Kingdom II: Harukanaru Daiichi E (Two Distant Lands), the sequel film based on Yasuhisa Hara’s Kingdom manga, ranked #1 at the Japanese box office in its opening weekend. The film sold 527,000 tickets in its first two days, and earned 797 million yen (about US$5.75 million) in its opening weekend. The film sold a total of 934,000 tickets and grossed 1.379 billion yen (about US$9.96 million) in its first four days.
The film opened in Japan last Friday.
Shinsuke Sato (live-action Gantz, Death Note Light Up the New World, Bleach) returned as director. Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, and Kanna Hashimoto all reprized their respective characters Shin (Shin), Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Ka Ryo Ten (He Liao Diao) from the previous film. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, live-action Black Butler, Gantz:O) joined Sato and Hara in writing the script, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul, Vineland Saga, live-action Bleach) composed the music. Mr Children contributed to the theme song “Ikiro” (live).
The first film opened in Japan in April 2019 and sold 506,861 tickets in its first three days to earn 690,219,500 yen (about US$6.17 million). The film later sold a total of 4.11 million tickets for 5,471,938,400 yen (approximately US$50.42 million), and eventually grossed 5.73 billion yen (approximately US$53.2 million). Funimation screened the film at Anime Expo in July 2019, and began screening the film in theaters across the United States and Canada in August 2019.
Dragon Ball Super: Superhero, the second anime film in the Dragon Ball Super franchise, dropped from #5 to #6 in its sixth weekend. The film grossed 72,406,690 yen (about US$523,900) from Friday to Sunday. The film grossed a total of 2,213,938,740 (approximately US$15.98 million).
Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes opens in Japan on June 11th. The film sold approximately 498,000 tickets in its first two days for approximately 670 million yen (about US$4.99 million).
The film opened in March after a delay due to a Toei Animation hack. The film was originally scheduled to release in Japan on April 22. Screenings of the film began on June 11 in IMAX, on June 25 in 4DX and MX4D, and on July 1 at Dolby Cinema.
Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures will be screening the film in theaters around the world this summer starting in August. The summer screening will include both original Japanese audio with subtitles and dubs. The companies will distribute the film “in all continents including North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (except Japan).”
The live-action film from Non Tamashima’s My Boyfriend in Orange (Mokare wa Orange-iro) manga fell from #4 to #7 in its second weekend. The film grossed 68,128,820 yen (about US$492,200) from Friday to Sunday and grossed a total of 408,583,220 yen (about US$2.95 million).
The film opened on July 8 and peaked at #4 in its opening weekend. The film sold approximately 180,000 tickets to earn 243 million yen (approximately US$1.77 million) in its first three days.
Snowman idol group member Hikaru Iwamoto and model Meru Nukumi starred in the film as firefighter Kyusuke and high school student Mo Sasaki, respectively. The Snow Man also performs the film’s theme song, “Orange Kiss”.
Shosuke Murakami (live-action One Week Friends, Promise Cinderella) directed the film, and Junpei Yamaoka (Kishiru Sentai Ryusolgar, live-action Peach Girl, Honey So Sweet) wrote the screenplay. Shochiku is distributing the film.
The manga launched in Kodansha’s Dessert magazine in May 2016, and continues to be released.
The Aiga Yurukyano (Laid-Back Camp Movie) anime film based on Afro’s Yurukamp (Yurukyano, Laid-Back Camp) dropped from #6 to #8 in its third weekend. The film grossed 70,456,180 yen (approximately US$509,000) from Friday to Sunday and grossed a total of 736,419,960 yen (approximately US$5.32 million).
The film, which released on July 1, is being distributed by Shochiku.
Nadeshiko and others, now in film, have grown up after some time has passed since television anime. Rin, who now works at a small publisher in Nagoya, receives a text message from Chiaki. Yamanashi’s tourism promotion organization has put Chiaki in charge of reopening a site that was closed several years ago. Upon hearing this, Rin suggested that such a huge site be turned into a campsite. Chiaki and Rin reunite with Nadeshiko, Aoi and Ana to start a campsite development project.
In scenes reminiscent of their club days in high school, five in work clothes gather to cut the grass, hold planning meetings, and build a campsite out of a square. The trailer also features scenes from Ayano Toki and Sakura Kagamihara.
The five main actors of the television anime reprized their roles, and several main staff members, including director Yoshiki Kyogoku and screenwriters Jin Tanaka and Mutsumi Ito, returned from the television anime. Singer Asaka performed the film’s opening theme song “Sun Is Coming Up” and Eri Sasaki performed the final theme song, “Mimosa”.
The Eiga Gotobun no Hanyome (The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie) sequel anime film went from #10 to #9 in its ninth weekend. The film grossed 44,064,720 yen (about US$318,300) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.5 million tickets, and grossed 2,058,118,480 yen (about US$14.87 million) in total.
The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie opens on May 20, and has a runtime of over 130 minutes. The film serves as the finale of the story. The film sold approximately 290,000 tickets in its first three days to earn 389,509,100 yen (approximately US$3.05 million).
Film attendees are receiving a special book volume 14.5 as a bonus, with a new bonus chapter 122+1 that takes place after the original ending.
Toku Touken Ranbu: The second “Tsuki no Maki” (Moon Story) film in the Hanamaru ~ Setsugetsuka~ film trilogy is still below the top 10 in its second weekend, but earned 35,021,740 yen (about US$253,100) from Friday to Friday. sunday. The film grossed 147,016,800 yen (about US$1.06 million) in total.
Ega Soreik! Anpanman Dororin to Bakeru Carnival (Doorin and the Transforming Carnival), the 33rd anime film in the Anpanman franchise, broke out of the top 10 in its fourth weekend.
The France-Luxembourg animated film based on Jiro Taniguchi’s The Summit of the Gods (Kamigami no Itadaki) finished its second weekend at #2 in the mini-theater rankings.
The film opened in Japan on July 8, and peaked at #2 in Japan’s mini-theater rankings on its opening weekend.
The Japanese dub featured Kenyu Horiyuchi as Makoto Fukamachi, Akio Ohtsuka as Jji Habu, Ryota Ohsaka as Buntaro Kishi, and Asami Imai as Ryoko Kishi.
Patrick Imbert (Ernest and Celestine) directed the film, and Magali Pozol and Imbert wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Jean-Charles Ostro. David Coquard-Dassault (Periferia) was the film’s art director. Amin Bouhafa has composed the music. Difana Distribution is distributing the film in France, while Wild Bunch International holds the international rights. Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, Kirikou and the Sorceress) produced the film. Cartoon Brew describes the film as a 2D/3D hybrid.
Netflix holds the worldwide rights to the film outside of France, Benelux, China, Japan and Korea, and the company began streaming the film on November 30.
Sources: Kogyo Tsoshin (Link 2, Link 3), Cinema Today (Yuriko Ishii), Twitter of The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime accountcomScore via KOFIC