As reported, the live-action film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga Gintama opened in over 8,000 theaters with 16,637 screens in the mainland China on September 1. It was the largest scale release for a Japanese film in the Chinese cinema history, surpassing the previous record of 7,000 theaters hold by Makoto Shinkai's anime film Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. in December 2016.
According to the film's official Twitter and Animate Times, it earned a massive 1,000,666,800 yen (about 9.1 million US dollars) on 1,955,700 admissions in its first three days, which was the biggest opening record for a Japanese live-action film.
In its home country Japan, Gintama has earned an impressive 3.7 billion yen and has become the top-
grossing live-action Japanese film of this year. It has already been released in Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam,
and Hong Kong, and is scheduled to get theatrical run soon in Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia,
the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and the middle-South American countries.
"Gintama" trailer 2
(C)Hideaki Sorachi/Shueisha (C)2017 Movie "Gintama" Production Committee