The 135-minute feature film PSYCHO-PASS 3 FIRST INSPECTOR to conclude the TV anime third season's story was released in 35 theaters in Japan on March 27 for a limited run of two weeks. Despite its small number of screens, it ranked eighth in its first weekend box office ranking. Hit the jump for last weekend's top ten list.
As in other countries around the world, the spread of the new coronavirus has affected the Japanese film market badly. According to Eiga.com, the weekend gross of the top 15 films on the weekend of March 14-15 was down 73 percent from the same weekend of last year. Hit the jump for more details.
The Eiichiro Staff official Twitter account announced yesterday that the latest One Piece anime film, One Piece: Stampede, had crossed over the 10 billion yen (US$93 million) mark in worldwide box office takings, making the film the highest-grossing One Piece film in the franchise! More details and a special video after the jump!
After making the third place debut, SHIROBAKO Movie, a feature film sequel to the 2014-2015 TV anime series dropped to sixth in its second weekend of release, bringing its total gross to 220 million yen. Meanwhile, the Digimon franchise's 20th-anniversary film Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna quickly disappeared from the top 10 in its third weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
There’s no stopping the might of My Hero Academia in North America. February 26 saw the release of the newest My Hero Academia anime film, Heroes: Rising, in cinemas in North America, and not only did it go beyond the predictions, but it also overtook the full earnings of the previous film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, before the first weekend of release. Hit the jump to go plus ultra!
SHIROBAKO Movie, a feature film sequel to the 2014-2015 TV anime series SHIROBAKO, was released in 158 theaters in Japan on February 29, 2020, as scheduled. The 119-minute film earned a very good 115 million yen in its opening weekend to become the top-grossing new film of the weekend, beating Harrison Ford-starring The Call of the Wild, which had twice more theaters. Hit the jump for more details.
The Digimon franchise's 20th-anniversary film Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna was released in Japan on February 21, 2020. Despite its limited release in only 48 theaters, the all-new sequel earned an impressive 120 million yen in its first weekend, taking the sixth place in the overall box office ranking. Hit the jump for more details.
Finally in its ninth weekend of release, My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising, the second feature film in the My Hero Academia anime franchise, surpassed the domestic gross of the first film Two Heroes released in August 2018. Now it has become the seventh top-grossing Japanese anime film of 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
As one of this year's most anticipated live-action film adaptations of Japanese manga, Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii / Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku based on Fujita's romantic comedy manga of the same name was finally released in 303 theaters across Japan last Friday and easily dominated the weekend box office with an impressive 229 million yen. Hit the jump for more details.
Unfortunately, we can find no anime films in Japan's weekend box office ranking top 10 for February 1-2. The only new anime film released on the weekend, Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown didn't appear in the ranking. Considering its limited release with only 32 theaters in Japan, the result was probably inevitable. Hit the jump for more.
Weathering with You has cleared out its own little slice of box office history by soaring past US$7.2 million in box office takings in North America over the January 31 weekend, Box Office Mojo estimates. The Makoto Shinkai directed film opened in the region on January 15 with special fan screenings, making over $1 million. Hit the jump to learn more information on how well the film is doing!
After dropping out of top 10, My Hero Academia THE MOVIE Heroes: Rising has returned to Japan's weekend box office top 10 again, ranking ninth in its sixth weekend thanks to an extra push by its 4DX/MX4D screenings started in 81 theaters on January 24. Its has become the ninth top-grossing anime film of 2019. Hit the jump for more details.
Weathering with You anime film is already a huge hit in North America, becoming the biggest film from distributor GKIDS, and the 11th highest-grossing anime film in the region, but America isn’t the only place seeing amazing box office returns, with the gains in the United Kingdom being ten times that of his earlier work, Your Name. Hit the jump to learn more!
Thanks to its impressive opening weekend gross and overwhelmingly positive reviews, KING OF PRISM ALL STARS - Prism Show☆Best 10 - will be screened in more theaters in Japan next month. The limited-release compilation film has earned 75 million yen at Japanese box office so far, and the number has kept growing. Check out more details after the jump.
Made in Abyss: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei (Dawn of the Deep Soul), the all-new anime film based on Akihito Tsukushi's fantasy adventure manga series, was released in 50 theaters in Japan on January 17, 2020. Despite its small release, it did really well earning 100 million yen in its opening weekend. Hit the jump for more details.