24th Crayon Shin-chan Film Earns 400 Million Yen to Rank #2
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare), the 20th Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime film, opened in Japan last Saturday on 348 screens. It sold 933,781 tickets for 1,209,158,900 billion yen (about US$11.1 million) to top the Japanese box office in its opening weekend.
Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie Fast Asleep! The Large Attack on the Dreaming World), the 24th Crayon Shin-chan film, also opened last Saturday on 334 screens. It sold 337,108 tickets and earned 400,519,100 yen (about US$3.67 million) to rank #2 in its opening weekend. The film grossed 2.9% higher than the opening weekend of the 2015 Crayon Shin-chan film Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki, and is projected to earn over 2 billion yen (about US$18.34 million).
Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (Assassination Classroom: Graduation), the second live-action film based on Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga, dropped from #1 to #3 in its fourth weekend on 318 screens. The film has earned a total of 3 billion yen (about US$27.53 million), surpassing the first film's box office takings of 2.77 billion yen (about US$25.6 million), as well as exceeding its projected gross of 2.9 billion yen (about US$26.9 million).
Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016), the 36th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, dropped from #2 to #4 in its seventh weekend on 363 screens.
Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku, the first of two planned live-action films of Yuki Suetsugu's Chihayafuru manga, remained dropped from #4 to #6 in its fifth weekend on 297 screens.
The live-action film of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED or The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga dropped from #5 to #9 in its fifth weekend on 328 screens.
Toei's Kamen Rider 1-Gō (Kamen Rider #1) film dropped from #7 to #10 in its fourth weekend on 306 screens.
The Eiga Precure All Stars: Minna de Utau Kiseki no Mahō! (Precure All Stars The Movie: Everyone Sing♪ Miraculous Magic!) anime film fell off the top 10 chart in its fifth weekend.