Suzume, The First Slam Dunk Become Top Foreign Films in Chinese, Korean Box Offices – News


Entertainment information web site Variety reported on Wednesday that Makoto Shinkai‘s Suzume (Suzume no Tojimari) movie ranked because the second highest-incomes overseas movie on the Chinese field workplace in 2023 incomes US$114 million and The First Slam Dunk, the brand new anime movie of Takehiko Inoue‘s Slam Dunk basketball manga, ranked because the third highest-incomes movie grossing US$93 million.

Variety reported on Tuesday that Suzume additionally ranked because the second highest-incomes overseas movie on the South Korean field workplace in 2023 making US$43.6 million with The First Slam Dunk making third place incomes US$38.2 million.

Fast X was the highest grossing overseas movie in China, incomes RMB985 million (about US$139 million). Elemental was the highest grossing overseas movie in Korea, incomes US$54.3 million.

Suzume opened in Japan at #1 in November 2022. It ended its theatrical run in Japan in May, incomes 14.79 billion yen (about US$105.3 million) on the field workplace.

The movie has ranked at #1 on its opening day on many international locations’ field workplace charts. It is presently the very best-promoting Japanese anime in China of all time, and has bought extra tickets in South Korea than some other Japanese movie.

Box Office Mojo lists the movie with a present worldwide gross of US$175,492,224.


The First Slam Dunk is the very best-incomes movie of all-time in Japan, surpassing Hayao Miyazaki‘s 2008 anime movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which has 15.5 billion yen (round US$105.8 million) in home earnings. The First Slam Dunk can be the seventh highest-incomes anime movie in Japan. It is the very best-incomes movie in Japan in 2023.

The movie opened in Japan in December 2022, and ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The movie bought 847,000 tickets and earned 1,295,808,780 yen (about US$9.50 million) over its opening weekend.

By June, the movie had bought over 10 million tickets to earn 14.43 billion yen (about US$103.5 million that point) in Japan, after a couple of half a 12 months in theaters.

Inoue personally directed the movie at Toei Animation and wrote the script. Among the listed employees members are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical administrators Katsuhiko Kitada (Attack on Titan episodes, Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot), Naoki Miyahara (Digimon Adventure, Popin Q), Toshio Ōhashi (LayereD Stories 0), and Yū Kamatani (Looking for Magical DoReMi, Precure Super Stars!). Daiki Nakazawa directed the CG, and Yūta Ogura produced the CG. Kazuo Ogura directed the artwork. Yota Tsuruoka directed the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.

Source: Variety (link 2) (Patrick Frater)

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