Live-Action Gintama Film Ranks #2, Earns 61.39 Million Yuan in China Opening
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The live-action film of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga opened in China on September 1, and earned 61.39 million yuan (about US$9.37 million or about 1.03 billion yen) in its first three days. The film ranked #2 in the Chinese box office in its opening weekend.
The movie is the third Japanese movie to open in Japan in 2017, after Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken. Gintama also opened with the largest screen count for a Japanese live-action film in Chinese box office history, with 8,000 theaters and 12,000 screens, with 50,000 screenings per day.
The last Japanese live-action film that screened in Japan was the second live-action Parasyte film in September 2016.
The film opened in Japan on July 14, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. As of August 20, the film has earned 3,480,224,800 yen (about US$31.83 million) in Japan. The film also inspired a live-action net show that debuted on Docomo's dTV streaming service on July 15, one day after the film's opening.