Fable: Korosanai Koroshiya, the second live-action film adapted from the work of Katsuhisa Minami Fable manga, remained at #1 in its second weekend. The film earned 183,091,330 yen (about US$1.65 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 129,000 tickets over the weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 699,341,570 yen (approximately US$6.33 million).
The film ranked #1 in its opening weekend.
Kan Eguchi returns to direct the new film, with Junichi Okada once again starring.
The first film ranked #2 in its opening weekend in June 2019.
In the manga, a fairy tale genius in assassination resides somewhere hidden in Osaka. Taught from childhood to obey his boss’ orders, he was ordered to live in Osaka as a normal person for one year to keep his boss humble.
Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning, the second of the two “final chapter” films in the live-action film series based on Nobuhiro Watsukithis Rurouni Kenshin manga, stayed at #2 in its fourth weekend. The film earned 143,889,320 yen (about US$1.30 million) from Friday to Sunday, and sold 97,000 tickets over the weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 1,784,947,160 yen (approximately US$16.15 million), and has sold a total of 1.25 million tickets.
The film topped the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film sold 350,000 tickets for over 508 million yen (about US$4.7 million) in its opening weekend. The film opens on June 4.
Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō Final, the first of two films, dropped from #7 to #8 in its 10th weekend. It earned 78,370,100 yen (about US$709,300) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 3,991,593,490 yen (about US$36.12 million). It has sold a total of 2.83 million tickets. It ranked at #2 and earned 745 million yen (about US$6.9 million) in its opening weekend.
The films were originally scheduled to premiere on July 3 and August 7 last year, but were postponed until this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō Final has an original story that is different from the story in the manga. The film centers on the story from the manga’s “Jinch” arc, which features Kenshin’s conflict with the mysterious arms dealer Enishi. Rurouni Kenshin Saishūshō The Beginning tells the story of how Kenshin got a cross-shaped scar. Kasumi Arimura played the character Tomoe Yukishiro in the film. Tomoe was Kenshin’s wife during her days as Battōsai’s assassin, and her story is related to Kenshin’s X-shaped scar. Kenshin and Tomoe’s relationship was previously described in Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal original anime videos (THIS) project.
Keishi tomo back to direct the film. rock band ONE STONE OK again performed the theme song “Renegade” for those films.
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Three Times (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban: ||), end” Evangelion film, rising from #5 to #4 in its 16th weekend. The film earned 140,852,160 yen (about US$1.27 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 9,569,292,080 yen (about US$86.60 million). The film has sold more than 6.26 million tickets.
New movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 a version began screening on June 12 for the film’s “final run”. The new version contains “minor revisions” for some animation sequences, but does not change the story of the film.
The film opened in Japan on March 8, and ranked #1 in its opening weekend.
In its third week, the film surpassed domestic revenue by Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Repeat, which made a total of 5.3 billion yen. The new film is now the highest-grossing film in the series at home and abroad.
The staff postponed the filming from January 23 to March 8, after careful consideration due to the state of emergency that was declared in four prefectures in Japan on January 8, and later expanded to a total of 11 prefectures. The film was delayed previously due to concerns about COVID-19 and its spread within and outside Japan. The film was originally scheduled to premiere in Japan on June 27, 2020.
That Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (Kid Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime films dropped from #4 to #5 in the third weekend. The film earned 161,625,300 yen (about US$1.46 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,351,153,400 yen (about US$12.22 million).
This is the first film since 1988’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack that Gundam the film has surpassed the 1 billion yen mark.
The film sold 259,074 tickets and earned 523,943,800 yen (about US$4.77 million) in its first three days at the box office. It ranked #3 (in terms of tickets sold) in its opening weekend.
The film opened in Japan on June 11 after previously being delayed three times. The film was originally scheduled to open in Japan in July 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19. The film was delayed in April from May 7 to May 21, and was then delayed again last month due to an extension of the state of emergency announced in Japan.
The film opens on 215 screens, a franchise– record high. Some theaters show movies in 4D and Dolby Cinema. Dolby Cinemas also shows the first 15 minutes and 53 seconds detik Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack before the film. The film’s limited edition Blu-ray Disc goes on sale June 11.
Netflix The US will screen the film exclusively starting July 1.
Eiga Soreike! Anpanman Fuwafuwa Fuwari to Kumo no Kuni (Soreike! Anpanman the Movie: Fluffy Fuwari and the Cloud Country), the newest Anpanman anime film, ranked at #7 in its opening weekend.
The film was originally scheduled to premiere in Japan on June 26 last year, but was postponed indefinitely for the safety of theatergoers during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The film was later rescheduled to open on June 25.
In the film’s story, Anpanman, his friends, and the cloud child Fuwari try to save the Land of the Clouds. In order for flowers and plants to be healthy, Cloud Country goes on a journey to distribute clouds that can make rain and rainbows to various cities and stars. The cloud baby born in the Land of Clouds runs across Baikinman and his friends. After meeting them, the baby got the name “Fuwari” and grew up quickly while developing a bond with Dokin-chan.
Around that time, Cloud Country became flightless due to mysterious impurities. The cloud elders and children ask Anpanman and his friends for help. Baikinman goes berserk after encountering Baigumora’s black cloud in his quest to become the king of the Land of Clouds. While Cloud Country was shrouded in black clouds and Anpanman’s world lost its light, the friendship between Fuwari and Dokin-chan blossomed. Anpanman and his friends must join forces to save Cloud Country.
That Detective Conan: Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan) the film dropped from #8 to #9 in its 11th weekend. It earned 67,067,550 yen (about US$606,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 7,1754,530 yen (about US$64.93 million).
The film sold 1,533,054 tickets and earned 2,218,130,800 yen (about US$20.5 million) in its first three days to rank #1 at the Japanese box office in its opening weekend.
Detective Conan: Scarlet Bullet is the 24th film in franchise. The film was scheduled to premiere on April 17 last year, but was delayed from its original date due to concerns about COVID-19. The film opens in Japan on April 16. The film was also released simultaneously in 22 countries and territories outside of Japan: Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and France.
Tomoka Nagaoka (Detective Conan: Blue Sapphire Fist) directed the film, and Takeharu Sakurai (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer) wrote the script. Katsuo Ono back to making music. Rock band Tokyo Jihen performed the theme song “Eien no Fuzaishōmei” (Eternal Alibi).
Source: Kōgy Tsūshin, Eiga.com, comScore via KOFIC