37th Doraemon Film Stays at #3 for 3rd Weekend, Hirunaka no Ryūsei at #5
Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi), the 37th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, ranked #3 in its fifth weekend. This is the third consecutive weekend that the movie has stayed at #3. (This past weekend marked the end of the extended spring break before the new school year in Japan.) The film earned about 279 million yen (about US$2.52 million) and sold 256,000 tickets over the weekend. The film has sold a total of more than 3.11 million tickets.
The current 12-installment Doraemon film series that began with the 2006 film Doraemon: Nobita No Kyoryu (after the 2005 premiere of the ongoing television series) has earned over 40 billion yen (about US$361 million).
The live-action film of Mika Yamamori’s Hirunaka no Ryūsei (Daytime Shooting Star) manga stayed at #5 in its second weekend. The film opened in Japan on March 24 on 272 screens. Takehiko Shinjō (live-action Your Lie in April, Paradise Kiss, Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu) directed the film, and Naoko Adachi (live-action Shitsuren Chocolatier) wrote the script. It stars Mei Nagano, Shohei Miura, and Alan Shirahama.
The live-action film adaptation of Maki Miyoshi‘s P to JK romantic comedy manga rose from #7 to #6 on its second weekend. The film opened in Japan on March 25 on 303 screens. The film stars Kazuya Kamenashi and Tao Tsuchiya in the lead roles. Ryūichi Hiroki (live-action Strobe Edge, live-action Wolf Girl & Black Prince) directed the film, and Nami Kikkawa wrote the script.
The Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Chō Superhero Taisen (Ultra Superhero War) film dropped from #6 to #8 on its second weekend. The film opened in Japan on March 25 on 308 screens. The film features characters Shinken Blue (Samurai Sentai Shinkenger), Bouken Pink (GoGo Sentai Boukenger), MegaRed (Denji Sentai Megaranger), Kamen Rider Den-O Gun Form (Kamen Rider Den-O), Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin (Kamen Rider Gaim), and Shishi Red (Uchū Sentai Kyūranger). Additionally, Momotaros, Urataros, and Kintaros from Kamen Rider Den-O appeared in the film.
The Eiga Precure Dream Stars! (Precure The Movie: Dream Stars!) anime film dropped off the dropped off the ranking on its third weekend.