XXXHOLiC live-action movie: 2nd week box office performance

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The XXXHOLiC live-action movie directed by Mika Ninagawa dropped to the 8th place in Japan’s box office on it’s second week, grossing a total of $295,141 (-56.5%).

The movie’s total domestic gross is now of US$2,882,403.

May 7th-9th weekend (Gross/Total Gross)

1st – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($9,337,114 / $9,337,114)
2nd – Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween ($3,040,033 / $53,371,256)
3rd – Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden ($1,093,629 / $11,281,299)
4th – Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore ($1,073,066 / $30,891,296)
5th – Radiation House ($551,481 / $4,622,406)
8th – XXXHOLiC ($295,141 / $2,882,403)

The numbers are all in US dollars.

Source: Box Office Mojo.

It’s also worthwhile checking XXXHOLiC‘s performance against the previous movies directed by Mika Ninagawa by their second week:

  • Sakuran (2006) – second week at #7 (Grossing: $670,913 / Total domestic gross by week 2: $1,615,641)
  • Helter Skelter (2012) – second week at #4 (Grossing: $2,152,782 / Total domestic gross by week 2: $10,263,918)
  • Diner (2019) – second week at #5 (Grossing: $1,398,350 / Total domestic gross by week 2: $5,921,261)
  • No Longer Human – second week at #5 (Grossing: $1,147,796 / Total domestic gross by week 2: $6,045,219)

It doesn’t seem like the movie is doing super well. It’s only winning against Sakuran at this point, but then again, maybe Sakuran‘s numbers have not been adjusted to reflect inflation over time.

One potential reason is the lack of a better distribution. So it depends on how many theaters the movie is actually showing.

They recently announced that from May 20th they will start screening sessions with audio commentary by the cast and director, as a strategy to make people go back and watch it again.

Let’s see how it goes in the coming weeks!

XXXHOLiC live-action movie: 1st week box office performance

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The XXXHOLiC live-action movie directed by Mika Ninagawa debuted on the 5th place in Japan’s box office on it’s opening week. It took a while for the numbers to come in, due to the Golden Week holiday in Japan.

The movie grossed US$678,321 in its opening weekend (April 29th-May 1st) and US$1,450,436 after 9 days since its release.

April 29th – May 1st weekend (Gross/Total Gross)

1st – Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween ($5,665,453 / $40,330,183)
2nd – Crayon Shin-chan: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden ($2,191,837 / $6,726,318)
3rd – Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore ($2,166,432 / $26,088,958)
4th – Free! The Final Stroke Part 2 ($987,323 / $3,215,116)
5th – XXXHOLiC ($678,321 / $1,450,436)

The numbers are all in US dollars.

Source: Box Office Mojo.

I honestly expected a much better performance, I don’t know how much the pandemic caused an impact on it — probably not much considering how well the Detective Conan movie is doing. Also, I’ve been informed that the movie is not being screened in a lot of theaters, which could mean that the distribution is not as wide as the other movies in positions 1-4. If there are less screens showing the movie, you will end up having less grossing.

There are many ways to measure if a movie was successful, the most common of them being whether it profited enough to cover its productions costs. Unfortunately, at this point it is unknown how much was the production cost for the XXXHOLiC movie.

It’s also worthwhile checking XXXHOLiC‘s performance against the previous movies directed by Mika Ninagawa:

  • Sakuran (2006) – debuted at #6 (First weekend gross: $370,831 / Total domestic gross: $5,973,534)
  • Helter Skelter (2012) – debuted at #4 (First weekend gross: $2,937,152 / Total domestic gross: $24,231,554)
  • Diner (2019) – debuted at #3 (First weekend gross: $1,756,882 / Total domestic gross: $9,673,094)
  • No Longer Human – debuted at #4 (First weekend gross: $1,566,799 / Total domestic gross: $10,452,114)

Only Sakuran (2012) had a slightly worse performance than XXXHOLiC, but given that the numbers are from 2012, I honestly don’t know if they have been corrected to reflect inflation over the years (I don’t think so). Helter Skelter had a really good opening weekend, the best of all five Ninagawa movies, and the best total grossing as well.

There are two things to keep an eye out from now on: 1) how the XXXHOLiC movie goes in the next weekends (maybe it will have a timid, but long run); 2) Due to CLAMP’s international appeal, there is a possibility of having the XXXHOLiC movie opening in other countries, which would of course contribute to its total grossing. The same happened with Sakuran and Helter Skelter (both also manga adaptations).

Considering that at this point the movie is not getting distributed massively, one could say that it was a good first week performance. Let’s hope that it will open in more screens in the next weeks.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #12 second week sales report

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The twelfth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 16th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 43,536 copies sold in its second week of sales for the regular edition. The Special Edition (Big Art Trump Cards Set) this time didn’t make it to the top 50.

Overall, combining the known sales of regular and special editions, volume 12 has sold an estimate of 93,352 copies after two weeks.

While these numbers are good for a second week, this is unfortunately the lowest overall sales by the second week for a Clear Card volume yet. Probably the pre-orders had a big influence on these numbers but it’s still something to think about.

As usual, it is always worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #12 first week sales report

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The twelfth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 9th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 33,090 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition.  The Special Edition (Big Art Trump Cards Set) landed in the 29th position, selling 16,726 copies.

Combining the sales of the regular and special editions together, volume 12 sold an estimate of 49,816 copies.

