Though its prior expectation was not so high among the fans, it has become one of the most successful Japanese films of this year. The official Twitter for the live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga announced on April 13 that it had drawn over two million moviegoers so far.
The film, starring two idols of Johnny & Associates, Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP) as Nagisa Shiota and Kazunari Ninomiya (Arashi) as the voice of Korosensei, still ranked second in the weekend box office of April 11-12, earning an impressive 2.3 billion yen in total. While its strong competitorDoraemon: Nobita’s Space Heroes already dropped to third, Assassination Classroom has kept the position for three weeks in a row!