Toei Animation's latest feature film PreCure Super Stars! has proved the PreCure franchise's uprising popularity in Japan. Following the advance ticket sales records, the 24th PreCure film earned an impressive 226,236,600 yen from the 202,750 ticket sales in its opening weekend of March 17-18, which was the highest in the franchise's 15-year history. Hit the jump for more details.
The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (MPPAJ) held a press conference in Tokyo yesterday to report industrial statistics of Japanese film industry for the year 2017. 594 Japanese and 593 foreign films were released in Japan last year, and its total box office sales was 228,572 million yen. See the list of the films that made over one billion yen in Japan last year.
The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise reported on Friday that the first episode of its six-part OVA series Girls und Panzer das Finale had earned an impressive 516,181,000 yen on 425,236 admissions from its theatrical run by January 18 in six weeks from its release on December 9. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the weekend of January 13-14, Mazinger Z Infinity, a feature film sequel to the original Mazinger Z TV anime series in the mid-1970s, brought in 87 million yen from the 54,000 ticket sale for a sixth place finish in its opening weekend in Japan. The 100-minute film will also get theatrical screenings in the United States on February 11-12. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the first weekend of 2018 (January 6-7), Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions the Movie: Take on Me, Kyoto Animation's latest anime film adaptation of Torako's romantic comedy light novel series ranked 6th in its opening weekend. Considering its limited release with only 72 theaters, the result can be considered significant. Check out the film's countdown illustrations after the jump!
According the latest box office report for the weekend of December 23-24, the live-action film adaptation of Kanan Minami (Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu)'s shoujo manga Miseinen dakedo Kodomo Jyanai (Although I’m a minor, I’m not a child) starring Kento Nakajima (boy idol group Sexy Zone member) earned a not-so-impressive 137 million yen and ranked 5th in its opening weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oniou no Fukkatsu (The Return of The Oni King), the fourth feature film in the Yo-kai Watch anime franchise earned 399 million yen on 355,200 admissions in its debut weekend of December 16-17. It was only 65.6% of the opening weekend gross of the third film last year, clearly showing the franchise's declining popularity. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise, the first episode of the six-part OVA series Girls und Panzer das Finale, released in select 59 theaters on December 9, earned an impressive 145 million yen in its opening weekend, which was 113.6% of the first weekend gross the franchise's mega-hit film in 2015, Girls und Panzer der Film. Hit the jump for more details.
The highly anticipated live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga finally released in 341 theaters across Japan on December 1. Thanks to the absence of strong wide-release competitors, it was able to rank No.1 in its first weekend box office, but its gross was far below expectations. Hit the jump for more details.
It was confirmed yesterday that Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower had earned over 1.35 billion yen (about 12 million US dollars) with the 900,000 ticket sales from its six-week domestic run. Thanks to the very successful box office result, 30 new theaters are set to be added from December 16. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the weekend of November 18-19, Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei/Monster Planet, the first part of Polygon Pictures' trilogy anime film project inspired by Toho's long-running Godzilla franchise, brought in 103 million yen on 71,200 admissions in its first weekend, taking third in the ranking. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the weekend of November 11-12, Is the Order a Rabbit?? ~Dear My Sister~, a 60-minute sequel episode to the TV anime second season in 2015, earned an impressive 102 million yen from the 79,000 ticket sales and ranked fourth in its opening weekend, despite of its limited release with only 40 theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the weekend of November 4-5, the last weekend's top ticket-selling film Kirakira PreCure a la Mode The Movie: Paris and The Memorable Mille-feuille, dropped to fourth in its second weekend, but its total gross had already surpassed an impressive 450 million yen. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the box office report for the weekend of October 28-29, Kirakira PreCure a la Mode The Movie, the feature film based on the ongoing 14th PreCure TV series, earned a very good 193,101,900 yen and became the top-grossing film of the weekend, topping the $150 million-budget Blade Runner 2049 in the second. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the latest box office report, the live-action film adaptation of Shuichi Asou's comedy manga The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 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. Hit the jump for more story.