Shin Ultraman Makes A Strong Debut In The US, Debuting at No. 5


Last night was a big night for Japanese Pop Culture and Tokusatsu. Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno’s Shin Ultraman made its heroic debut in the United States and opened at No. 5 at the North American Box Office, dethroning Marvel Studios’ newest Superhero film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The newest box office numbers are in for Wednesday Night, and it was Shin Ultraman taking on not only Kaiju but the biggest titans of Hollywood Cinema today. In its opening debut, Shin Ultraman opened with $387,060 and took the fifth spot in the top ten. It made its debut in 1,040 theaters across North America, the English Dubbed version makes its debut on January 12th.

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water $3,173,055
  2. M3GAN $1,771,975
  3. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish $1,136,270
  4. A Man Called Otto $461,922
  5. Shin Ultraman $387,060
  6. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $332,614
  7. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody $237,134
  8. Babylon $179,433
  9. The Fabelmans $100,005
  10. The Menu $68,956
Image Credit: Fathom Events

Also, Cleopatra Entertainment has announced today the home video details for the highly-anticipated Shin Ultraman feature film adaption based on the Ultraman Series. After its theatrical campaign concludes, Shin Ultraman will be released in the Spring of 2023 on VOD Platforms and also as a Deluxe Home Entertainment package in the Blu-Ray and DVD formats.

Fathom Events Shin Ultraman Promotional Poster
Image Credit: Fathom Events

The continued appearance of giant unidentified lifeforms known as “S-Class Species” has become commonplace in Japan.

Conventional weapons have no effect on them. Having exhausted all other options, the Japanese Government issued the S-Class Species Suppression Protocol and formed an enforcement unit, known as the SSSP.

The members chosen for the unit are: Leader Fumio Tamura (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima), Executive Strategist Shinji Kaminaga (played by Takumi Saitoh), Unparticle Physicist Taki Akihisa (played by Daiki Arioka), and Universal Biologist Yume Funaberi (Akari Hayami)

As the threat of S-Class Species worsens, a silver giant appears from beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

Analyst Hiroko Asami (played by Masami Nagasawa) is newly appointed to the SSSP to deal with this giant and is partnered with Shinji Kaminaga.

In Hiroko’s report, she writes… “Ultraman (tentative name), identity unknown”.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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