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The First Slam Dunk Rises Back to #1, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Stays at #2

The First Slam Dunk Anime Film Earns 1.29 Billion Yen in 1st 2 Days


The First Slam Dunk Rises Again to #1, Demon Slayer: Swordsmith Village Arc Stays at #2


The First Slam Dunk, the brand new anime movie of Takehiko Inoue‘s Slam Dunk basketball manga, offered 212,000 tickets and earned 311,010,150 yen (about US$2.28 million) from Friday to Sunday, rising again up from #4 to #1 when it comes to tickets offered for its thirteenth weekend. The movie has offered a complete of seven.74 million tickets and earned a cumulative complete of 11,276,348,740 yen (about US$82.76 million).

The movie is now the thirty first highest-earning movie of all time in Japan, in addition to the twelfth highest-earning anime movie, surpassing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0.

The movie ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The movie offered 847,000 tickets and earned 1,295,808,780 yen (about US$9.50 million) over its opening weekend.

The movie opened in Japan on December 3. The film has IMAX screenings in 40 cinemas throughout Japan, and Dolby Atmos screenings in 34 cinemas. The film added Dolby Cinema screenings on December 10.

Inoue personally directed the movie at Toei Animation and wrote the script. Among the many listed workers members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical administrators Katsuhiko Kitada (Assault on Titan episodes, Main: Yūjō no Profitable Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Journey, Popin Q), Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Tales 0), and Yū Kamatani (Searching for Magical DoReMi, Precure Tremendous Stars!).

Daiki Nakazawa directed the CG, and Yūta Ogura produced the CG. Kazuo Ogura directed the artwork. Yota Tsuruoka directed the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.

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“World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e” (World Tour Screenings: Demon Slayer: The Higher Ranks Collect and Onward to the Swordsmith Village), the theatrical screenings of the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-Hen) tv anime, stayed at #2 when it comes to tickets offered in its fourth weekend. The movie offered 211,000 tickets to earn 313,443,020 yen (about US$2.30 million yen) from Friday to Sunday. The movie has offered 2.26 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative complete of three,190,289,400 yen (about US$23.42 million).

The movie started screening in MX4D, 4DX, and Dolby Cinema on February 25.

The movie ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The movie offered 813,000 tickets and earned 1,158,765,410 yen (about US$8.75 million) in its first three days in Japan.

The screenings opened on February 3 in 418 theaters in Japan. The screenings embrace episodes 10 and 11 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Leisure District Arc, in addition to the primary Swordsmith Village Arc episode. The screenings will play in theaters in over 95 international locations and territories.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc will premiere on tv in April with a one-hour particular.

Director Haruo Sotozaki, character designer and chief animation director Akira Matsushima, the animation studio ufotable, and the principle forged are all returning for the brand new arc.

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Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) movie earned 96,675,800 yen (about US$709,700) from Friday to Sunday, and rose again up from #9 to #7 in its sixteenth weekend. The movie has now earned a cumulative complete of about 13,927,272,760 yen (about US$102.2 million) and has offered over 10.48 million tickets.

The movie is now the fifteenth highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan, and the ninth highest-grossing anime movie of all time in Japan, having surpassed Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

The movie opened at #1 on November 11 and offered 1.33 million tickets to earn 1.88 billion yen (about US$13.49 million) in its first three days.

The movie offered 38.7% extra tickets and earned 47.4% greater than Shinkai’s acclaimed your identify. movie, which earned 1,277,960,000 yen (about US$12.51 million on the time) in its first three days. It additionally offered 14.8% extra tickets and earned 14.4% greater than Shinkai’s earlier movie Weathering With You, marking the strongest opening three days of Shinkai’s movies.

Actress Nanoka Hara voices the heroine Suzume Iwato within the movie. SixTONES idol group member Hokuto Matsumura (live-action Liar × Liar movie’s Tōru, live-action xxxHOLiC movie’s Shizuka Doumeki) made his voice performing debut within the movie as Sōta Munakata, a younger man who embarks on a journey with Suzume because the “Door-Closing Grasp.”

Shinkai (your identify., Weathering With You) directed the movie and wrote the screenplay. He’s additionally credited with the unique story. Masayoshi Tanaka (your identify., Weathering With You) designed the characters. Kenichi Tsuchiya (your identify., Backyard of Phrases) was the animation director. Takumi Tanji (Youngsters Who Chase Misplaced Voices) was the artwork director. CoMix Wave Movies and Story Inc. produced the film. TOHO is distributing the movie. RADWIMPS scored the movie. Seattle-based Hollywood movie composer Kazuma Jinnouchi (Ghost within the Shell: SAC_2045, RWBY: Ice Queendom) scored the movie alongside RADWIMPS. TikTok performer Toaka carried out one of many movie’s theme songs “Suzume.”

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The anime movie adaptation of Shinichi Ishizuka‘s Blue Big manga dropped from #8 to #9 in its second weekend. The movie earned 104,017,680 yen (about US$763,600) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative complete of 326,468,630 yen (about US$2.39 million),

The movie opened in Japan on February 17 and earned 116,561,020 yen (about US$867,600) in its first three days.

Yuzuru Tachikawa (Dying Parade, Mob Psycho 100 all three seasons, Deca-Dence) directed the movie at studio NUT. NUMBER 8, the editor of the Blue Big manga and the story director for the Blue Big Supreme manga, wrote the screenplay. TOHO animation is distributing the movie.

World-renowned pianist Hiromi Uehara composed the unique music that the movie’s in-story jazz trio JASS performs, and in addition performed the piano for the character Yukinori Sawabe. Saxophonist Tomoaki Baba performed the saxophone for the character Dai. Shun Ishiwaka, the drummer of the Millennium Parade band, performed drums for Shunji Tamada.

Name Me Chihiro, the live-action movie adaptation of Hiroyuki Yasuda’s Chihiro-san manga, opened on Thursday and ranked at #2 within the mini-theater rankings from Friday to Sunday.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (hyperlink 2, hyperlink 3, hyperlink 4), comScore through KOFIC