Japan Box Office: "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K." Ranks 2nd with 194 Million Yen Debut
According to the latest box office report, the live-action film adaptation of Shuichi Asou’s comedy manga series The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., released in 275 theaters across Japan last Saturday, earned 194 million yen from the 156,000 ticket sales in its debut weekend, becoming the second top-grossing film of the week only behind the table tennis-themed Mix starring Yui Aragaki and Eita.
Its first weekend gross was only 35% of that of director Yuichi Fukuda’s previous film Gintama, also based on a popular Shonen Jump manga title, but was a little bit better than that of star Kento Yamazaki’s previous film JoJo’s Bizarre Adveture: Diamond is Unbreakable – Chapter 1, which was dismissed by fans and failed at the box office. Judgeing from its opening result, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is expected to make about 1.5 billion yen from its domestic run.
Last week’s top-earning film, Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower, the first
chapter of the trilogy anime film adaptation based on the third route of Type-Moon’s visual novel Fate/
stay night, dropped to 4th place in its second weekend, but added another 300 million yen bringing
its total cume in Japan to 700 million yen.
Meanwhile, despite of its limited release with only 79 theaters, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I
Koudou, the first part of the three-part compilation film project based on the two Code Geass TV anime
series, ranked 9th.
Weekend box office in Japan (October 21-22, 2017)
– ticket sales basis
2 (new). “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.”
3 (new). “American Made”
4 (1). “Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower”
5 (3). “Outrage Coda”
6 (2). “War for the Planet of the Apes”
7 (4). “Narratage”
8 (5). “Ajin”
9 (new). “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I Koudou”
10 (new). “Atomic Blonde”
“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” trailer
“Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I Koudou” trailer
(C)Shuichi Asou/Shueisha, 2017 Movie “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” Production Committee