Second “GANTZ” movie earns 550 million yen in first weekend
“GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER” finally hit theaters this past weekend. Cinema Today reports that its opening 2-day gross amounted to nearly 552 million yen from an audience of almost 424,000 viewers. While early numbers indicated that it was performing slightly better than the first film that was released in January, it ended up falling short of that movie’s opening weekend of more than 590 million yen.
The first “GANTZ” film has earned approximately 3.4 billion yen to date, with a total attendance of 2.73 million moviegoers. Despite performing worse at the outset, “GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER” is still aiming to surpass that number and possibly reach 4 billion yen.
Last Friday, the day before the movie’s premiere, NTV aired “ANOTHER GANTZ,” an edited version of the first film that removed some scenes and added new ones. It was announced later that night that “ANOTHER GANTZ” is already going to be released on DVD as a Director’s Cut Edition on May 13, just three weeks after the broadcast. A website for the release has been launched.