Live-Action Gintama 2 Film Hits 3.5 Billion Yen
The live-action Gintama 2 film has passed 3.5 billion yen in the Japanese box office.
Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso released on August 17th and quickly made 2.5 billion yen (about $22.6 million USD) after 19 days in theaters. Now, the film’s official Twitter account has reported surpassing 3.5 billion yen (about $30.5 million USD) in its 7th week in theaters. The tweet can be viewed below. This earns it the current third place slot in the earnings of Japanese live-action movies for the year.
Gintama 2 is the sequel to the live-action film based on the Gintama manga by Hideaki Sorachi. The story follows the Yorozuya gang as they protect Japan’s shogun when the Shinsengumi police force runs into a crisis. The film stars Masaki Suda (Kamen Rider W’s Phillip) as Shimura Shinpachi and is now playing in Japanese theaters.
“銀魂祭”は、まだまだ終わらなィィィイイ❗ 『銀魂』『銀魂2』合計でシリーズ累計動員数560万人突破❗ 大好評の“副音声上映”は10月18日まで実施❗ 未体験の方は劇場へGO??? #銀魂2✌ pic.twitter.com/YEwZOc1iMM
— 映画『銀魂2』公式 (@gintama_film) October 2, 2018
Source: Gintama 2 official Twitter via Crunchyroll