Box Office Charts 9/2 -9/ 3: Sekigahara tops for the 2nd week, Mobile Suit Gundam #8

Aaaannd  we’re back with our box office charts! Hopefully, we’ll be able to able to provide updates on a consistent basis. Check out what’s the current buzz at the box office!

Historical film Sekigahara starring Okada Junichi tops the box office chart 2 weeks in a row. The film delivered solid hold at the charts, exceeding 1 billion Yen on its second week.

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? exceeded 1 billion yen on its 3rd weekend, a number below expectations. The anime film was not able to follow through Kimi no na wa’s box office performance as it failed to draw numbers comparable to its solid opening day.

Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai (2017) is proving to be the surprise box office hit this summer delivering yet another strong weekend hold. In 6 weeks, the film has exceeded 2.8 billion Yen at the box office.

More numbers below!

Box Office Ranking Sep 2-3

Rank Last Wk Movie No of Screens Wks
第1位 1 関ヶ原 Sekigahara 338 2
第2位 2 怪盗グルーのミニオン大脱走 Despicable Me 3 359 7
第3位 3 ワンダーウーマン Wonder Woman 338 2
4 4 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか?横から見るか? Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miruka? Yoko kara miruka? 298 3
5 5 君の膵臓をたべたい(2017) Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai (2017) 319 6
6 6 HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2 END OF SKY HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY 314 3
7 7 スパイダーマン ホームカミング Spider-Man: Homecoming 355 4
8 New 機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN 激突 ルウム会戦 Kido Senshi Gundam THE ORIGIN Gekitotsu Room Kaisen 36 1
9 8 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた! Gekijouban Pocket Monster Kimi ni kimeta! 364 8
10 New スキップ・トレース Skiptrace 155 1

Sekigahara
– 216,600 viewers, ¥271,300,000
– total ¥1,112,747,2300

Despicable Me 3
– 130,000 viewers, ¥162,698,500
– total ¥6,652,188,800

Wonder Woman
– 116,288 viewers, ¥165,853,700
– total ¥816,880,400

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?
– 78,000 viewers, ¥104,276,700
– total ¥1,186,282,500

Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai (2017)
– total  ¥2,873,112,500

HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: END OF SKY
– total ¥985,040,600

Kido Senshi Gundam THE ORIGIN Gekitotsu Room Kaisen
– 49,398 viewers, ¥92,717,300

Gekijoban Pocket Monster: Kimi ni Kimeta!
– total ¥3,310,203,600

Skiptrace
– 32,844 viewers, ¥65,153,500

(via Kogyo Tsushin, Eiga, Yaraon)

  • Comments

    • U

      Okada Junichi’s comeback after 2 lackluster films. Hopefully he doesn’t f*ck it up again.

    • ennie

      With the whole Takei Emi pregnancy, I read a lot of comments saying if she films a movie like another Rurouni Kenshin they can just get body doubles, stunt actors or do CGI postwork like American movies, which sounds… expensive. I’m curious if anyone who is into watching films knows how big the stunt acting scene is for Japanese movies that are in that “superhero/anime/blockbuster” sort of realm and what your thoughts are for the actors that apparently do (most?) of their stunts.

      • circe154

        Its common for actors on American shows to film while pregnant despite their character not being pregnant. There are all kinds of camera tricks they can use to shoot around her belly. I’m sure they can bring in someone familiar with them.
        I’m not familiar with Rurouni Kenshin so I have no idea if her character would need to do stunts.

        • Toff

          Emi’s character Kaoru wears a kimono most of the time, so I imagine hiding her belly wouldn’t be that hard. Her character knows how to fight, but she (and many other characters) spends more time waiting or watching Kenshin do the fighting so I’d also imagine she wouldn’t have to worry too much about stunts.

          • ennie

            Thanks, people wrote as though she had action scenes like Wonder Woman, which isn’t really the case. I am still interested to know if stars like Sato Takeru/Okada Junichi do have stunt doubles or they do all their stunts?

            If they do all their stunts, do you feel satisfied with the action scenes of these movies?

            • mia

              okada junichi does his own stunts. he studies 4-5 different fighting techniques and has a license to teach martial arts as well.

            • Usually action stars have legit martial arts recognition so they’re able to do their own stunts. And they’re practice really really a lot for their action scenes so the result has always been impressive.

              I always prefer watching Asian action movies rather than the hollywood ones. The fighting scenes in hollywood movies has always been lackluster with boxing/normal fighting style while for Asian action movies, they always have many fighting styles and techniques that are so visually impressive to the eyes.

              • ennie

                I didn’t mean action stars, I meant more of idol stars…and even simple stunts can land someone with broken bones or death. I do think some (not all) anime adaptations too cheesy and people defend their poor CGI or action scenes too much.

                • Usually, if an idol took action roles, it is because they actually has background in martial arts. They wouldn’t cast someone like Matsuda/Tego of NEWS for action roles since they know they cant do it. But Okada has impressive martial arts background or Koichi, who is known for his works in his SHOCK stage plays.

                  Or for the likes of (example) Jun, Yamapi & Kame, they also can do action scenes if they are required to do so as they know how to fight. Or Ohno of Arashi doesnt have martial arts background but he did perfected his skills that he even surprised his action co-stars of how amazing he can do his own stunts.

            • AoZora

              I can talk about Sato.. I have watched all the behind the scenes videos and he has legitimately practiced and perfected sword fighting to play kenshin… Moreover his break-dancing background helped in swift moves that were necessary… Body doubles were not used… I guess,its the same with Okada…

      • Reileen

        She gives birth next spring. RK is rumored to supposedly start filming next spring. Either they wait for her recovery or they replace her. They can film her scenes later on too, just film the other Kenshin/ action scenes first.

    • pondloso

      and people said taiga is dead.

    • huy

      Congrats to the cast