3rd Yo-kai Watch Film Climbs to #1, Resident Evil Falls to #2
Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibōken da Nyan! rose from #5 to #1 at the Japanese weekend box office in its fourth weekend. The film earned 225 million yen (about US$1.96 million) and sold 194,400 tickets over the weekend from January 7-8. The film has earned over 2 billion yen (about US$17.43 million).
In its opening weekend, the film earned 608,033,100 yen (about US$5.189 million) on 415 screens from Saturday to Sunday.
The Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Biohazard the Final) live-action film fell from #1 to #2 in its third weekend. The film sold 185,685 tickets to earn 286,026,500 yen (about US$2.49 million) during the weekend, and has earned a total of 3.3 billion yen (about US$28.76 million). The film’s earnings are trending 113% better than the previous film, Resident Evil: Retribution, over the same time period.
The film opened in Japan first on December 23, and sold 644,000 tickets to earn 978 million yen (about US$8,350,000) over its first three days. The film will open on January 27 in the United States.
Makoto Shinkai‘s your name. (Kimi no Na wa.) anime film stayed at #3 in its 20th weekend. The film has grossed over 22.92 billion yen (about US$200 million) as of Monday.
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Mogura no Uta: Hong Kong Kyōsōkyoku (Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio), the sequel film to the live-action film adaptation of Noboru Takahashi‘s Mogura no Uta (Mole Song) crime manga, stayed at #7 in its third weekend. The film opened on December 23, and sold 158,000 tickets on to earn 223 million yen (about US$1,904,000) in its opening weekend.
The Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu-hen anime film earned 86,718,100 yen (about US$746,000) over Saturday and Sunday and ranked #9 in its opening weekend.
Sunao Katabuchi‘s (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) In This Corner of the World anime film fell from #9 to #10 in its ninth weekend. The film earned 77 million yen (about US$672,195) and sold 57,000 tickets during the weekend. The film has been in the Japanese box office top 10 for nine consecutive weeks, and has earned a total of 1.1 billion yen (about US$9.60 million) and sold 860,000 tickets. The film opened in 63 theaters, but more theaters are adding screenings due to the film’s popularity. The film’s website now lists more than 200 theaters that have screened or will screen the film. As of last weekend, the film is screening in 177 theaters.