The last year has witnessed some of the most dominating anime films at the Japanese box office. One Piece Film: Red, Suzume, The First Slam Dunk, and many more have taken the top spot and reigned for a long time instead of dropping off in the next few weeks.
The First Slam Dunk, based on Takehiko Inoue’s popular Slam Dunk manga series, currently stands at #1 for six consecutive weeks. It sold 319,000 tickets in its sixth weekend, earning 481 million yen (US $3.63 million).
In its 38-day ongoing run, The First Slam Dunk has earned 7.68 billion yen (US $58.2 million), with 5.27 million tickets sold. It has also earned the 85th position in the list of highest-grossing films of all time in Japan.
Suzume no Tojimari, an original anime film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, is currently at #2 in its ninth weekend. The movie earned 375 million yen (US $2.83 million) from selling 281,000 tickets this weekend.
Suzume premiered on November 11 and took the #1 spot in its first weekend. As of now, it has sold 9.13 million tickets, earning 12.13 billion yen (US $92 million). It is now the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan and the 27th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
Detective Conan Ai Haibara’s Story ~Jet-Black Mystery Train~ is a compilation film and a new entry to the list. In its opening weekend, the film sold 136,000 tickets for 191 million yen (US $1.45 million), gaining the 4th spot at the Japanese box office.
The film summarizes episodes 701-704(Jet-Black Mystery Train Arc), with a few other scenes from the anime focusing on AI Haibara. It also includes some new footage, connecting this film to the upcoming film Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine.
Dr. Coto’s Clinic (live-action film) and Lonely Castle in the Mirror dropped by one place, and Black Night Parade dropped by two places.
One Piece Film: Red has dropped off the list after its 23rd weekend. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond has also dropped after seven weekends.
About Suzume no Tojimari
Suzume no Tojimari is an anime film by Makoto Shinkai. It premiered on November 11, 2022. A novel adaptation was released in August 2022, also written by Shinkai.
The film focuses on Suzume, a 17-year-old girl who meets a young man looking for a door. Suzume finds a strange door among the ruins and opens it, but due to it many doors start opening around Japan, causing disasters. Now, Suzume has to close all of them to save Japan.
Source: Kogyo Tsushin
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