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The First Slam Dunk, The Super Mario Bros. Motion picture Top Japan’s Box Office in 2023

published on 2023-12-30 23:24 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins


Japanese home entertainment news site Cinema Today reported on Bunka Tsūshinsha’s leading 10 highest-earning domestic and foreign movies for 2023 on Sunday.

The domestic list includes 6 anime movies, 2 live-action movies based upon a manga, and one Godzilla movie. The lists and profits are present since December 24 and are partly approximated.

The lists consist of overall profits even for movies that opened in 2022, such as The First Slam Dunk (which opened on December 3, 2022). The movie did not make enough to rank in the leading 10 in 2015 by the time those lists came out.

Leading 10 Highest-Grossing Domestic Films in Japan in 2023

  1. The First Slam Dunk: 15.74 billion yen (about US$ 112 million)

  2. Investigator Conan: Kurogane no Submarine: 13.83 billion yen (about US$ 98.1 million)

  3. The Boy and the Heron: 8.66 billion yen (about US$ 61.4 million)

  4. Kingdom: Unmei no Honō: 5.6 billion yen (about US$ 39.7 million)

  5. Do Not Call It Mystery: 4.76 billion yen (about US$ 33.8 million)

  6. Godzilla Minus One: 4.64 billion yen (about US$ 32.9 million)

  7. Gekijōban TOKYO MER: Hashiru Kinkyū Kyūmeishitsu: 4.53 billion yen (about US$ 32.1 million)

  8. Doraemon the Movie 2023: Nobita’s Sky Utopia: 4.34 billion yen (about US$ 30.8 million)

  9. World Tour Jōei: Kimetsu no Yaiba Jōgen Shūketsu, Soshite Katanakaji no Sato e (theatrical screening of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc): 4.16 billion yen (about US$ 29.5 million)

  10. IDOLiSH7 LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD: 2.89 billion yen (about US$ 20.5 million)

In 2015, One Piece Film Red topped the list, making 18.78 billion yen (about US$ 141.6 million at the time).

Leading 10 Highest-Grossing Foreign Films in Japan in 2023

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Motion picture: 14.02 billion yen (about US$ 99.4 million)

  2. Objective: Impossible– Dead Reckoning Part One: 5.43 billion yen (about US$ 38.5 million)

  3. Avatar: The Way of Water: 4.31 billion yen (about US$ 30.6 million)

  4. Quick X: 3.82 billion yen (about US$ 27.1 million)

  5. The Little Mermaid: 3.4 billion yen (about US$ 24.1 million)

  6. Elemental: 2.69 billion yen (about US$ 19.1 million)

  7. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny: 2.6 billion yen (about US$ 18.4 million)

  8. BTS: Yet To Come in Cinemas: 2.53 billion yen (about US$ 18.0 million)

  9. Haunted Mansion: 2.17 billion yen (about US$ 15.4 million)

  10. Meg 2: The Trench: 1.46 billion yen (about US$ 10.4 million)

In 2015, Top Gun Maverick topped the list, making 13.5 billion yen (about US$ 101.9 million at the time).

Source: Cinema Today (壬生智裕) (link 2, 壬生智裕)

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