Flowers in the Shadow

Deeply mired in debt, compulsive gambler Maya resorts to joining a scam ring to pay off his loans. While living in the gutters, he meets Hisako, a young woman tracing the story of her mother's past love with a comedian. In another parts of town, B-list idol Myako is on the verge of losing her job, but an opportunity suddenly appears that changes both her career and her relationship with otaku idol-chaser Yusuke. Meanwhile, power businessman Ryutaro is so inspired by his encounter with a homeless man that he too decides to begin a new life on the sidewalks. As a typhoon descends upon Tokyo, unrelated lives begin to cross over and a strange twist of fate befalls these quirky souls.


Domestic ()
Summary Details
312 theaters
Release DateJan 26, 2008
Running Time2 hr 9 min
GenresComedy Drama
In Release341 days/48 weeks
Widest Release312 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jan 26-272$2,166,065-312-$6,942$2,166,0651
Feb 2-31$1,838,864-15.1%312-$5,893$6,740,4152
Feb 9-103$1,570,977-14.6%312-$5,035$10,241,9853
Feb 16-174$1,038,508-33.9%312-$3,328$13,341,8204
Feb 23-243$771,677-25.7%312-$2,473$15,292,7365
Mar 1-28$497,998-35.5%309-3$1,611$17,342,2186
Mar 8-913$150,485-69.8%273-36$551$17,918,8987