In the nationwide weekend movie attendance ranking for the 25th and 26th, “Top Gun: Maverick” (Towa Pictures), which returned to No. 1 the previous week, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week with 296,000 visitors and 505 million yen in box office revenue on Saturday and Sunday. The film’s cumulative total is the highest of any live-action film released in Japan since 2020 (after the Corona disaster), with 4.31 million viewers and over 6.7 billion yen in box office revenue. It also became the first film starring Tom Cruise to gross over 1 billion dollars worldwide.
In second place, “Dragon Ball Super Super Hero” (Toei) remained unchanged from the previous week, drawing 166,000 people and grossing 232 million yen over the two days on Saturday and Sunday, bringing its total to 1.21 million people and exceeding 1.6 billion yen in box office revenue.
The third new film was “Baby Broker” (GAGA), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and featuring a splendid cast including renowned Korean actor Song Gang-ho, which depicts a special journey of people who meet at a “baby post”. On the 26th, Song Gang-ho, Kang Dong-won, Lee Ji-woon, and Lee Ju-young, who came to Japan with director Kore-eda, gave six stage greetings at three theaters in Tokyo, which were a great success.
In fourth place was the 33rd theatrical version of the nationally popular animation series based on Takashi Yanase’s novel, “Soreike! Anpanman: Dororin to Bakeru Carnival” (Tokyo Theatres), the 33rd theatrical version of the popular animation series based on Takashi Yanase’s novel, came in fourth. (Tokyo Theatres),” which drew 83,000 moviegoers and grossed 100 million yen in its first three days, a 143% increase over the previous film released in 2009. In addition to Keiko Toda and Ryusei Nakao, guest voice actors Keiko Kitagawa plays the role of Dororin, an obake boy; Shinji Saito, Otake, and Hirohisa Ota of the comedy duo “Jungle Pocket” play the mayor and his entourage in Obake Town; and singer and celebrity DAIGO plays the legendary Obake, Makuro Maou. The legendary Obake, Makuro Maou, is played by singer and celebrity DAIGO.