Japan Box Office: Natsume Yujin-cho Film Sells 500,000 Tickets in 4 Weeks

"Magical girl lyrical Nanoha Detonation" ranks 6th in its opening weekend

After making a sensational No.1 debut, Natsume Yujin-Cho: Utsusemi ni Musubu/Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond has continued its successful box office run. The 104-minute film based on Yuki Midorikawa's fantasy shoujo manga series still ranks eighth in its fourth weekend.


The film's official Twitter announced on Sunday that it already sold 500,000 tickets in Japan in four weeks. Then Aniplex also confirmed today that it had earned an impressive 725,058,820 yen on 532,814 admissions by October 21 and that 80 more theaters will be added for its second run soon.


The news was announced at a stage greeting event to thank the fans for the box office success at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater in Tokyo on Sunday.



Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation, the second part of the two-part new Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

film project following Reflection in July 2017, released in only 90 theaters across Japan, but ranked a very

good 6th in its opening weekend. On the other hand, the other newly-released anime film of this weekend,

Haikara-san ga Tooru: Hana no Tokyo Dai Roman (Here Comes Miss Modern: Big Romance in Tokyo of

Flowers) failed to rank in top 10.


Meanwhile, the 22nd Conan feature film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer made a surprising return in the

ninth place thanks to its three-week limited 4D screenings started last Friday. It has already earned a gigantic

8.85 billion yen, and there is still a chance to become the top-grossing film of this year, surpassing Code Blue

The Movie's 9.17 billion yen during the three weeks.



Weekend box office in Japan (October 20-21, 2018)

 (ticket sales basis)


 1 (1). "The Laws of The Universe Part 1"

 2 (new). "Million Dollar Man"

 3 (2). "Nichinichi Kore Koujitsu"

 4 (3). "The House with a Clock in Its Walls"

 5 (4). "Christopher Robin"

 6 (new). "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation"

 7 (6). "Quiet Place"

 8 (5). "Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond"

 9 (-). "Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer"

 10 (8). "Perfect World Kimito iru Kiseki"



"Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond" US trailer



"Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Detonation" trailer



Source: Eiga.com, "Natsume Yujin-cho" official Twitter, Aniplex press release





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