Shanghai sets opening and closing films
China, Hollywood films to bookend festival
Boonie Bears atop China B.O. for second weekend
Takes record as China's highest grossing animation
Eiga Geijutsu names Pecoross best film
Yamada Yoji's Tokyo Family named worst film
Kore-eda, Ishii, Yamada lead Japan awards
12 nominations each for directors' films
Great Passage leads Blue Ribbon nominations
Results to be announced in February
The Wind Rises tops 2013 Japan B.O.
Domestic animated films flourish
Police Story 2013 tops China B.O.
Personal Tailor passes RMB500 million
White Storm defies Gravity at China B.O.
Animation Epic fourth-placed
SPEC finale dethrones Kaguya at Japan B.O.
RED 2 fourth-placed
Ghibli back on top with Princess Kaguya
New Japanese animation at 30% of Wind Rises' opening
SPEC cracks Japan box office
Percy Jackson sequel fourth-placed
Anime films top Japan B.O.
Beyond the Memories seventh-placed
Unbeatable is first-round champion in Hong Kong
Pacific Rim still ahead of MMA drama in China
Moveable Feast lands in Taipei box office Zone
Local comedy opens strong for Warners, Activators
China, Japan dominate Montreal's Asian lineup
Festival includes tribute to South Korean cinema
Greengrass and Mitani to open and close Tokyo
Kuriyama Chiaki appointed "festival muse"
Shanghai premieres are Skin deep
Upcoming films promoted on red carpet, not with screenings
Four Asian films to compete in Tokyo
Ratanaruang, Pang and Du join Okita
Kiyosu Conference tops Japan box office
By Kevin Ma
Tue, 12 November 2013, 09:00 AM (HKT)
Mitani's first period comedy, about Japan's largest political figures meeting to decide on a successor after the death of Oda Nobunaga, made ¥484 million (US$4.90 million) from 430 screens on Saturday and Sunday.
Mitani's A Ghost of a Chance ステキな金縛り (2011) made ¥488 million (US$4.92 million) in its first two days for a total of ¥4.15 billion yen (US$41.9 million). His Suite Dreams ＴＨＥ 有頂天ホテル (2006) made ¥6.08 billion (US$63.1 million).
On Saturday afternoon, distributor Toho Co Ltd 東宝 announced that it projects Kiyosu to gross over ¥4 billion (US$40.3 million).
From just 90 screens, Bad Boys J 劇場版ＢＡＤ ＢＯＹＳ Ｊ―最後に守るもの― (2013) made ¥80.2 million yen (US$809,000) in its first two days at fifth place. Based on a popular comic book series, the youth gangster film is the continuation of the television series of the same name. It stars popular idols from Johnny's Entertainment and AKB48.
FURUSAWA Takeshi 古澤健's Roommate ルームメイト (2013) was ninth-placed with just ¥47.7 million yen (US$480,000) from 193 screens on its first two days of release. The psychological thriller is the first time that popular actresses KITAGAWA Keiko 北川景子 and FUKADA Kyoko 深田恭子 have co-starred in a film.
It was a particularly strong weekend for domestic films, taking up eight spots on the top ten admission ranking. The only two foreign films on the chart are Carrie (2013) — which made ¥54.4 million yen (US$548,000) from 272 screens on its first two days of release — and Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013).
Last week's top film SPEC Close: Incarnation 劇場版 ＳＰＥＣ～結～ 漸ノ篇 (2013) has already made ¥1.43 billion yen (US$14.4 million) after 10 days on release. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ ［新編］ 叛逆の物語 (2013) has made ¥1.26 billion (US$12.7 million), becoming one of the highest grossing animated films based on a late-night animated series.