Live-Action Gintama 2 Film Tops 2.5 Billion Yen 2 Days Faster Than 1st Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu Tame ni Koso Aru (The Law is Surely There to be Broken), the second live-action film based on Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga, revealed on Friday that, as of Wednesday, September 4, the film has earned more than 2.5 billion yen (about US$22.6 million) after 19 days. The film reached the 2.5 billion yen mark two days faster than the first film, which reached the amount after 21 days.
The two films have sold a combined total of 4.85 million tickets.
The film opened in Japan on August 17 in 345 theaters. The film earned over 800 million yen (about US$7.27 million) from Friday to Sunday to rank #1 in its opening weekend. The movie sold 215,903 tickets for 279,910,100 yen (about US$2.54 million) on that Friday, 190,682 tickets for 260,606,100 yen (about US$2.37 million) on Saturday, and 194,210 tickets for 267,002,200 yen (about US$2.43 million) on Sunday.
The film sold 256,000 tickets for 308 million yen (about US$2.77 million) to rank #2 in its third weekend. As of September 2, the film had sold a total number of 1.88 million tickets, and has earned a cumulative total of 2,439,699,300 yen (about US$21.96 million).
The film's story covers both the "Shinsengumi Crisis" and the "Shogun Reception" arcs, the latter of which features the introduction of the Shogun. The film stars Shun Oguri as Gintoki Sakata, Masaki Suda as Shinpachi Shimura, Kanna Hashimoto as Kagura, Masami Nagasawa as Tae Shimura, and Masaki Okada as Kotarō Katsura.
The first film opened in Japan in July 2017, and it earned 980 million yen (US$8.9 million) in its first four days. Well Go USA released the first film on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack, and Digital HD on March 6.