Hirunaka no Ryuusei Live Action Box Office Results
I haven’t seen a post about the HnR movie sales, so here it is! ;)
*Note: Japan box office rankings are by number of tickets sold, not revenue.
HnR was released on the 23rd March. Let’s see how it’s been performing on the Japan Weekend Box Office for the previous three weeks:
As you can see, it has:
- ranked 5th for two consecutive weeks (then to 8th)
- a total gross over $9 million USD (over $1 billion yen)
- is the best performing manga adaptation on the box office for all 3 weeks (to compare, P to JK, another shoujo manga movie adaptation released 25th March, has a highest rank of 7th and total gross of
$7,278,360. Also, a KnB movie came out during HnR’s second week but hasn’t ranked higher than HnR,)
I think we can conclude that HnR has been a success. I’m not entirely sure about movie budgets and whatnot, but I’m pretty confident that HnR has generated some profit. :) TCLP will probably get a boost in manga sales, too.
Personally, I think both the casting (Alan and his fangirls lmao, but I think Shishio/Suzume’s actors were also well-chosen) as well as Yamamori Mika’s beautifully woven characters helped with HnR’s success.