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BELLE Continues to Dominate Japanese Box Office

Mamoru Hosoda's BELLE

Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE continues to do well, nabbing the top spot of the Japanese box office for the second weekend in a row. So far 1.69 million people have bought tickets and it’s brought in 2,437,411,900 yen (approximately $22.11 million).

The live-action Tokyo Revengers took second place, as it did last week when it opened. Kamen Rider Saber Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger: Superhero Senki opened this past weekend and took the third spot.

Honey Lemon Soda, a live-action adaptation of a manga by the same name, came in fourth. Godzilla vs. Kong, which previously had been in third place, fell to fifth place.

And the Demon Slayer movie — which is now available to own at home in Japan — crept its way back into the top ten! This is its forty-first weekend, and it nabbed seventh place as part of the “final screening” event it has going on.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.