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Japanese film “Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!” has knocked off “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has having bigger opening gate admissions.

The second animated feature based on the popular Yo-Kai Watch role playing game, “Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!” opened in 358 theatres across Japan compared to 371 for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, which set a Japanese record with 958 screens being shown.

The Japanese market box office rank is usually ranked by admissions, not revenue (compared to its western counterparts) but given the higher ticket prices being charged for “Star Wars” it is predicted that it will secure the top spot for weekend earnings.