The First Slam Dunk, the new anime film of Takehiko Inoue‘s Slam Dunk basketball manga, sold 230,000 tickets and earned 344,957,690 yen (about US$2.64 million) from Friday to Sunday, dropping from #1 to #2 for its ninth weekend. The film has sold a total of 6,475,000 tickets for a cumulative total of 9,454,728,530 yen (about US$72.56 million).
The film is now the 51st highest-earning film of all time in Japan.
The film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The film sold 847,000 tickets and earned 1,295,808,780 yen (about US$9.50 million) over its opening weekend.
The film opened in Japan on December 3. The movie has IMAX screenings in 40 cinemas all over Japan, and Dolby Atmos screenings in 34 cinemas. The movie added Dolby Cinema screenings on December 10.
Inoue personally directed the film at Toei Animation and…