Doraemon Movie Fends Off Batman, Remains #1 At Japanese Box Office

The Batman debuted at #3 in the Japanese Box Office on its first weekend.

Doraemon the movie: Nobita's Little Star Wars 2021

Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021, the 41st feature film in the Doraemon anime franchise, remained #1 in the Japanese Box office for two consecutive weekends, earning an astonishing 281 million yen (2.37 million USD) on 229,000 attendance on its second weekend.

The Doraemon film garnered a cumulative total of 800 million yen and sold 660,000 tickets in two weeks, becoming the top-grossing Japanese anime film of 2022.

The film premiered on March 4, 2022, after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 pushed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 for the first time on its 11th weekend to #3. On its 12th weekend, the film dropped to #4, as The Batman debuted at #3 on Friday, March 11, 2022, grossing 247 million yen (2.08 million USD) on its first weekend.

Weekend box office Top 10 in Japan (March 12-13, 2022)

(ticket sales basis)

  •  1 (1). “Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021” – 800 million yen
  •  2 (2). “Yomei 10-nen” – 930 million yen
  •  3 (new). “The Batman” – 370 million yen
  •  4 (3). “JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” – 12.71 billion yen
  •  5 (new): “Wedding High” – 87 million yen
  •  6 (new): “Kamen Rider OOO 10th: Core Medal of Resurrection” – 82 million yen
  •  7 (4). “Aikoku Jyoshi Kurenai Bushido”
  •  8 (new). “JO1 THE MOVIE ‘Mikansei’ GO to the TOP” – 58 million yen
  •  9 (6). “Ensemble Stars!! -Road to Show!!”
  •  10 (7). “Ushikubi-mura”

Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 (Doraemon: Nobita no Ritoru Sutā Wōzu 2021) is a Japanese science fiction animated film. It is the 41st Doraemon film and serves as a remake of the 1985 film Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars.

Source: Crunchyroll

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