Opening in theaters in a classic fashion. This is what Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanj?, known as Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016, did as it premiered in theaters in Japan.
The 36th Doraemon movie topped the Japanese box office chart after earning USD5.62 million on its opening weekend, according to Anime News Network. The popular franchise?s recent movie has already sold 544,816 tickets, equivalent to 637 million yen, to stay on track in improving last year?s Doraemon film?s total gross.
Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes collected USD34.72 million or 3.93 billion yen last year.
The recent film outshines Makino’s sh?jo manga Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai in the list, earning only USD1.07 million (119,364,700 yen). The live-action film is being run on 160 big screens.
The Doraemon 36th movie is a remake of the 1989 Doraemon: Nobita at the Birth of Japan movie, according to the report of Anime News Network. The original film set a franchise record of more than 4 million tickets sold and is the highest grossing for any Doraemon movie.
Can the latest film topple it? It is possible since it is being aired on 374 screens across Japan.
Meanwhile, another live-action film Ayumi Ishii’s Nobunaga Concerto lost its hold on the third spot after settling for fifth place in its seventh weekend. Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Sotsugy? (Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation), on the other hand, debuted at the 12th place. The spiritual sequel of a 1981 classic film is being starred by Rev. of DVL idol group member Kanna Hashimoto in her first starring role in a film. The Girls und Panzer film also dropped off the list. This after the film returned to top 10 when it added a multi-sensory 4DX experience to selected movie houses.