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Kodoani.com – Eiga Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia (Doraemon the Movie 2023: Nobita’s Sky Utopia in English), 42nd film in the series Doraemon, held at number 1 in its fifth week of release. The film sold 286,000 tickets for 326,477.110 yen (about US$2.45 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold 2.77 million tickets for a total of 3,296,199,600 yen (about US$24.8 million) since its opening.
The film opened in Japan on March 3 and sold 542,000 tickets, grossing 663 million yen (about US$4.87 million) in its first three days.
The film is set in a perfect, utopian world in the sky, where everyone lives happily. Explorers have equated this land with other mythical cities, such as Atlantis or Ryūgū-jō. Doraemon and Nobita embark on an adventure to find the unthinkable with the help of a brand-new item from the movie, a time-bending airship equipped with a time-bending function.
Takumi Dōyama directed the film. Ryota Kosawa wrote the script — his first screenplay for the movie Doraemon. The current cast of the television anime reprized their roles in the series. Ren Nagase of the idol group King & Prince voiced the role of “perfect cat robot” Sonya for the first time in the film.