145 million yen (about US$1.33 million) and rank #4 in its opening weekend. The opening weekend amount is .9% higher than the first film in the Girls und Panzer das Finale series.

The film opened in Japan on July 15. he first Girls und Panzer das Finale film opened in Japan in 59 theaters in December 2017.

The Finale anime project will also have immersive 4DX and MX4D screenings, after the project's second episode ends its initial run of regular screenings. Each of the immersive screenings will combine two episodes; the first ones will combine the first and second episodes. The next set of immersive screenings will combine the third and fourth episodes, and the last set will combine the fifth and sixth episodes.

Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince Sama franchise, ranked at #6 in its opening weekend. The film sold more than 100,000 tickets and earned 222.7 million yen (about US$2.05 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film opened in Japan on June 14. Sentai Filmworks licensed the film, and the film will have a premiere screening on July 5 at this year's Anime Expo event. Voice actors Takuma Terashima (Otoya Ittoki) and Mamoru Miyano (Tokiya Ichinose) will be in attendance. Sentai Filmworks will also screen the film in U.S. theaters at a later date.

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (Seishun Buta Yarō wa Yume-Miru Shōjo no Yume wo Minai), the anime film based on Hajime Kamoshida's Seishun Buta Yarō light novel series, debuted at #7 in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on June 15, and it sold 66,000 tickets for 100 million yen (about US$900,000) in its first two days.

Aniplex of America will host the United States premiere of the film at Anime Expo on July 7.

The film features a returning staff and cast, including director Sōichi Masui, scriptwriter Masahiro Yokotani, character designer Satomi Tamura, musical composer fox capture plan, and animation production studio CloverWorks.

Studio 4°C's anime film of Daisuke Igarashi's Children of the Sea (Kaijū no Kodomo) manga dropped from #5 to #8 in its second weekend. The film earned 56,433,000 yen (about US$520,000) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 241,129,200 yen (about US$2.22 million).

The film ranked #5 in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on June 7. GKIDS will screen the film theatrically in North America in Japanese and English in 2019. The film screened 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 dropped from #6 to #9 in its ninth weekend. The film earned 53,306,000 yen (about US$491,200) from Friday to Sunday, and has sold a total of 4.11 million tickets for a cumulative total of 5,471,938,400 yen (about US$50.42 million).

The live-action film of Osamu Eya and Kaiji Kawaguchi's Kūbo Ibuki (Aircraft Carrier Ibuki) manga dropped from #4 to #10 in its fourth weekend. The film earned 47,564,500 yen (about US$438,300) from Friday to Sunday. The film has earned a cumulative total of 1,049,358,000 yen (about US$9.66 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 Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare is out of the top 10, but still earned 57,684,000 yen (about US$531,500), for a cumulative total of 494,277,000 yen (about US$4.55 million).

Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.' live-action Pokémon Detective Pikachu film also dropped off the top 10 this weekend, but still earned 46,189,200 yen (about US$425,500), for a cumulative total of 2,879,794,700 yen (about US$26.53 million).

Sadako, the Ring horror franchise's new film, dropped off the top 10, but still earned 41,712,200 yen (about US$384,200), for a cumulative total of 645,099,600 yen (about US$5.94 million).

The Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm original video anime ranked at #1 in the mini-theater rankings in its opening weekend. The OVA premiered in Japanese theaters on June 14, and will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at a later date.

The anime film of Kentetsu Takamori's Buddhist book Tannishō o Hiraku (Opening the Tannishō) dropped from #1 to #2 in the mini-theater ranking in its fourth weekend.

For Whom the Alchemist Exists, the theatrical film of The Alchemist Code (Ta ga Tame no Alchemist or For Whom the Alchemist) smartphone game, ranked at #4 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend. The film opened in Japan on June 14.

Update: Added UtaPri ticket sales and earnings for first three days.

Sources: Eiga.com, Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web (link 2), comScore via KOFIC


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