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Natsume Yujin-cho Anime Film Dominates Japan’s Box Office

natsume yujin-choIn a surprising turn of events, the new Natsume Yujin-cho (Natsume’s Book of Friends) anime film came out in the number 1 spot in this past weekend’s box office in Japan. Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond opened to the tune of ¥172,144,780, making it the first anime film to hit the top spot since Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer‘s April debut.

Ephemeral Bond brought in 117,473 admissions throughout its relatively modest release in 136 theaters. The official Twitter account followed up to confirm that the film dominated in regards to ticket sales, grossing, and satisfaction rankings throughout the weekend.

US trailer:

Here’s the new top 10, via Crunchyroll:

Weekend box office in Japan (September 29-30, 2018)

 (ticket sales basis)

1 (new). Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond
2 (1). Christopher Robin
3 (new). Chiritsubaki
4 (2). Cafe Funiculi Funicula
5 (new). A Quiet Place
6 (3). The Meg
7 (7). One Cut of the Dead
8 (4). Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru
9 (new). DTC Yukemuri Junjo-hen from HIGH & LOW
10 (5). Killing for Prosecution

Source: Eiga.com