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Super Mario Bros. Drops to #3 in Japan, IDOLiSH7 Stays at #9

posted on by Adriana Hazra

The Super Mario Bros. Movie dropped from #2 to #3 in its eighth weekend at the Japanese box office. The film sold 190,000 tickets for 275,579,320 yen (about US$1.94 million) in its eighth weekend, and has sold a total of 8.39 million tickets to earn a cumulative total of 12,002,742,780 yen (about US$84.76 million).

The film sold 1.276 million tickets and earned 1.843 billion yen (about US$13.54 million) in its first three days in Japan.

The film has earned US$1,307,168,400 worldwide, surpassing Disney's Frozen film's US$1,284,540,518. It is now the #3 all-time highest-earning animated film worldwide if Disney's 2019 CG film The Lion King is counted as animated, or #2 if not.

The film opened in the U.S. and in over 60 markets worldwide on April 5.

The film has been the highest-grossing film of 2023 worldwide. The film is also the highest-earning video game adaptation in history.

Gekijо̄ban IDOLiSH7 LIVE 4bit BEYOND THE PERiOD, the theatrical anime concert for the IDOLiSH7 multimedia franchise, stayed at #9 in its fifth weekend. The film earned 132,516,840 yen (about US$935,100) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 625,000 tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,066,414,342 yen (about US$7.52 million).

The concert opened in Japan on May 20 and earned 220 million yen (about US$1.58 million) in its opening weekend. The 16 cast members of the IDOLiSH7, TRIGGER, Re: vale, and ŹOOĻ units reprised their roles from the anime series and games.

Hiroshi Nishikiori (Argonavis from BanG Dream!) and Kensuke Yamamoto (Trigun Stampede VFX art director) directed the anime at Orange. IDOLiSH7 creator Bunta Tsushimi wrote the screenplay. Arina Tanemura (IDOLiSH7, Full Moon O Sagashite) is credited for the original character design. Hitomi Miyazaki designed the characters. Eiji Inomoto (Trigun Stampede) was the CG chief director.

Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (The Black Iron Submarine), the 26th film in the Detective Conan franchise, dropped from #6 to #10 in its 10th weekend. The film earned 109,302,110 yen (about US$771,300) from Friday to Sunday. The film has earned a cumulative total of 12,986,802,040 yen (about US$91.64 million).

The film opened on April 14, and it sold 2,176,407 tickets to earn 3,144,638,7340 yen (about US$23.4 million) in its first three days, making it the best three-day opening for the franchise. The film is the first in the franchise to earn more than 10 billion yen.

Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Blue Giant, Case Closed: Zero the Enforcer, Death Parade) directed the film, and Takeharu Sakurai (six other Detective Conan films including Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet) wrote the screenplay. Yūgo Kanno (Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween, Psycho-Pass, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) composed the music.

The live-action film of Hirohiko Araki's Kishibe Rohan Louvre e Iku (Rohan at the Louvre, or literally, Rohan Kishibe Goes to the Louvre; Rohan au Louvre in French) manga dropped off the top 10 in its fourth weekend, but still earned 79,130,570 yen (about US$558,400) from Friday to Sunday, and has earned a cumulative total of 1,013,233,310 yen (about US$7.14 million).

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), comScore via KOFIC

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