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One Piece Stampede Opens at #1, Weathering With You Drops to #3

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Dragon Quest: Your Story drops to #7, Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution to #9

The One Piece Stampede anime film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The film sold 1,254,372 tickets from Friday to Monday, and earned 1,646,321,500 yen (about US$15.64 million) over the same period (Monday was a holiday in Japan). The film earned 8.4% more and sold 15.3% more tickets over its first four days than One Piece Film Gold, the previous franchise film. The new film sold 356,052 tickets on 429 screens in 352 theaters on its opening day last Friday, the largest first-day attendance record at the Japanese box office so far in 2019. It sold 598,000 tickets for 806 million yen (about US$7.59 million) from Saturday to Sunday, or 69.7% of the total of One Piece Film Gold's first (non-holiday) weekend.

One Piece Stampede marks the anime's 20th anniversary. The first 3 million theatergoers will receive the One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. Fuji TV describes the film's story:

The world's greatest exposition of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates - the Pirates Festival. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Crew receive an invitation from its host Buena Festa who is known as the Master of Festivities. They arrive to find a venue packed with glamorous pavilions and many pirates including the ones from the Worst Generation. The place is electric.

Makoto Shinkai's new film Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko) dropped to #3 in its fourth weekend. The film sold 468,000 tickets over the weekend, and earned 645,264,300 yen (about US$6.06 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has so far sold 5.84 million tickets to earn 7,513,487,800 yen (about US$70.6 million).

The film sold 1,159,020 tickets to earn 1,643,809,400 yen (about US$15.22 million) in its first three days in 358 theaters. The film ranked #1 in its opening weekend.

The film earned 28.6% more in its first three days compared to Shinkai's previous your name. film, which earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million at the time) in its first three days. The Eiga.com website estimates that the Weathering With You film's earnings will surpass 10 billion yen (about US$93 million).

The film opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19.

Dragon Quest Your Story, the Dragon Quest game franchise's first 3D CG anime film, dropped from #4 to #7 in its second weekend. The film earned 141,551,600 yen (about US$1.32 million) from Friday to Sunday, and the film has earned a cumulative total of 831,703,800 yen (about US$7.81 million).

The film sold 215,000 tickets and earned 309 million yen (about US$2.91 million) in its opening weekend in 312 theaters. The Eiga.com site projects that the film will eventually earn its initially estimated total of 1.5 billion yen (about US$14.11 million).

The film opened in Japan on August 2 on 313 screens.

The live-action film adaptation of Norifusa Mita's Archimedes no Taisen (The Great War of Archimedes) manga dropped from #5 to #8 in its third weekend.

The film opened on July 26. The film sold 202,000 tickets and earned 265 million yen (about US$2.43 million) to rank #3 in its opening weekend in 343 theaters.

Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution (Mew Two no Gyakushū Evolution), the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise, dropped from #8 to #9 in its fifth weekend. The film earned 97,311,100 yen (about US$914,200) from Friday to Sunday. The film has so far sold 1.95 million tickets to earn a cumulative total of 2,297,013,600 yen (about US$21.58 million).

The film sold 454,000 tickets to earn 553 million yen to rank #2 in its opening weekend in 367 theaters. The film earned 10.6% more in its opening weekend than last year's film Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us did in its opening weekend. (Last year's film eventually earned 3.09 billion yen (about US$28.5 million.)

The new film is a 3D CG remake of Pocket Monsters: Mewtwo no Gyakushū, the 1998 film adapted into English as Pokemon: The First Movie. The film screened at Anime Expo in July.

The Kamen Rider Zi-O Over Quartzer and Kishiryū Sentai Ryusoulger The Movie double feature dropped from #7 to #10 in their third weekend. The films collectively earned 79,364,500 yen (about US$745,900) from Friday to Sunday, and have earned a cumulative total of 755,081,100 yen (about US$7.09 million). The films collectively sold 194,000 tickets and earned 246 million yen (about US$2.25 million) to rank #4 in their opening weekend in 324 theaters.

Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom dropped off the top 10 for the second time in its ninth weekend. The film still earned 41,050,500 yen (about US$385,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,407,654,000 yen (about US$13.23 million).

The live-action film adaptation of Norifusa Mita's Archimedes no Taisen (The Great War of Archimedes) dropped out of the top 10 in its third weekend. The film still earned 125,735,200 yen (about US$1.18 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,188,725,300 yen (about US$11.17 million).

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

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Desunaito


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