Earlier this week, the newest Doraemon film “STAND BY ME Doraemon” was released to theaters nationwide. And as expected, it was met with a positive reaction from the general public as a nostalgic, heartfelt coming of age story.
Coming in first at the box office, over 550,000 moviegoers sat down an enjoyed the movie which resulted in estimated revenues more than 7 million USD.
A web survey was published giving a closer look at the attendees. The audience consisted of 20.4% were children, 21.5% were in their 20s, 20.4% were in their 30s, 20.4% were in their 40s. 47% were male while 53% were female.
88.4% of all moviegoers cried at some point during the movie (and 11.7% lied).
Doraemon began as a manga series created by Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko and it was soon adapated into an anime. This is first film the cat-robot has been transferred to the big screen as a 3D model. The plot combines different aspects of the manga including “All the Way From the Country of the Future”, “Romance in Snowy Mountain”, “Nobita’s the Night Before a Wedding” and “Goodbye, Doraemon…”.
Thanks for the tip Sasha!