Despite the heavy promotion, the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lost out in number of tickets sold to the latest movie of the Youkai Watch.
According to the latest in Japanese Box Office, The second Youkai Watch movie, Youkai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the Five stories, Nyan!, took in a total of 974,557 admissions in 434 screens for the past two-day weekend (December 19 and 20), or a total of JPY1.057 billion in total gros.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had only 800,258 admissions in 958 screens for the same weekend, but it outranks the anime film for overall ticket sales in the same weekend, generating JPY1.25 billion in total gross.
Youkai Watch is a popular role-playing (RPG) video game franchise, which was developed & published by Level-5. The franchise has launched multiple video games for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as manga and anime adaptations, which is being considered to be the biggest game franchise in Japan since the Pokémon game and media franchise.