Shin Ultraman Film Opens in Malaysia on October 6
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Malaysian film distributor GSC Movies began streaming a trailer for Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film on August 11. The trailer revealed that GSC Movies will screen the film in Malaysia on October 6.
The film opened in Japan on May 13, and debuted at #1 in its first weekend. The film sold 641,802 tickets to earn 993,410,050 yen (about US$7.68 million) in its first three days.
The film has the highest-earning debut weekend for a live-action Japanese film in 2022 so far. The film has earned a cumulative total of 4,165,925,800 yen (about US$30.58 million) as of July 3.
Shin Ultraman earned 17% more in its first three days than Shin Godzilla did when it opened in August 2016. Shin Godzilla sold 564,332 tickets to earn 845,675,500 yen in its first three days.
Takumi Saitou plays the film's main character, the man who can transform into Ultraman. Masami Nagasawa is the partner of the main character. Hidetoshi Nishijima also stars in the film.
Shin Godzilla director Shinji Higuchi and his Higuchi-Gumi team helmed the project, and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno was in charge of planning and scripts. Kenshi Yonezu performs the film's theme song "M87."