As expected, the dynamic movie duo of Go-Kaiger and OOO reached the top spot of the Japanese Box Office over the weekend, beating out both Harry Potter and Transformers! (Wait, Transformers is still in theaters?) 😛
Yes, the double-billed movies, Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger THE MOVIE: The Flying Ghost Ship and Kamen Rider OOO THE MOVIE: WONDERFUL, Shogun, and 21 Core Medals, came out at No.1 over the weekend, beating the final installment of Harry Potter, the most recent Transformers movie, and even Cars 2 (although given it’s surprisingly low reviews, that’s not all too surprising. Yes, it’s a paradoxical statement, deal with it!)
And with the new number one crowned, here’s the current top ten movies in Japanese theaters: Go-Kaiger & OOO (#1, 1st week), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (#2, 4th week), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (#3, 2nd week), Cars 2 (#4, 2nd week), Pokemon Best Wishes (#5, 4th week), Kukoriko-saka Kara (#6, 4th week), Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo The Movie (#7, 1st week), Naruto: Blood Prison (#8, 2nd week), Nintama Rintaro (#9, 3rd week), and Rock Wanko no Shima (#10, 3rd week).
Congratulations to Toei on another overwhelming success from these two franchises!
-M.C., the Quantum Twin
P.S.: To my international followers, the Transformers movie came out on June 29th in the U.S., and there have been so many movies released since then, that it’s been overrun by competition. It’s still at theaters in the U.S., but I doubt it will be there for too much longer, given current trends in turn-around times for a newly released movie’s popularity.