There are four new films that opened last weekend. This update is late so will try to put up the new box office chart sooner, which sees the face off yet again of mega blockbuster franchises Star Wars and Yokai Watch.
Opening at no. 1 is Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider, the 57th film of the franchise. The film mobilized 303,089 viewers (¥359,247,200) during its opening weekend. The Kamen Rider franchise films is largely fanbase driven and frontloaded but it marks a good start for the new film as it opens 32% higher than the previous film released same period last year.
At no. 3 is mystery film Murder on the Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branagh based on the novel of Agatha Christie. The film stars a huge cast with Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, and Penelope Cruz. The film attracted 169,100 viewers (¥226,000,000) during the weekend.
Girls und Panzer das Finale Episode 01 is at no 4, selling 14% higher than the 2015 film with 118,798 admissions.
Box Office Ranking Dec 9 – 10
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Final: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Rider
– 303,089 viewers, ¥359,247,200
Destiny: Kamakura Monogatari
– 231,465 viewers, ¥297,203,000
Murder on the Orient Express
– 169,100 viewers, ¥226,000,000
Girls und Panzer das Finale Episode 01
– 118,798 viewers, ¥145,981,740
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
– total ¥663,813,950
Tantei Wa Bar Ni Iru 3
– total ¥433,650,350
(via Kogyo Tsushin)