As if we weren’t already dying to see this flick, it seems like the movie is a hit!
Keishi Otomo’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 creened 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.
Five days! Here’s that trailer in case you haven’t already seen it: