Japan Box Office: "Sword Art Online The Movie" Has Sold One Million Tickets

Director Ito says, "Yuna also smells good in the 4DX."

The official Twitter for Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, the all-new anime film based on Reki Kawahara's sci-fi action light novel series, confirmed today that the film had sold one million tickets in Japan by March 6. The film's total gross has now reached 1.37 billion yen. The Tomohiko Ito-directed film started its run with 151 screens on February 18, and is still ranking third in its third weekend box office.  



The 4DX and MX4D screenings of the film are also scheduled to be added at 66 theaters across Japan

from March 10. Moviegoers at the 4DX and MX4D theaters will receive a special postcard below.



According to director Tomohiko Ito, "Yuna also smells good in the 4DX."



Meanwhile, Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. is confirmed to earn 24.5 billion yen from its 

domestic run since August 2016. It needs 900 million yen more to surpass Frozen (2014/25.48 billion)

and to become the third top-grossing film of all time in Japan.



Weekend box office in Japan (March 4-5, 2017)


 1 (new). "Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi"

 2 (1). "La La Land"

 3 (2). "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"

 4 (new). "Assassin's Creed"

 5 (3). "Aibou-Gekijyoban IV-"

 6 (5). "One Week Friends."

 7 (4). "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"

 8 (new). "Haruchika"

 9 (7). "Kimi no Na wa."

 10 (new). "We ARE X"



All-Time Box Office Top 10 in Japan (Japanese & foreign films combined):


 1. "Spirited Away" (2001/30.8 billion yen)

 2. "Titanic" (1998/26.2 billion)

 3. "Frozen" (2014/25.48 billion)

 4. "Your Name." (2016/24.5 billion)

 5. "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" (2001/20.3 billion)

 6. "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004/19.6 billion)

 7. "Princess Mononoke" (1997/19.3 billion)

 8. "Bayside Shakedown 2" (2003/17.35 billion)

 9. "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" (2002/17.3 billion)

 10. "Avatar" (2010/15.6 billion)



"Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-" Trailer 3



Source: "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" official Twitter, Eiga.com


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