Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia Continues To Soar at No. 1 In Japan’s Weekend Box Office


For the second weekend in a row, Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia has continued its stay at number one at the Japanese Box Office, earning a strong 468 million yen (3.64 Million USD) on 384,000 admissions. It is an impressive feat for this beloved franchise and the 42nd anime feature film.

Even though the Second Weekend Gross was down 29.5 percent from the opening weekend, though, 167 percent of the two-day second-weekend gross of the franchise’s previous 41st film Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021, released in March 2022. The 42nd film has surpassed 1.2 Billion Yen (9.34 Million USD) on 1.02 million admissions. If it continues this momentum, it will surpass the 2 billion yen mark.

Doraemon: Nobita's Sky Utopia Key Visual
Image Credit: Toho Co. Ltd

Meanwhile, fresh from their big win at this year’s Japan Film Prize Awards, the boys from Shohoku High carried The First Slam Dunk back up to No. 2. In its 15th weekend, the basketball film made 200 million yen (1.56 Million USD) on 137,000 admissions, which were more than last weekend’s gross. This basketball anime’s total domestic gross reached 11.9 Billion Yen (92.5 Million USD) on 8.19 Million Admissions, becoming the 29th Highest-Grossing Film of All Time in Japan.

The First Slam Dunk- Shohoku High No 10- Hanamichi Sakuragi
Image Credit: Toei Animation

Coming in third was the live-action film adaption of Kujira Anan’s Shoujo Romance Manga, And Yet, You Are So Sweet, down one rank from its opening weekend. In its second weekend, it grossed about 122 million yen (948,615 USD) on 103,000 admissions.

This was certainly surprising, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- To The Swordsmith Village kept its position at No. 4, earning 3.678 billion yen (28.59 Million USD).


Speaking of staying in the same spot, the anime film adaption of Shinichi Ishizuka’s Jazz manga, Blue Giant, holds on at No. 6 in its fourth weekend. It brings the total up to 480 Million Yen (3.73 Million USD). And finally, in its 18th Weekend, also fresh from the Japan Film Prize Awards, is Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume, ranking at No. 7.

  1.  “Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia” – 1.2 billion yen
  2. (3). “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” – 11.9 billion yen
  3. (2). “And Yet, You Are So Sweet” – 490 million yen
  4. (4). “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village-” – 3.678 billion yen
  5. (5). “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – 140 million yen
  6. (6). “BLUE GIANT” – 480 million yen
  7. (8). “Suzume” – 14.14 billion yen
  8. (-). “BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas”
  9. (-). “RRR”
  10. (NEW). “A Man Called Otto”

Source: Crunchyroll

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