2nd Sumikko Gurashi Film Falls to #4, 'What Did You Eat Yesterday?' Stays at #6 at Box Office

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Eiga Sumikko Gurashi: Aoi Tsukiyo nary Mahō nary Ko (The Magical Child of the Blue Moonlit Night), the second movie successful San-X's Sumikko Gurashi franchise, dropped from #3 to #4 successful its 5th weekend. The movie earned 74,030,720 yen (about US$651,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a full of 951,869,980 yen (about US$8.38 million).

The movie opened successful Japan connected November 5, and sold astir 200,000 tickets to gain astir 250 cardinal yen (about US$2.22 million) successful its archetypal 3 days.

Takahiro Ōmori (Durarara!!, Natsume's Book of Friends, Princess Jellyfish) directed the film. Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Lu implicit the wall, K-ON!) penned the script, and Kaori Hino (Modest Heroes, Napping Princess) returned from the archetypal movie arsenic the creation director. Fanworks returned to animate the film, and ASMIK Ace is distributing.

In the film's story, the main characters spell connected a camping travel 1 time successful the fall, and that nighttime they callback a legend: that erstwhile each 5 years, connected the nighttime of a ample and bluish afloat moon, magical creatures volition sojourn the town. The characters look up, lone to spot a ample and bluish satellite overhead.

Sumikko Gurashi debuted successful 2012 arsenic somewhat antagonistic characters who similar to enactment successful the country of a room. The characters see "Shirokuma," a polar carnivore who is delicate to cold; "Penguin?" (with a question people successful its name), a penguin who is unsure if it is really a penguin; "Tonkatsu," a portion of pork cutlet that was near uneaten; "Neko," a shy cat; and "Tokage," who hides his quality arsenic 1 of the past dinosaurs.

The unrecorded enactment movie adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?) manga stayed astatine #6 successful its 5th weekend. The movie earned 37,049,000 yen (about US$326,200) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative full of 1,214,862,100 yen (about US$10.69 million).

The movie premiered successful Japan connected November 3, and sold 100,000 tickets to gain astir 145 cardinal yen (about US$1.28 million) from November 6-7.

Seiyō Uchino and Hideotshi Nishijima reprised their roles from the manga's live-action tv bid adaptation arsenic Kenji Yabuki and Shirō Kakei, respectively. Kazuhito Nakae and Naoko Adachi besides returned from the live-action bid arsenic manager and scriptwriter, respectively. Other formed members including Kōji Yamamoto, Hayato Isomura, Makita Sports, Misako Tanaka, and Meiko Kaji returned arsenic their characters Daisaku Kohinata, Wataru Inoue, Hiroshi Miyake, Kayoko Tominaga, and Hisae Kakei, respectively.

The manga centers connected a hard-working middle-aged cheery mates successful Tokyo and the nutrient they stock unneurotic astatine the meal table.

The Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night anime film roseate from #9 to #7 successful its sixth weekend. The movie earned 33,490,280 yen (about US$294,900) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative full of 1,277,033,413 yen (about US$11.24 million).

The movie opened successful Japan connected October 30 successful modular and IMAX theaters, and topped the container bureau successful its archetypal weekend.

Funimation screened the movie successful some modular and IMAX theaters successful the United States and Canada connected December 3 and volition surface the movie successful Australia and New Zealand connected December 9. The movie volition besides surface soon successful the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Latin America. The movie volition open successful implicit 40 countries and territories astir the world. Odex volition screen the movie successful Southeast Asia this year.

Ayako Kohno (unit manager connected Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, High School Fleet, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) directed the movie astatine A-1 Pictures, and Kento Toya (Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments) designed the characters. Yasuyuki Kai served arsenic enactment director, and Yuki Kajiura returned to constitute the music.

A caller movie titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami nary Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk) volition open successful 2022.

Mogura nary Uta Final, the newest live-action movie based connected Noboru Takahashi's Mogura nary Uta manga, dropped from #7 to #9 successful its 3rd weekend. The movie earned 27,625,500 yen (about US$243,300) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative full of 323,082,650 yen (about US$2.84 million).

The movie opened successful Japan connected November 19. The communicative revolves astir Reiji Kikukawa, a constabulary serviceman who goes undercover to infiltrate a gangster syndicate.

Mogura nary Uta: Senyū Sōsakan Reiji, the archetypal live-action movie based connected Mogura nary Uta, opened successful February 2014. Mogura nary Uta: Hong Kong Kyōsōkyoku, the second film, opened successful December 2016.

Takahashi launched Mogura nary Uta successful Shogakukan's Weekly Young Sunday mag successful 2005, but helium moved the manga to Weekly Big Comic Spirits aft Weekly Young Sunday ceased work successful 2008. Shogakukan published the 74th compiled publication measurement connected November 12.

Aria the Benedizione, the 3rd anime film for the Aria franchise, debuted astatine #10. The movie opened successful Japan connected Friday. The movie earned 55,942,380 yen (about US$492,600) successful its archetypal 3 days.

Aria the Benedizione is the 3rd and last task successful the "Blue Curtain Call" bid that includes Aria the Avvenire and Aria the Crepuscolo.

Junichi Sato, who directed each erstwhile Aria anime, returned arsenic main manager and scriptwriter, portion Takahiro Natori, an occurrence manager and storyboarder from erstwhile Aria anime, was the caller manager astatine J.C. Staff. Yoko Ito (Amanchu!, Skate-Leading Stars) was the quality decorator and main animation director. Choro Club and Takeshi Senoo returned from erstwhile Aria anime to supply the music. Shochiku produced the film, and Shochiku ODS Jigyō-shitsu is distributing.

"Summer Ghost," the anime directorial debut of illustrator loundraw (I privation to devour your pancreas, Josee, The Tiger and the Fish, Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-), stayed astatine #5 successful the mini-theater rankings successful its 4th weekend.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), Eiga.com, comScore via KOFIC

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