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As expected, Shin Ultraman lost to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick in Japan and fell to second place in its third weekends, after staying on No.1 for two consecutive weeks. Top Gun: Maverick, the first sequel in 36 years, earned an impressive 1.158 billion yen (9.12 million USD) in its first three days and will probably be the most successful foreign film in Japan in 2022.


The Shinji Higuchi (Attack on Titan live-action films, Shin Godzilla)-directed all-new live-action film earned 344 million yen (2.7 million USD) on 229,000 admissions in its third weekend, which was 30 percent down from its second weekend gross. Its cumulative total gross has reached 2.7 billion yen (21.25 million USD) on 1.8 million admissions, and at this pace, its eventual gross would end up being about half of that of Higuchi’s previous film, Shin Godzilla, which made 8.25 billion yen (65 million USD) in 2016.



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After making its impressive second place debut last weekend despite of its small numbers of theaters, The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie, a sequel to the two-season TV anime adaptation of Negi Haruba’s romantic comedy manga, still ranked third in its second weekend with an estimated total gross of 800 million yen (6.3 million USD).



The fourth top-grossing of last weekend was Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween. The film has grossed 8.3 billion yen (65.33 million USD) on 5.98 million admissions.


Surprisingly, JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 retuned to eighth place in its 23rd weekend. The film finally ended its domestic theatrical run on May 29, and its final stage greeting event was live-broadcast in 342 theaters nationwide. Its cumulative total gross was 13.75 billion yen (107.3 million USD), making its the 14th top-grossing film of all time in Japan, surpassing Tom Cruise’s 2003 film The Last Samurai (13.7 billion yen).



Masaaki Yuasa‘s (Devilman crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) new anime feature film INU-OH failed to make the top 10 in its opening weekend and made its 11th place debut. The film at least ranked third in Filmarks’ first day satisfaction ranking with an average rating of 3.84/5.0 based on 1,846 reviews.



Meanwhile, The Avenger Scar, the first part of the Fullmetal Alchemist Complete Edition, the two-part live-action film sequel of Hiromu Arakawa’s internationally popular fantasy action manga Fullmetal Alchemist, quickly disappeared from the top ten in its second weekend. 





Weekend box office Top 10 in Japan (May 28-29, 2022)

(ticket sales basis)


 1 (new). “Top Gun: Maverick” – 1.158 billion yen

 2 (1). “Shin Ultraman” – 2.7 billion yen

 3 (2). “The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie” – 800 million yen

 4 (4). “Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween” – 8.3 billion yen

 5 (5). “Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Mononoke Ninja Chinpuden” – 1.8 billion yen 

 6 (8). “Shi ni Itaru Yamai” – 720 million yen

 7 (4). “Taiga heno Michi” – 110 million yen

 8 (-) “JUJUTSU KAISEN 0” – 13.75 billion yen

 9 (7). “Rurou no Tsuki” – 430 million yen

 10 (6). “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”



“INU-OH” trailer:



Sources: Eiga.com, Pixiin, Filmarks


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