Japanese Box Office: Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 Hits 1.3 Billion Yen at No. 2


While it eventually fell to second place in the third week of its release, the cumulative box office gross of Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 had reached 1.3 billion yen (10.72 million USD) from 1.09 million admissions to become the highest-grossing Japanese anime film of 2022 so far.

The 41st 107-minute feature film in the anime franchise Doraemon grossed 236 million yen (1.94 million USD) from 193,000 admissions in its third weekend from March 19-20, down 16% from its second. raw weekend. At this point, the film’s cumulative box office revenue is about 60% of the first three-week gross of the previous 40th film. Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur released in August 2020 and earned 3.35 billion yen from its total domestic run, so its final box office result is only expected to be around two billion yen or so.

On its 13th weekend, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 ranked fifth, one position lower than the previous weekend. Its total domestic gross reached 13 billion yen (US$107.43 million) from 9.28 million admissions, making it the 20th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, surpassing jurassic park with 12.85 billion yen.

The live-action film adaptation of Kiminori Wakasugiit’s (Detroit Metal City) comic manga KAPPEI debuted in sixth place with 80 million yen (66.1326 USD). He also placed fifth on Filmarks Day One Satisfaction Ranking with an average rating of 3.50/5.0 based on 517 reviews.

Following the broadcast on Japanese satellite TV channel WOWOW’s WOWOW PRIME channel on January 30, Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex) new original feature anime Eien No. 831 (The Lord 831) was released in 36 theaters in Japan on March 18 and ranked fifth in Kogyo Tsushinsha Mini Theater Ranking.

Japan Weekend Box Office Top 10 (March 19-20, 2022)

(based on ticket sales)

1 (new). “SING 2” – 790 million yen

2 (1). “Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021” – 1.3 billion yen

3 (2). “Yomei 10-nen” – 1.59 billion yen

4 (3). “The Batman” – 800 million yen

5 (4). “JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” – 13 billion yen

6 (new). “KAPPEI” – 80 million yen

7 (new). “Movie Osiri Tantei Shiriarty” – 520 million yen

8 (5): “High Marriage”

9 (6): “Kamen Rider OOO 10th: Core Medal of Resurrection” – 90 million yen

10 (9). “Together Stars!! -Road to Show!!” – 190 million yen

“KAPEI” trailer:

“Eien No. 831” trailer:

Sources: Eiga.com, pixiin, Filmmarks, Kogyo Tsushinsha Mini Theater Ranking

©Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-ei, ADK 2021

©2022 “KAPPEI” film production committee

©️Kenji Kamiyama, CRAFTER, WOWOW/”Eien no 831″ WOWOW


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