Japan Box Office: Tonde Saitama Continues Its Strong Run, Surpassing 2.5 Billion Yen Mark

"PreCure Miracle Universe" has earned an impressive 520 million yen



Far surpassing the initial expectation, the live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s 1980s

comedy manga Tonde Saitama has continued its strong run in Japan. It climbed up to second place

again in its fifth weekend of release by selling more tickets than the latest MCU film Captain Marvel in

its second weekend and the Transformers franchise's latest installment Bumblebee in its opening.


In its fifth weekend of March 23-24, the Hideki Takeuchi (Thermae Romae series)-directed film earned

175 million yen on 127,000 admissions. Its total box office gross in Japan has surpassed an impressive

2.5 billion yen with 1.93 million ticket sales, and has showed no signs of slowing down.



Meanwhile, PreCure Miracle Universe, the 26th feature film from Toei Animation's PreCure anime franchise

ranked fifth in its second week with a current total box office of 520 million yen, and Eiga no Osomatsu-san/

Osomatsu-san The Movie dropped to ninth with a total of 280 million yen.



Outside of the top 10, City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes, the all-new anime film based on

Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter action comedy manga series in 1985-1991, is confirmed to has grossed

1.45 billion yen by its seventh weekend and has sold one million tickets by March 21.




Weekend box office in Japan (March 23-24, 2019)

 (ticket sales basis)


 1 (1). "Doraemon the Movie 2019 Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration"

 2 (4). "Tonde Saitama"

 3 (2). "Captain marvel"

 4 (new). "Bumblebee"

 5 (3). "PreCure Miracle Universe"

 6 (5). "Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku"

 7 (6). "Green Book"

 8 (new). "PRINCE OF LEGEND"

 9 (7). "Eiga no Osomatsu-san"

 10(8). "The Mule"


 "Tonde Saitama" celebrates its 1.5 million ticket sales



Source: Eiga.com


(C)2019 Movie "Tonde Saitama" Production Committee

(C) Mineo Maya "Kono Manga ga Sugoi! comics Tonde Saitama"/Takarajimasha


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