First Slam Dunk Movie Earns USD 13.8 Million On Its Opening Day In China!

The earnings from the Thursday screenings were even higher, amounting to $13.8 million.

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The First Slam Dunk Movie

According to a report by the entertainment news website Variety on Thursday, The First Slam Dunk the latest anime movie based on Takehiko Inoue’s basketball manga Slam Dunk generated a box office revenue of $13.8 million on its debut day in China, which was also on Thursday.

In addition, the movie had advance screenings in China on Wednesday, and as reported by the domestic company Ent Group, those 14,000 previews generated a revenue of $3.16 million.

The earnings from the Thursday screenings were even higher, amounting to $13.8 million.

The movie has also been highly successful in South Korea, where it was released on January 4th.

It has become the second highest-grossing film of the year in the country, with a revenue of $35,499,346.

The movie has been directed and written by Inoue Takehiko himself and produced by Toei Animation/Dandelion Animation Studio.

The manga revolves around Sakuragi Hanamichi, an amateur basketball player who has joined the Shohoku School Basketball Club.

It shows his progress as a player and his rivalry with his teammate Nagarekawa Kaede.

The manga sold more than 120 million copies in Japan. A TV anime aired from 1993 to 1996 for a total of 101 episodes.

The original TV anime voice cast of five members of Sohoku has been renewed, with Sogo Nakamura as Ryota Miyagi, Jun Kasama as Hisashi Mitsui, Shinichiro Kamio as Kaede Ryukawa, Subaru Kimura as Hanamichi Sakuragi, and Kenta Miyake as Goken Akagi.

More about Slam Drunk from Viz Media:

“Winning isn’t everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain’s dream of reaching the finals come true—will they do it?”

Source: Variety (Patrick Frater)