The prelude to the Golden Week was a very huge movie weekend with 4 new movies making big movie openers. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F had the biggest opening in Japan so far for 2015, making Japan the only territory in the world where Furious 7 did not debut at number one. The new movies occupied the top 4 of the box office and earned a combined 2.7 billion yen during the weekend.
Check out the latest box office ranking below.
|Japan Box Office April 18-19|
|1||New||Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F||653||1|
|2||New||Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno||349||1|
|3||New||Wild Speed: SKY MISSION||640||1|
|4||New||Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!||339||1|
|6||1||Solomon’s Perjury Part 2||314||2|
|8||3||Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes||352||7|
|9||6||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)||166||2|
Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F was published in 653 screens, mobilized a total of 715,727 in two days, earned 960,586,350 Yen (8,038,186 USD). The movie becomes the first ever Japanese film to be screened in IMAX 3D (18 screens). It earned 40.3% more than the recorded opening weekend of the previous movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Ranking second is the latest movie of the popular classic spring anime Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno. Published in 349 screens, it moblized a total of 688,623 people in its 2-days opening, earned 874,762,300 Yen (7,320,010 USD).
Titled Wild Speed: Sky Mission in Japan, Furious 7 recorded its biggest ever opening performance in the country, ranking third place. It was published in 640 screens, mobilized 385,429 people in two days and earned 548,347,100 Yen (4,588,568 USD). It is expected to earn more than 3 billion yen.
In 4th place is Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!, published in 339 screens, mobilized a total of 329,977 people and earned 389,405,800 Yen (3,258,547 USD). It earned 14.9% higher than the previous movie Crayon Shin- chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back which earned total 1.83 billion yen. The current movie can push to a total 2 billion yen at the box office.
(via Eiga ranking)