The First Slam Dunk Film Creates a Milestone

Based on Takehiko Inoue's famous basketball manga, The First Slam Dunk film has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen at the Japanese box office.

By
Austin Vincent
On
February 8, 2023 6:00 PM



Released on December 3 in Japan, the movie opened at regular and IMAX theaters and expanded to Dolby Cinema screens. It topped the charts for six weeks.

Box Office Results

The First Slam Dunk film based on Takehiko Inoue’s basketball manga called SLAM DUNK has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen in 67 days since its release. This is the highest grossing movie of the franchise.

The manga has been a popular one in Japan and it has been translated into four anime movies so far. Moreover, the manga was also serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996.

The story revolves around a red-headed high schooler named Hanamichi Sakuragi who is more of a delinquent than a jock. But, when he meets a girl named Haruko Akagi who is very interested in basketball, Sakuragi gets involved with the school’s team and slowly becomes a better player.

Opening Weekend

Slam Dunk is a manga and anime series written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue, that was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1990 to 1996. It is a popular sports manga, and was a major driving force behind making basketball a household sport in Japan.

Despite its intense and spirited nature, it has a large dose of humor in it. Its main character, Hanamichi Sakuragi, is a delinquent who is initially arrogant and hotheaded, but gradually learns to respect the game of basketball and its importance as a team sport.

It is also an action-packed film, with many scenes focusing on slam dunks which are one of the most popular types of shots in basketball. Players can dunk in several different ways, including a spin, backwards, after an alley-oop, and while hanging off the rim.

Second Weekend

The First Slam Dunk film has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen (US$75 million), becoming the second Toei Animation production to achieve this record. This is a significant accomplishment as only 42 other films have done so.

The Toei Animation feature is based on the popular Slam Dunk manga series that was written by Takehiko Inoue and published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump comic book from 1990 to 1996.

The movie revolves around a high school student named Hanamichi Sakuragi, who was a delinquent until he met Haruko Akagi, a girl who had a passion for basketball. They bond together and form a formidable team.

Third Weekend

During this weekend, The First Slam Dunk film has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen (about US$75 million). It is the second Toei production film to achieve this feat.

The film is based on the popular manga of the same name by Takehiko Inoue. It was released in Japan on December 3 and has been widely distributed in other Asian countries like South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines.

It is a heart-wrenching tale of a basketball-loving delinquent who finds success with girls. It has received a lot of positive reviews and has already become an international hit. It has also led to the creation of a scholarship which supports athletes who love basketball in Japan.

Fourth Weekend

The First Slam Dunk film based on Takehiko Inoue's popular basketball manga has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen in Japan. The sports film released in December 2022 has been a huge hit in its native Japan and in other Asian markets.

It follows the story of a delinquent who discovers success with basketball and girls. He joins the Shohoku High School team because of a girl who recognizes his athletic ability and pushes him to try it.

It has been a great success for the anime studio Toei Animation and is expected to continue racking up box office receipts for months to come. It also marks the directorial debut of manga artist Inoue, who is known for his care and attention to detail in his work.

Fifth Weekend

The First Slam Dunk film has created a milestone by earning 10 billion?yen, making it the highest-grossing anime film to date. Directed by Takehiko Inoue, the film is based on his popular sports manga.

The First Slam Dunk film centers on a redheaded high schooler who becomes enamored with the game of basketball after joining the school’s team. The story follows him and his teammates as they grow into a formidable unit. The movie has been a resounding hit in Japan and across Asia. It has also broken several box office records including the top ten most expensive Japanese anime films. It has also won over the hearts of die-hard fans.

Austin Vincent

Big butt, bigger heart.

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