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Yo-Kai Watch sequel sells more tickets than Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Japan

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken tons of records already and cemented itself as the top movie this past weekend in almost every market around the world, raking in $512 million in the United States and Canada alone. Except in Japan, where the second Yo-Kai Watch movie opened bigger than the seventh Star Wars installment, with 975,000 tickets sold.

The film, Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!, is based on the popular video game franchise and is expected to be a massive hit within the Japanese market.

According to Variety, although The Force Awakens technically made more at the box office because of higher prices, the film only sold 800,000 tickets in comparison to Yo-Kai Watch's 975,000.

The first Yo-Kai Watch movie, which was released last December, took in $64 million, with the sequel on course to far surpass what the original film made.

Polygon reviewed the Yo-Kai Watch game for 3DS back in November. Check it out here.