The latest Naruto film, titled Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie, broke box office records in Japan as it managed to earn more than one billion yen (roughly $12,763,000) in a mere 17 days since its release last July 28. This puts it at 177.1 percent more than the last Naruto movie (Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison) given the same period, and also marks the fastest record for all Naruto films.
The film managed to reach third place in its first weekend, 7th in the second, and 8th in the third. Currently, the most successful Naruto movie is Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, which debuted in 2004 and earned a total of 1.37 billion yen. Of course, since Road to Ninja is still in the theatres, there is a big chance that it will soon surpass Land of Snow’s record and become the highest grossing Naruto movie to date.
In celebration of the movie’s success, the film’s official sit posted a special illustration from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto himself, thanking all the fans.
The message reads:
“Thank you very much everyone for watching the film! And and please always support our protagonist Naruto!”