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Saint Seiya Live-Action Movie Knights Of The Zodiac Crosses USD 500,000 Mark In U.S. During Opening Weekend

According to Box Office Mojo, the movie’s total earnings globally are presently at $5,007,573.

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Knights of the Zodiac

On Sunday, Box Office Mojo and entertainment news site Deadline stated that the movie adaptation of Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya manga, titled Knights of the Zodiac, made approximately $535,000 and came in at number 11 at the box office during its first weekend in the United States.

The movie was shown in 586 cinemas and approximately made $222,000 on its first day of screening, $186,000 on the second day, and $127,000 on the third. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie’s total earnings globally are presently at $5,007,573.

The film first premiered in Brazil, Mexico, and Latin America. This was followed by openings in Japan, Kenya, and Romania on April 28. The movie then debuted in the U.S., Nigeria, and Poland on May 12.

Box Office Mojo reported on May 5th that the movie had made $1,377,754 in Mexico, $310,680 in Japan, $173,731 in Colombia, and $45,554 in Romania, bringing its estimated total opening earnings from those four nations to $2.4 million.

The film is also screening internationally on the following dates:

  • May 16 – Germany
  • May 24 – France
  • May 25 – Middle East, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Portugal
  • May 26 – Spain, Bulgaria
  • June 26 – Italy
  • June 23 – South Africa
  • July 28 – U.K.

The cast is as follows:

  • Mackneyu as Seiya
  • Madison Iseman as Sienna
  • Sean Bean as Alman Kido
  • Famke Janssen as Guraad
  • Nick Stahl as Cassios
  • Diego Tinoco as Nero
  • Mark Dacascos as Mylock

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Toei Animation producer Yoshi Ikezawa told the news website Variety that Toei Animation is “looking at six movies as a package” for the live-action franchise. He added Toei Animation has “already started the conversation” to make sequels.

Source: Deadline (Anthony D’Alessandro), Box Office Mojo (link 2)