Japan Box Office: Kingdom Live-action Film Sequel Debuts at No. 1 with 797 Million Yen

Three years after the first film in 2019, Kingdom 2 Harukanaru Daichi and (To the far country)the second live-action film adaptation of Yasuhisa Harathe historical adventure manga of Kingdomeventually released in 373 theaters across Japan on July 15, then debuted at No. 1 as planned.

The first gross for the 134-minute Saturday-Sunday sequel was 797 million yen (5.76 million USD) from 527,000 admissions, or 151% of that of the first film which later became the Japanese film of highest-grossing live-action of 2019. And it was the best performance for a live-action Japanese film since the Corona disaster began. In its first four days, including National Day Monday (Marine Day), the film attracted 934,000 people and grossed 1.379 billion yen (9.98 million USD), or 168.8% of the first film. .

Not only from a commercial standpoint, the film was also critically acclaimed, ranking #1 on Filmarks Day One Satisfaction Ranking with an average rating of 4.01/5.0 based on 4,777 reviews.

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Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO again dropped a position to sixth in its sixth weekend. The live-action film adaptation from Non Tamashima’s romantic shoujo manga Moekare wa Orange-iro / My Boyfriend in Orangewhich debuted at No. 4 last week, had fallen to No. 7 in its second weekend. Casual Camp: Movie ranked eighth in its third weekend.

Even in its ninth week, The quintuplets par excellence of the film, a sequel to the two-season television anime adaptation of Negi Haruba’s romantic comedy manga, ranked ninth, one position higher than last week. Its cumulative box office revenue eventually surpassed the two billion yen (US$14.47 million) mark to become the fifth Japanese anime film of 2022 to do so. With nearly 100 more rooms to be added at the end of this month, that number is expected to grow even further.

The feature edition of the live-action/anime hybrid series Planet Aikatsu!, which is projected with the Aikatsu! franchise 10th anniversary anime episode Aikatsu! 10th STORY ~Mirai heno STARWAY~ (Starway to the future), failed to break into the top 10.

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Japan Weekend Box Office Top 10 (July 16-17, 2022)

(based on ticket sales)

1 (new). “Kingdom 2” – 1.379 billion yen

2 (new). “Minions: The Rise of Gru” – 900 million yen

3 (2). “Top Gun: Maverick” – 9.2 billion yen

4 (1). “Thor: Love and Thunder” – 1 billion yen

5 (3). “Light year”

6 (5). “Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO”

7 (4). “My Boyfriend in Orange”

8 (6). “Casual Camp: Movie”

9 (10). “The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie” – 2 billion yen

10 (7). “Elvis” – 340 million yen

“Kingdom 2” trailer:






“Aikatsu Planet! The Movie” & “Aikatsu! 10th STORY ~Mirai heno STARWAY~” trailer:




Sources: Eiga.com, pixiin, Filmmarks

(c) Yasuhisa Hara/Shueihsa (c) 2022 “Kingdom” Movie Production Committee

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