Keishi Ōtomo's live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened on 329 screens throughout Japan this past weekend, and it earned 399,530,400 yen (about US$5.07 million) in those two days to top Japan's box office. It was seen 295,319 times over the weekend.
In addition, some of the theaters screened the film early between Wednesday, August 22 and Friday, August 24. As a result, the film's total tally across all five days was 555,476,800 yen (US$7.05 million) and 424,143 tickets.
Takeru Satoh (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rookies, Beck) stars in the film's titular role, and Emi Takei (Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, For Love's Sake/Ai to Makoto) plays the heroine Kaoru Kamiya. Yuu Aoi (Hana and Alice, Honey and Clover) plays Megumi Takani, Munetaka Aoki (The Last Message Umizaru, live-action The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) plays Sanosuke Sagara, and Taketo Tanaka plays Yahiko Myōjin. Hajime Saitō (Shonan Bakusozoku and Tokyo Love Story's Yosuke Eguchi), Kouji Kikkawa (Let's Dance With Papa) as Jine Udō, and Teruyuki Kagawa (From Up On Poppy Hill, 20th Century Boys) as Kanryū Takeda round out the cast.
I'm sure they'll reach the BILLION mark on their 2nd week!!!