Last weekend, The Legend Ends, the second sequel and final film in the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, easily opened on top of the Japanese box office. It sold an incredible 717,958 tickets for 919,479,200 yen, beating the record of its predecessor, Kyoto Inferno, for Japan’s biggest domestic live-action film opening in 2014.
Kyoto Inferno is still showing and ranked 7th in last weekend’s box office results. So far it has made 5.03 billion yen and remains the highest grossing Japanese live-action film in 2014. However, it is likely that the gross will eventually be overtaken by The Legend Ends.
All 3 films in the epic trilogy will be screened at this year’s Japanese Film Festival. If you are planning to catch these exciting films, please head over to the JFF’s Official Facebook page right now because you can vote to have these films screened in a back-to-back marathon or on consecutive nights. Be sure to have your say!