"Violet Evergarden The Movie" has stayed in the top 10 for eight weeks
Right now, Japanese movie box office records are being broken every week. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train earned a strong 1.773 billion yen on 1.296 million admissions on its fourth Saturday and Sunday, staying at No.1 in the weekend box office ranking for four consecutive weeks. The fourth-weekend box office result was down 29 percent from the previous weekend, but it was still 15.7 times higher than the weekend box office figure of 110 million yen for the second-place film of the weekend, Tsumi no Koe.
According to the distributor Toho and Aniplex, the 117-minute film had earned a record-breaking 20,483,611,650 yen and sold 15,373,943 tickets by November 8. It had spent only 24 days to reach the 20 billion yen mark, while Japan's top-grossing film of all-time, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away needed 59 days in 2001. The film now ranks fifth in the box office ranking of all-time in Japan, already surpassing the first Harry Potter film Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (20.3 billion yen), Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle (2004 / 19.6 billion yen) and Princess Mononoke (1997 / 11.3 billion).
Eiga PreCure Miracle Leap: Minna tono Fushigina Ichinichi (Movie PreCure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone), the 28th feature film from the long-running PreCure anime franchise, was down one position to fourth in its second weekend.
The third anime feature film in the Monster Strike franchise, Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake (The Dawn of Despair) was originally set for June 2020 but had been postponed to November 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While both of the first two films - Monster Strike The Movie (2016) and Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata (2018) - made their No.1 debut, the third film ranked only sixth in its opening weekend.
Kyoto Animation's Violet Evergarden The Movie has been warmly received by the audience for longer than expected, staying in the weekend box office top 10 for eight weeks since its release on September 18. The 140-minute film has earned 1,755.658,600 yen with 1,232,458 tickets sales in Japan, becoming the fourth top-grossing Japanese anime film of this year so far.
Weekend box office in Japan (November 7-8, 2020)
(ticket sales basis)
1 (1). "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" - 20.48 billion yen
2 (2). "Tsumi no Koe"
3 (4). "Kimi no Me ga Toikaketeiru"
4 (3). "Movie PreCure Miracle Leap: A Wonderful Day with Everyone"
5 (5). "Yoake wo Shinjite" - 490 million yen
6 (new). "Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake"
7 (new). "461-ko no Obento"
8 (new). "The Legend of Hei"
9 (8). "TENNET"
10 (7). "Violet Evergarden The Movie" - 1.75 billion yen
"Monster Strike The Movie: Lucifer - Zetsubou no Yoake" trailer:
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