37th Doraemon Film Stays at #3, Precure Dream Stars! Drops to #10
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi), the 37th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, stayed at #3 in its fourth weekend. As of its 23rd day, the film has earned over 2.6 billion yen (about US$23.51 million). The current 12-installment Doraemon film series that began with the 2006 film Doraemon: Nobita no Kyoryu (after the 2005 premiere of the ongoing television series) has earned over 40 billion yen (about US$361 million).
The live-action film of Mika Yamamori's Hirunaka no Ryūsei (Daytime Shooting Star) manga opened at #5 on 272 screens. The film opened in Japan on March 24. Takehiko Shinjō (live-action Your Lie in April, Paradise Kiss, Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu) directed the film, and Naoko Adachi (live-action Shitsuren Chocolatier) wrote the script. It stars Mei Nagano, Shohei Miura, and Alan Shirahama.
The Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Chō Superhero Taisen (Ultra Superhero War) film debuted at #6 on 308 screens. The film opened in Japan on March 25. The film features characters Shinken Blue (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger), Bouken Pink (GoGo Sentai Boukenger), MegaRed (Denji Sentai Megaranger), Kamen Rider Den-O Gun Form (Kamen Rider Den-O), Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin (Kamen Rider Gaim), and Shishi Red (Uchū Sentai Kyūranger). Additionally, Momotaros, Urataros, and Kintaros from Kamen Rider Den-O appeared in the film.
The live-action film adaptation of Maki Miyoshi's P to JK romantic comedy manga opened at #7 on 303 screens. The film opened in Japan on March 25. The film stars Kazuya Kamenashi and Tao Tsuchiya in the lead roles. Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, live-action Wolf Girl & Black Prince) directed the film, and Nami Kikkawa wrote the script.
The Eiga Precure Dream Stars! (Precure The Movie: Dream Stars!) anime film dropped from #5 to #10 in its second weekend. The film sold 135,000 tickets for 158 million yen (about US$1.4 million) in its opening weekend. The film is the 22nd and latest in the Precure All Stars film series. It featured 12 Precure from 2015's Go! Princess Precure!, 2016's Maho Girls Precure!, and the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode anime. The film opened in Japan on March 18 on 213 screens.
Gekijōban Kuroko no Basuke Last Game, the first March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion) film, Ancien and the Magic Tablet (Hirune Hime ~Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari~), and Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale all dropped off the ranking this weekend.
As of this past weekend, Makoto Shinkai's your name. film has earned a cumulative 24.78 billion yen (about US$224 million). The film dropped off the ranking last week after 29 straight weekend in the top 10. The #3 movie of all time in Japan, Frozen earned 25.48 billion yen (about US$230 million).
Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō: Tomodachi, which ranked #1 on the mini-theater ranking when it opened last week, dropped to #2 in its second week.