"Yo-Kai Watch" 2nd Film Sells More Tickets than "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Japan

Third film is already set for the next winter

The highly-anticipated 2nd anime film from Level-5's Yo-Kai Watch franchise, Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!, was finally released at 357 theaters in Japan on December 19. It sold 974,557 tickets on its first Saturday and Sunday, which was reportedly more than its strongest competitor Star Wars: The Force Awakens did in the same period. The total gross of Yo-Kai Watch from its first two days was 1,057,808,800 yen.

 

The 7th Star Wars film was released at 363 theaters in Japan one day before the 2nd Yo-Kai Watch film, on December 18. It earned 1,619,340,000 yen on approximately 1.04 million admissions on its first three days.

 

 

Japan's Weekend Box Office (December 19-20)


 1 (new). "Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!"

 2 (new). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

 3 (1). "Orange"

 4 (3). "Haha to Kuraseba"

 5 (2). "Spectre"

 6 (4). "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Chou Movie War Genesis"

 7 (5). "The Peanuts Movie"

 8 (6). "Sugihara Chiune"

 9 (9). "High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days"

 10 (7). "Kainan 1890"

  

 

"Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!" trailer

 

Poster Visual

 

Source: Cinema Today, Eiga.com

 

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