First Slam Dunk Generates 130 Million Yens in One Day
The Initial Slam Dunk, the new animated film adapted from the manga by
made its comeback in Japanese theatres on Tuesday, amassing in a single day 130 million yen. The overall profit currently stands at an impressive 15.8 billion yen from approximately 10.95 million ticket sales.
The film was screened across 107 cinemas spread over 47 prefectures within the archipelago. Additionally, it enjoyed projections in IMAX and Dolby Cinema.
This installment is Japan’s 13th highest-grossing cinematic production, outperforming Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, a film by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, released in 2008, which grossed 15.5 billion yen in the domestic market. The Initial Slam Dunk thus also holds the title of being the seventh most lucrative animated film in Japan, unprecedented. It holds the third spot for the highest-grossing foreign film in China and South Korea in 2023.
The Initial Slam Dunk debuted at the top of the Japanese box office on December 3, 2022, with 847,000 admissions, earning 1,295,808,780 yen. It won the Animation of the Year title at the 46th Japan Academy Film Prizes. Toshiyuki Matsui, the producer, clinched the 42nd Fujimoto Awards.
As of June 2023, the film had an entry count of over 10 million with revenue of 14.43 billion yen in Japan after approximately six months in theatres.
The film is directed by Takehiko Inoue himself at Toei Animation, who also wrote the script. Other notable staff include Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as character designer/animation director, and Katushiko Kitada (Attack on Titan, Major: Yûjô no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ôhashi (LayereD Stories 0) and Yû Kamatani (Searching for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!) as technical directors.
Source : Mantan Web