Live-Action Gintama 2 Film Earns 3.5 Billion Yen
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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, has earned more than 3.5 billion yen (about US$30.77 million) as of October 2. It is the third highest-earning Japanese live-action film this year after Gekijōban Code Blue -Doctor Heli Kinkyū Kyūmei- and Shoplifters.
The two live-action Gintama films have sold a combined total of 5.6 million tickets.
The film opened in Japan on August 17 in 345 theaters. The film earned more than 800 million yen (about US$7.27 million) from Friday to Sunday to rank #1 in its opening weekend. It has since ranked in the top 10 every weekend since opening, and it most recently ranked #8 in its seventh weekend.
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 live-action Gintama film opened in Japan in July 2017 and 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.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web