Huge movie franchises Star Wars and Yokai Watch face off yet again at the Japanese box office charts this December. Last Year, the 3rd Yokai film grabbed the top spot in terms of admissions but lost in revenue to Star Wars.
At no.1 this time, both in admissions and revenue is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film was released in 937 screens and mobilized a massive 737,467 viewers with revenue of ¥1,125,800,000. This is 72.4% higher than 2016’s spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but 9.6% lower revenue than the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film opened on a Friday and its 3 day total is at ¥1,617,174,500.
Ranked at no.2 is Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side – Oni-ou no Fukkatsu, the 4th film of the franchise. The film attracted 355,230 viewers with a revenue of ¥399,218,800, a 34% lower turnout than last year’s movie.
At no. 3 is the film 8 Nen Goshi no Hanayome (The 8-Year Engagement) starring Sato Takeru and Tsuchiya Tao. The film mobilized 203,803 viewers (¥262,989,100) over the weekend.
Box Office Ranking Dec 16 – 17
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
– 737,467 people, ¥1,125,800,000
– 3 day total 1,058,269 people, ¥1,617,174,500
Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side – Oni-ou no Fukkatsu
– 355,230 people, ¥399,218,800
8 Nen Goshi no Hanayome
– 203,803 people, ¥262,989,100
(via Eiga, Kogyo Tsushin)