1st Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Anime Film Opens at #7 With 83 Million Yen – News
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1st Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Anime Film Opens at #7 With 83 Million Yen – News


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The live-action film adaptation of Uketsu‘s Hen na Ie (The Strange House) novel stayed at #1 for its second consecutive week. The film sold 399,000 tickets for 519,465,480 yen (about US$3.43 million) over the weekend. The film has sold a total of 1.19 million tickets for a cumulative earning of 1,551,605,950 yen (about US$10.25 million).

The film opened on March 15. The film sold 344,000 tickets and earned 474 million yen (about US$3.13 million) in its first three days.

The film stars Shōtarō Mamiya (live-action Blue Giant, Tokyo Revengers) as Amamiya, Jirō Satō (live-action Gintama) as Kurihara, and Rina Kawaei (live-action Ajin) as Yūki.

Asukashinsha published the first novel in July 2021, and the second novel on December 15. The novel tells the mystery of a house with a room that had no doors, no windows, and is tucked away, making it look like it was just a wall. But the house holds some very dark secrets.

Kyō Ayano launched novel’s manga adaptation on Ichijinsha‘s comic HOWL web manga service in January 2023. Seven Seas licensed the manga under the title The Strange House.

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Gekijōban Haikyu!! Gomi Suteba no Kessen (Haikyu!! the Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump), the first film in the two-part Haikyu!! Final sequel film project, climbed up to #2 in its sixth week from #3 last week. The film sold 354,000 tickets for 530,656,520 yen (about US$3.50 million) over the weekend for a cumulative total of 5.5 million tickets sold for 7,900,190,990 yen (about US$52.19 million).

The film premiered in Japan on February 16 and is also screening in IMAX. Susumu Mitsunaka (first, third Haikyu!! television anime) both directed and wrote the script for the film.

The film sold 1,529,000 tickets and earned 2,230,465,540 yen (about US$14.83 million) in its first three days of screening. The film now has the biggest opening weekend for a film so far this year in Japan, beating Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM anime film’s 1,065,983,130 yen opening weekend earnings.

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The 2024 Doraemon film Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Chikyū Symphony (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Earth Symphony) film dropped down to #3 from #2 in its fourth weekend at the Japanese box office. The film sold 267,000 tickets and earned 326,736,600 yen (about US$2.16 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 1.99 million tickets to earn 2,412,860,570 yen (about US$15.94 million).

The film opened at #1 on March 1. The film sold 538,000 tickets from Friday to Sunday for 655,555,580 yen (about US$4.37 million) in its first weekend.

The new film has a music theme, as Doraemon and friends go on an adventure to meet new buddies, connect to people with music, and save the world from a crisis.

Kazuaki Imai (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island, Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s New Dinosaur) directed the film. Teruko Utsumi, a writer for the Doraemon television anime, penned the script for the film. The television anime’s current cast members reprised their roles for the film.

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Godzilla Minus One, Takashi Yamazaki‘s new film in TOHO‘s Godzilla franchise, dropped down to #5 in its 21st week in the box office, from #4 last week. The film earned 212,077,470 yen (about US$1.40 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 4.49 million tickets, and earned a total of 6,837,285,880 yen (about US$45.16 million).

The film opened in Japan on November 3, 2023 (“Godzilla Day”), which was the anniversary of the first Godzilla film’s November 3, 1954 release. The new film screened at The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) as the closing film of last year’s event on November 1.

The film sold 648,600 tickets for 1,041,193,460 yen (about US$6.93 million) in its first three days in the Japanese box office. The film sold 14.7% more tickets and earned 22.8% more in its first three days than the last live-action Japanese Godzilla film, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s Shin Godzilla, did in its first three days in 2016. The film has earned over 6.01 billion yen (about US$39.9 million) and sold 3.92 million tickets as of March 3, its 122nd day of screening in Japan. According to Kōgyō Tsūshinsha, the film is now the #1 live-action film released in Japan in 2023 (this includes all live-action films that opened in Japan in 2023, but still earned revenue in 2024).

Godzilla Minus One also won the Best Visual Effects award in the 96th Academy Awards on March 10. It is the first Japanese film to win in this category, and the first Godzilla film to be nominated for an Oscar.

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The first film of the two-part anime film adaptation of Inio Asano‘s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction manga debuted at #7 this weekend. The film earned 83,773,890 yen (about US$553,300) in its first three days.

The first film opened on Friday, and the second film will open on May 24, after it was delayed from April 19.

Lilas Ikuta (also known as “Ikura”) voices main character Kadode Koyama, while ano voices main character Ouran “Ontan” Nakagawa.

Production +h. is producing the anime — the first full-fledged anime adaptation of any work by Asano. Tomoyuki Kurokawa (Psychic Detective Yakumo, Break of Dawn, Dragonar Academy) is directing the films, and Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice, Violet Evergarden, Tamako Market) is writing and overseeing the series scripts. Nobutake Ito (The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba, Kemonozume) is the character designer and chief animation director, Mika Nishimura (assistant art director for Dorohedoro) is the art director, and Taro Umebayashi (Space Dandy both seasons, Yuri!!! on Ice) is composing the music.

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The live-action film of Fujimomo‘s Lovesick Ellie (Koi Wazurai no Ellie) manga dropped to #8 this week, after it opened at #6 last week. The film earned 62,868,220 yen (about US$415,369) in its second weekend, for a cumulative earning of 279,017,760 yen (about US$1.84 million).

The live-action film opened in Japan on March 15. The film earned 128,171,750 yen (about US$858,600) in its first three days.

Ryubi Miyase (live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark, Ya Boy Kongming!) stars as Akira Ohmi, while Nanoka Hara (Suzume‘s title heroine, live-action Wave, Listen to Me!, Don’t Call It Mystery) stars as Eriko Ichimura. The two had previously co-starred in the live-action television series Night Doctor and Murai in Love.

Miki Kōichirō (live-action 2020 Yowamushi Pedal) directed the film, with scripts by Satoko Okazaki.

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The Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM anime film dropped from #9 to #10 in its ninth weekend. The film earned 65,929,390 yen (about US$435,594) from Friday to Sunday. It has earned a cumulative total of 4,107,911,810 yen (about US$27.14 million).

The film is screening in 353 cinemas in Japan, and added 4DX, MX4D, and Dolby Cinema screenings starting on February 9.

The film opened at #1 in the Japanese box office, selling 634,182 tickets for 1,065,983,130 yen (about US$7.20 million) in its first three days, marking the Gundam franchise‘s highest three-day opening in box office earnings. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM opened in Japan on January 26. The film is planned to screen in 56 countries and territories.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda directed the film at Bandai Namco Filmworks. Fukuda also co-wrote the script along with his late wife Chiaki Morosawa and Liu Goto. Hisashi Hirai (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed) designed the characters.

Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli‘s The Boy and the Heron film is out of the box office’s top 10 in its 37th week, from #8 last weekend. The film earned 45,102,800 yen (about US$297,993) this weekend, for a cumulative earning of 9,194,645,700 yen (about US$60.74 million).

The live-action film of Satoru Noda‘s Golden Kamuy manga earned 26,239,230 yen (about US$173,362) from Friday to Sunday, for a cumulative earning of 2,889,305,990 yen (about US$19.08 million).

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), comScore via KOFIC





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