The film earned $3.16 million in Wednesday’s preview
Kodoani.com – Entertainment news website Variety reported on Thursday that The First Slam Dunkthe new anime adaptation of Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk basketball manga, earned US$13.8 million in its opening day in China on Thursday.
The film also had pre-screenings in China on Wednesday, and local company Ent Group said the previous 14,000 showings earned US$3.16 million, before Thursday’s screenings grossed 13. ,8 million US dollars.
The film has also done very well in South Korea, and is now the second highest-grossing film of this year in the country, having earned US$35,499,346 since its premiere there on May 4. first.
The film opened in Japan on December 3 and debuted at No. 1 in its opening weekend. The film sold 847,000 tickets and grossed 1,295,808,780 yen (about 9.50 million US dollars) in its opening weekend. The film is currently the 24th highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. The film won the Animation of the Year award at the 46th annual Japan Academy Film Awards.
Inoue personally directed the film at Toei Animation and wrote the script. Among the employees listed are character designer/animation director Yasuyuki Ebara (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) and technical directors Katsuhiko Kitada, Naoki Miyahara, Toshio Ōhashi and Yū Kamatani.
Daiki Nakazawa is directing the CG, and Yūta Ogura is producing the CG. Kazuo Ogura art direction. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound with Koji Kasamatsu.
Toshiyuki Matsui, the film’s producer, received this year’s joint award for the 42nd Annual Fujimoto Prize of the Eiga Engeki Bunka Kyōkai (Society of Cinema Theater Culture).