The First Slam Dunk Stays At No.1 for Six Weeks, Becoming the 85th Highest Grossing Film of All-Time in Japan


Let’s Go, Shohoku High! Captain Takenori Agaki is leading the charge at No. 1 again at Japanese Box Offices for a Sixth Week in a Row.

With news of Suzume becoming the tenth highest-grossing film of all time, Toei Animation wasn’t far behind, with The First Slam Dunk making two big feats! The First Slam Dunk is still at No. 1 at the Japanese Box Office for Six Weeks Straight, and now, it has become the 85th Highest Grossing Film of All-Time in Japan.

The First Slam Dunk- Shohoku High No 11- Kaede Rukawa
Image Credit: Toei Animation

The Basketball film has earned 7,685,000,000 Yen (US $58.2 Million) and sold 5.27 million tickets in the 38 days since the film opened in Japan. It has also continued its No. 1 streak for its sixth week, keeping competitors such as James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water and Makato Shinkai’s Shuzume no Tojimari at bay. Also, making its debut in its first week at No. 4 is Detective Conan Haibara Aimonogatari Black Iron Mystery Train, earning 192 Million Yen (US $1.46 Million).


Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio animated the movie. Original mangaka Takehiko Inoue is directing the movie and writing the screenplay. Yasuyuki Ebara is doing character designs and also serving as chief animation director. The series is currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

The First Slam Dunk Movie Visual One
Image Credit: Toei Animation

The First Slam Dunk is now playing in theaters and IMAX in Japan. This iconic Sports Manga ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990 to 1996 for a total of 31 volumes. The manga inspired a television anime in 1993 and had four anime film sequels. Viz Media released all 31 volumes of the manga in English.

Source: Anime News Network (1,2)

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