John Friscia

A film adaptation of Ni no Kuni released in Japanese theaters on Aug. 23, and we now know how it did in its first week — poorly. It placed seventh at the box office on the basis of ticket sales, ahead of Hobbs & Shaw and behind Rocketman, making 140 million yen according to Crunchyroll. That equates to $1.32 million. Granted, Japan is a much smaller market than the United States, but I have to imagine game developer Level-5 was hoping for better than this. For comparison’s sake, critically panned Dark Phoenix made 132 million yen in its first week, […]

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