Live-Action Kingdom Movie Sequel Is 2022’s No.1 Japanese Action Movie – Up News Info
The film sold 3.2 million tickets for 4.53 billion yen in 40 days
Kingdom II: Harukanaru Daichi e (To Distant Lands), the sequel film based on Yasuhisa Harait is Kingdom manga, sold over 3.2 million tickets for over 4.53 billion yen (about $33.10 million) on Tuesday, its 40th day in Japanese theaters. This feat makes it the highest-grossing Japanese action film in Japan so far this year. (The American movie Top Gun: Maverick and animated movies One Piece Movie Red and Detective Conan: Halloween’s Bride each earned more in Japan this year.)
Both live-action Kingdom the films grossed a combined total of over 10 billion yen (about $73.08 million).
The film opened in Japan on July 15. The film sold 527,000 tickets in its first two days and earned 797 million yen (about $5.75 million) to rank No. 1 in its opening weekend.
Shinsuke Sato (live action Gantz, Death Note Light up the NEW world, Bleach) returned as director. Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawaand Kanna Hashimoto all carried over their respective characters Shin (Xin), Ei Sei (Yin Zheng), and Ka Ryō Ten (He Liao Diao) from the previous film. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Gold Movielive action black butler, GANTZ:O) joined Satō and Hara to write the screenplay, and Yutaka Yamada (tokyo ghoul, Vinland Sagalive-action Bleach) composed the music. Mr children contributed the theme song “Ikiro” (Live).
The first film opened in Japan in April 2019 and sold 506,861 tickets to earn 690,219,500 yen (about $6.17 million) in its first three days. The film went on to sell a total of 4.11 million tickets for 5,471,938,400 yen (approximately US$50.42 million) and eventually grossed a cumulative total of 5.73 billion yen (approximately 53.2 million US dollars). Funimation screened the film at Anime Fair in July 2019 and began screening the film in theaters in the United States and Canada in August 2019.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun Mantan Web