Japanese Box Office: Live-Action Movie My Boyfriend in Orange Ranks 4th in its First Weekend

The live-action film adaptation from Non Tamashima’s romantic shoujo manga Moekare wa Orange-iro / My Boyfriend in Orange was released in 223 theaters across Japan on July 8, then earned a modest 167 million yen (US$1.31 million) from 12,500 admissions on its first Saturday and Sunday, debuting at No. from the weekend box office.

Hikaru Iwamoto, a 28-year-old member of Johnny & Associates male idol group snowman, stars as the film’s male protagonist, Kyosuke Ebihara. The Saturday-Sunday gross of 167 million yen was about 96% of that of the 2021 live-action film adaptation of Mayu Murata’s romantic shoujo manga, Lemon Honey Sodaalso featuring Show Man member Raul.

OrangeThe first three-day total had reached 243 million yen (1.91 million USD). Based on the first week’s results, the movie could fetch around 1 billion yen, the same as Lemon sodagross at the final box office. During this time, he placed 11th in Filmarks Day One Satisfaction Ranking with a poor average rating of 3.59 based on 370 reviews.

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Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO was down one position to fifth in its fifth weekend. Its cumulative box office revenue eventually surpassed the 2 billion yen (US$15.74 million) mark, barely reaching half of its predecessor. Dragon Ball Super: BROLY‘s total domestic gross. Casual Camp: Movie ranked sixth in its second weekend. The quintuplets par excellence of the film fell two positions to tenth place in its eighth weekend, taking its total to 1.97 billion yen (15.5 million USD).

The French animation film adaptation of The summit of the gods manga illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi (Kodoku no Gourmet) was released in 55 Japanese theaters on July 8. Due to its small number of theaters, the film did not appear in the top 10 at the box office but ranked second in the Mini Theater ranking of the weekend.

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Japan Weekend Box Office Top 10 (July 9-10, 2022)

(based on ticket sales)

1 (new). “Thor: Love and Thunder” – 586 million yen

2 (1). “Top Gun: Maverick” – 8.4 billion yen

3 (2). “Lightyear” – 700 million yen

4 (new). “My Boyfriend in Orange” – 243 million yen

5 (4). “Dragon Ball Super: SUPERHERO” – 2 billion yen

6 (3). “Casual Camp: Movie”

7 (5). “Elvis” – 150 million yen

8 (6). “Broker” – 440 million yen

9 (7). “Soreike! Anpanman Dororin at Bakeeru Carnival” – 190 million yen

10 (8). “The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie” – 1.97 billion yen

“My Boyfriend in Orange” trailer:

“The Summit of the Gods” trailer

Sources: Eiga.com, pixiin, Filmmarks, Mini Theater Ranking

©2022 Production committee of the film “My friend in orange”

(C)The Summit of the Gods – 2021 / Julianne Films / Folivari / Melusine Productions / France 3 Cinéma / Aura Cinéma

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