This is the lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume yet. However, it’s worth pointing out the short amount of exposure that it had. The sales period covered by the ranking goes from March 28th to April 3rd. As you know, volume 12 of Clear Card was released on April 1st. Therefore, those sales numbers account for only 3 days of sale — which is less than half of the week.

It’s also worth mentioning that while the regular edition landed in the 9th position, the first 8 titles are not published by Kodansha. Meaning Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ volume 12 was this week’s most sold title published by Kodansha.

Finally, it is always worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Next week we will probably have a more bird’s-eye view on how the sales for volume 12 went.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 third week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 49th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 12,147 copies sold in its third week of sales for the regular edition. The Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) also didn’t make it to the ranking this time, like last week.

Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together and the three weeks since it’s been on sale, volume 11 sold an estimate of 116,381 copies overall.

The last time a Clear Card volume made it to the 3rd week was with volume 5. There may have been other volumes which also made it, but I couldn’t track those because the free version of Oricon only shows up to the top 30.

It’s very nice that volume 11 is still showing up in the top 50, but unfortunately these figures are the lowest overall sales by the third week for a Clear Card volume (again, based on the data I could find). In other words, all previous 10 volumes which made it to the third week had bigger figures by their third week of sales.

However, it does seem like the sales are showing a shy but growing sign. This is probably a reflection of the way the story is moving towards some sort of climax.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon. Special thanks to Sakura84-chan for letting me know about this!

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 second week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 18th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 27,044 copies sold in its second week of sales for the regular edition. This time, the Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) didn’t make it to the ranking.

So far, combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together and the two weeks since it’s been on sale, volume 11 sold an estimate of 104,234 copies overall.

While it’s nice that volume 11 is still showing up in the top 30, unfortunately these figures are the lowest overall sales by the second week for a Clear Card volume. In other words, all previous 10 volume had bigger figures by their second week of sales.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #11 first week sales report

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The eleventh volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 7th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 60,337 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition.  The Special Edition (Mini Sakura Costume) debuted at the 33th position, with an estimate of 16,853 copies sold. Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together, it sold an estimate of 77,190 copies in its release week.

Since volume 5, the first week sales of Clear Card arc have consistently been lower than its previous volume, but the good news is: that was not the case with volume 11.

The overall first week sales of volume 11 were better than volume 10, which sold an estimate of 75,258 copies. It’s not a big difference, but it’s an improvement and something that didn’t happen since volume 5. When looking at the regular and special editions individually, the regular edition numbers for volume 11 (60,337) were better than volume 10 (54,943) but the same can’t be said about the Special Edition — 20,315 for volume 10 vs 16,853 for volume 11.

It’s also worth mentioning that while it landed in the 7th position, the first 6 titles are not published by Kodansha. Meaning Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ volume 11 was this week’s most sold title published by Kodansha.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and preorders are likely not taken into account. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon via iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Really nice to see some shy, but noticeable improvement in sales!

Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 11.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #10 second week sales report

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The tenth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 31st position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 35,530 copies sold in its second week of sales. This time, only the regular edition made it to the Top 50. Sale numbers for the special edition are unknown. Overall, volume 10 has sold an estimate of 110,788 copies since its release date — excluding pre-orders.

This represents a slight improvement in comparison to the second week of the previous volume (9), which by week two had sold an estimate of 107,406 copies. It still looses when comparing to the overall sales by the second week sales for all the other volumes of Clear Card released so far.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops and pre-orders are excluded. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon via iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

 

Let’s wait and see if volume 10 will show up in next week’s ranking at all.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #10 first week sales report

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The tenth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ debuted at the 9th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 54,943 copies sold in its first week of sales for the regular edition.  The Special Edition (Character Song CD) debuted at the 46th position, with an estimate of 20,315 copies sold. Combining the numbers of the regular and special editions together, it sold an estimate of 75,258 copies in its release week.

This is the second lowest first week sales for a Clear Card volume, only behind volume 2. This also happened last time, with volume 9, but unfortunately the numbers for volume 10 were even lower. It is also the lowest debut position along with volume 6, which also ranked 9 at Oricon in its first week.

Special edition numbers aside and looking at regular edition numbers alone, volume 10 had the worst performance in a first week for all volumes released so far, but combined with the special edition, volume 10 only looses to the first week sales of volume two.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon via iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

Let’s wait and see how it will perform on next week’s ranking. Hopefully this is not the last we’ve seen of volume 10.

Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ #9 second week sales report

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The ninth volume of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ dropped to the 46th position in Oricon’s weekly ranking, with an estimate of 29,786 copies sold in its second week of sales. Combining the sales from weeks 1 and 2, the overall sales for volume 9 is an estimate of 107,406 copies. Not only this is the weakest second week sales for a Clear Card volume, but also it is the lowest overall sales by week 2 of the entire Clear Card series so far. 

These numbers are for the regular edition, only. Numbers for the special edition (Stationery set) are unknown as it did not appear on the ranking. Keep in mind that pre-orders and special edition sales might have affected these first week sales numbers.

It is worth mentioning that Oricon only takes into account a certain number of shops. These numbers are only an estimate and it’s possible that the real figures are higher than these.

Source: Oricon via iamZEON.

The chart below shows the progress in the sales of Card Captor Sakura ~Clear Card arc~ over the weeks and compares it with previous volumes’ performances (click on it for dynamic version):

I don’t think we will be seeing volume 9 in next week’s ranking. It was a really short run. In fact, the last time a Clear Card volume made it to the third week was in 2018, with volume 5.