THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Passes 10 Billion Yen, 2nd Toei Movie to Do So Ever

People can’t get enough of Shohoku High School's basketball team



After months of speculation following the amazing first weekend and subsequent continuous number one spot on the weekend charts, Toei Company announced today that THE FIRST SLAM DUNK anime film has finally passed 10 billion yen at the Japanese box office, marking only the second Toei-produced and distributed film to reach this milestone after One Piece Film Red did so last year.


THE FIRST SLAM DUNK reached this milestone on its 67th day in theaters today, making in total 10.02 billion yen (US$75.19 million) on the back of 6,873,844 tickets sold. This has also put the film on par with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest’s 10.02 billion yen box office takings, putting them both equal 42nd place on the Japanese all-time charts.



RELATED: THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Anime Film Rises to 43rd Place on All-Time Charts, Nears 10 Billion Yen


The original Slam Dunk TV anime aired from 1993 to 1996, with four anime films being spun off from the original anime. You can catch an on-demand replay of the TV anime right here on Crunchyroll, which describes the series as such:


Hanamichi Sakuragi, an entering freshman at Shohoku High, holds a record for being rejected by 50 girls during middle school. Ever since the last girl turned him down for a guy on the basketball team, Sakuragi's been traumatized by the sport.


THE FIRST SLAM DUNK opened in Japan on December 3 in regular and IMAX theaters and expanded to Dolby Cinema screens on December 10.


Source: Oricon


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.

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