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Free! Road to the World: Yume Film Opens at #9

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The Fable, Anpanman, UtaPri, Godzilla stay in top 10

The live-action film of Katsuhisa Minami's The Fable manga dropped from #3 to #4 in its third weekend. The film earned 137,613,300 yen (about US$1.26 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has earned a cumulative total of 1,258,815,100 yen (about US$11.57 million).

The film ranked #2 in its opening weekend. The film sold 296,492 tickets for 396,614,500 yen (about US3.711 million) in its first three days. The Eiga.com website reports that the film is projected to earn over 2.5 billion yen (about US23.3 million) by the end of its run.

The film opened in Japan on June 21. Kan Eguchi directed the film and Yūsuke Watanabe wrote the script.

Soreike! Anpanman Kirameke! Ice no Kuni no Vanilla-hime (Let's go! Anpanman: Sparkle! Princess Vanilla of the Land of Ice Cream), the 31st anime film in the Anpanman anime franchise, dropped from #4 to #5 in its second weekend. The film earned 76,141,000 yen (about US$699,700) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 250,888,100 yen (about US$2.30 million).

The film sold 104,826 tickets and earned 125,512,500 yen (about US$1.15 million) to rank #4 in its opening weekend. The film sold a total of 114,901 tickets to earn 137,067,500 yen (about US$1.26 million) from Friday to Sunday, and earned earned 70 million yen (about US$650,700) of that amount on Sunday alone. The film earned .04% more in its opening weekend than last year's Soreike! Anpanman Kagayake! Kurun to Inochi no Hoshi film.

Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, the anime film in the Uta no Prince Sama franchise, stayed at #6 in its fourth weekend. The film earned 81,522,900 yen (about US$748,800) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 750,646,400 yen (about US$6.89 million). The film earned 20% more this past weekend than the weekend befire, despite being on its fourth weekend. The film has sold a total of 467,000 tickets since its opening.

The film sold more than 100,000 tickets and earned 222.7 million yen (about US$2.05 million) in its opening weekend. 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.

Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume (Dream), the compilation film for the third Free! anime season, ranked at #9 in its opening weekend. The film opened on July 5.

Legendary Pictures' Godzilla sequel film Godzilla: King of the Monsters film dropped from #5 to #10 in its sixth weekend. It earned 39,632,200 yen (about US$364,100) from Friday to Sunday, and earned a cumulative total of 2,708,601,100 yen (about US$24.88 million) so far. 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.

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, is out of the top 10, but still earned 35,279,500 yen (about US$324,100) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 373,520,090 yen (about US$3.43 million).

Studio Trigger and XFlag's original anime film Promare is out of the top 10, but still earned 32,269,000 yen (about US$296,400), for a cumulative total of 816,418,700 yen (about US$7.50 million).

The Frame Arms Girl: Kyakkyau Fufu na Wonderland anime film dropped from #1 to #2 in the mini-theater ranking in its second weekend. The film opened at #1 in the mini-theater ranking. The film is a compilation film with new added footage, and opened in Japan on June 29.

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


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