Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu‘s new Belle (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime, literally “The Dragon and the Freckled Princess”) anime film stayed at #1 in its second weekend. The film earned 523,357,700 yen (about US$4.74 million) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,437,411,900 yen (about US$22.11 million). The film has sold a total of 1.69 million tickets.
The film opened at #1 at the Japanese box office. The film sold more than 600,000 tickets for more than 891,663,200 yen (about US$8.14 million) in its first three days. Its opening was bigger than that of Hosoda’s highest-earning film, The Boy and The Beast which eventually ended its run with 5.85 billion yen (about US$53 million).