Shin Ultraman Film opens at #1, 25th detective Conan Film drops to #2 – News

Studio Kharais new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) movie 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 sold 191,302 tickets and made 290,102,400 yen (about US$2.24 million) on its first day on Friday. On Saturday, the film sold 255,554 tickets for 398,432,500 yen (approximately US$3.08 million), and on Sunday the film sold 194,946 tickets for 304,875,150 yen (approximately US$2.36 million).

The film has the highest-grossing debut weekend for a live-action Japanese film in 2022 to date.

Shin Ultraman earned 17% more than . in the first three days Shin Godzilla did when it opened in August 2016. Shin Godzilla sold 564,332 tickets to earn 845,675,500 yen in the first three days.

Shin Ultraman was delayed from its previously planned early summer 2021 timetable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Takumi Saitou plays the main character of the film, the man who can transform into Ultraman. Masami Nagasawa is the main character’s partner. Hidetoshi Nishijima also stars in the film.

Shin Godzilla director Shinji Higuchi and his Higuchi-Gumi team led the project, and Evangelion Creator Hideaki Anno was responsible for planning and scripts. Kenshi Yonezu performs the theme song of the movie “M87”.

Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), the 25th anime film in the Detective Conan franchise, dropped from #1 to #2 in its fifth weekend. The film sold 207,000 tickets over the weekend and made 299,502,450 yen (about $2.31 million) from Friday to Sunday. The film has sold a total of 5.41 million tickets and made a total of 7,544,017,200 yen (about US$58.40 million).

The film premiered in Japan on April 15 and sold 1,321,944 tickets for 1,907,467,150 yen (about $15.06 million) in its first three days. The film earned 1% more in its first three days than the previous record-holding film (for total revenue) in the franchise, Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphirein the first three days.

Susumu Mitsunaka (Haikyu!!) directed the film on TMS Entertainment. Takahiro kura (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) wrote the screenplay. Gosho Aoyama was credited for the original work. Yoga Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho-Pass) composed the music for the film. BUMP OF CHICKEN performed the theme song of the movie “Chronostasis”.

The film is set in Shibuya on Halloween. A certain wedding ceremony takes place in the Shibuya Hikarie building. There’s Miwako Sato in a wedding dress. Suddenly an intruder enters, and Wataru Takagi is injured while protecting Miwako. At the same time, the serial bombing criminal escapes from the incident three years ago that killed Jinpei Matsuda (whom Miwako was in love with). Rei Furuya, a classmate of Jinpei’s at the police academy, tracks down the culprit, but a mysteriously costumed person appears and fastens a collar bomb around his neck. Conan learns about the incident from Rei three years ago and tries to defuse the collar bomb.

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Mononoke Ninja Chinpadenthe Crayon Shin-chano series’ 30th film, dropped from #3 to #4 in its fourth weekend. The film made 114,347,550 yen (about US$885,600) from Friday to Sunday, making a total of 1,618,119,550 yen (about US$12.53 million).

The film premiered on April 22. It sees Shinnosuke as a ninja and teases the ‘mystery of Shinnosuke’s birth’.

Masakazu Hashimoto (Tari Tari, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika, Appear-Ranman!) directed the film and also co-wrote the script with Crayon Shin-chano anime screenwriter Kimiko Ueno. Ryoku Oushoku Shakai performs the theme song of the movie “Hi wa Mata Noboru Kara” (Because the sun rises again).

Tomohiro Yokomaku’s live-action movie and Taishi Moric‘s Radiation house manga dropped from #6 to #8 in its third weekend. The film made 49,387,400 yen (approximately US$382,400) from Friday to Sunday and has made a total of 748,629,600 yen (approximately US$5.79 million).

The story is about the medical professionals in the radiology department of a hospital. The film features a returning cast from the live-action series, including: Masataka Kubota as radiologic technician Iori Igarashi, Tsubasa Honda as An Amakasu, and Alice Hirose as Hirono Hirose.

Masayuki Suzuki, a director of the live-action series adaptation, directed the film. Live-action series writer Haruka Ōkita wrote the film’s script. TOHO distributes the movie.

White Studio‘s new original anime movie bubble opened on #9. The film made 65,812,930 yen (about US$509,500) in its first three days from Friday to Sunday, and made 50,182,030 yen (about US$388,500) on Saturday and Sunday.

The film debuted worldwide on Netflix on April 28.

Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) directed the film on White Studiowith a script by Gen Urobuchic (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate Zero novel, Psycho-Pass), and character designs from Takeshi Obata (Obituary, Platinum end). Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, 86) composed the music. Eve sings the newly created opening theme ‘Bubble feat. Uta’.

The second film in the new two-part anime film project for the Free! anime franchise titled Free! The last battle dropped from #8 to #10 in its fourth weekend.

The film premiered at number 4 on April 22.

The first film opened on September 17 in Japan. The movies are the “final chapter” for the franchise. The slogan of the project is: “Let’s go, to the stage of glory.” The first film opened at #3 at the Japanese box office, earning 543,136,940 yen (about US$4.75 million) as of October 17.

ASMIK Ace and Shochiku‘s live action movie CLAMP‘s xxxHOLiC manga and the Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime movie dropped off the rankings in their third and eleventh weekends respectively.

Sources: Kōgyō Tsūshin (link 2), Cinema Today, comScore via KOFIC

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