“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has turned in epic sales numbers so far in the U. S. and Canada. It grossed nearly $238 million in its first weekend, beating out hugely popular rivals like Jurassic Park and the Avengers. But not in Japan.

“Star Wars” came in second to the Yo-Kai Watch movie, selling 975,000 tickets to Star Wars‘ 800,000 (though Star Wars raked in more money overall due to higher ticket prices).

“Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!” is based on the video game series. If you’re unaware of it, it’s a monster-collecting game along the lines of Pokémon. The fist Yo-Kai Watch movie came out last December, making $64 million. There’s also an anime television series based on the games.

 

Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman

Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.