Shin Ultraman Stays in the Top Ten In the North American Box Office


I’m following up on a recent article regarding Shin Ultraman’s Debut In North America. The good news is the new film stayed in the top ten on Thursday, making over 200k at the box office.

Recently, the English Dubbed version of Shin Ultraman debuted at No. 6 with $214,430. Marvel Studio’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever clawed its way back to No. 5. It is still an impressive feat for Shin Ultraman, staying in the top ten for two days and earning $601,490 for its two-day event. Listed below are the top ten films for Thursday night:

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water $2,974,300
  2. M3GAN $1,668,775
  3. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish $1,076,560
  4. A Man Called Otto $403,495
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever $299,326
  6. Shin Ultraman $214,430
  7. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody $180,587
  8. The Whale $169,902
  9. Babylon $126,108
  10. The Fabelmans  $88,820
Shin Ultraman-April 2022 Tease
Image Credit: Tsuburaya Productions

The movie was produced by Neon Genesis Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno, who also handled the scripts. Shinji Higuchi, who directed the Attack on Titan live-action films, helmed Shin Ultraman along with his Higuchi-Gumi Team.


Shin Ultraman was the second film in Anno’s Shin Japan Heroes Universe. Shin Godzilla was the first film in the Shin Japan Heroes Universe and will continue with the newest film Shin Kamen Rider in March 2023.

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”.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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