Japan Box Office Ranking (Week of Mar 5 – 6)

Hello readers, we are back with the coverage on box office chart starting March!

For the first weekend of March, Doraemon Movie 36: Nobita and the Birth of Japan opened huge, as is usual with the Doraemon movie franchises.  Last week’s no.1, live action film adaptation Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai starring Sexy Zone’s Nakajima Kento, Komatsu Nana and Chiba Yudai drops to 2nd place, and Hollywood film “The Martian” starring Matt Damon completes the top 3 positions this week.

Check out the rest of the chart below and some movie trailers below.

Japan Box Office Mar 5 -6
Rank Last Week Movie Weeks
1 New Doraemon Movie 36: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 1
2 1 Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai 2
3 2 The Martian 5
4 New The Big Short 1
5 3 Nobunaga Concerto 7
6 7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 12
7 6 Point Break 3
8 4 The Finest Hours 2
9 8 Saraba Abunai Deka 6
10 5 Born in the EXILE: Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki 4

Doraemon Movie 36: Nobita and the Birth of Japan topped the box office last weekend. The film opened in 374 screens and mobilized 544, 816 people in its 2 day opening weekend and raised 637,035,600 Yen. It is expected to break 4 billion Yen throughout Spring Break.

New films that opened last week include The Big Short, awarded with the 2016 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The movie opened at no. 4, screened in 214 screens, mobilized 84,008 people and earned 115,814,100 Yen.

Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai ranked second. The movie mobilized 104,669 people (160 screens), and earned 119,364,700 Yen on its second weekend.

At no. 3 is The Martian. The movie mobiilized a total of 2.1 million people and is close to earning 3 billion Yen. Nobunaga Concerto at no. 5 already topped 4 billion yen in revenue.

Hashimoto Kanna’s starring film Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation did not rank and opened at no. 12.


(via Eiga ranking)