The First Slam Dunk, based on Takehiko Inoue’s Slam Dunk basketball manga ranked #1 in its fifth weekend in South Korea.
The movie earned US$2,280,244 from Friday to Sunday, sold 276,453 tickets, was and played on 1,013 screens.
The film’s week-on-week revenue increased by 10%. The film has earned a total of US$19,309,822 in South Korea, selling 2,348,330 tickets.
The film opened in South Korea on January 4. In its fourth weekend, the film ranked #1, ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water.
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, and 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?”