Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno has earned more than PhP7.3 million in the Philippine box office on opening day, making it the biggest premiere for a Japanese film and a foreign language film (in languages other than Filipino and English) in the Philippines.
The official Facebook pages of Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines and the movie itself both made the announcement, adding that it surpassed the earnings of the first Rurouni Kenshin movie when it premiered back in December 2012.
The movie’s page provided more details, saying that it earned a total of PhP7,338,697 from selling 39,385 tickets.
It adds that the record for the biggest premiere for a foreign language film in the local box office was previously held by the movie Rising Dragon starring Jackie Chan which earned around PhP7 million on its opening day.
In a related story, Freelance writer Jerald Uy posted on his blog on Thursday that the subtitles for the movie at the SM Megamall was missing, and only showed up a few scenes later.
In a statement, SM Cinemas told Anime Pilipinas that this was just an isolated case and the technical problem did not happen in its succeeding screenings.