‘Museum’ Film Opens at #2 in Japan While your name. Stays at #1
Makoto Shinkai‘s your name. anime film stayed at #1 during its 12th weekend at the Japanese box office. The film had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weeks since it opened on August 26, and in its 10th weekend dropped to #2 to Death Note Light up the NEW world, before regaining the top spot in its 11th weekend. The film has now earned 18.49 billion yen (about US$171 million).
The film is the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the fourth highest-grossing Japanese film in Japan, and the fourth highest-grossing anime film in Japan. The three highest-grossing Japanese films in Japan include Spirited Away (30.8 billion yen), Howl’s Moving Castle (19.6 billion yen) and Princess Mononoke (19.3 billion yen). your name. is projected to possibly approach 20 billion yen (US$200 million).
The live-action Museum film debuted at #2 during the November 12-13 weekend. The film adapts Ryōsuke Tomoe’s Museum (Museum – The Serial Killer is Laughing in the Rain) suspense horror manga, which centers on a series of bizarre murders by a man wearing a frog mask. The man calls himself a vigilante and performs the murders based on themes such as “dogfood punishment,” or “punishment of knowing a mother’s pain.” Detective Sawamura is leading the investigation, but becomes aware that his wife is one of the killer’s targets.
Additionally, the Death Note Light up the NEW world live-action film fell from #2 to #4 in its third weekend. The live-action Oboreru Knife film fell from #4 to #6 during its second weekend. The Eiga Mahō Tsukai Precure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun! anime film dropped from #5 to #7 in its third weekend.
Sunao Katabuchi‘s (Mai Mai Miracle, Black Lagoon) In This Corner of the World anime film debuted at #10. The film is based on Fumiyo Kono‘s To All The Corners Of The World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni) manga. The award-winning manga follows a bride named Suzu Urano as she moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture. Suzu perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination. Katabuchi wrote and directed the film.
The live-action Yamikin Ushijima-kun The Finale film fell off the ranking in its fourth weekend.
Source: Kogyo Tsushin