Japan Box Office: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Drops Out of Top 10

May 24, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Japanese, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 5 Comments
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A close-up of Seto Kaiba's fierce-looking eyes in a Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions trailer

Looks like this is going to be it for Japan box office coverage for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. The movie held strong at number 7 in the weekly rankings for May 14 through 20, but failed to place in the top 10 this past weekend.

The top 10 movies for the weekend of May 21 through 22 are as follows. (In parentheses are the number of theaters showing the film / number of weeks in theaters.)

  1. Zootopia (347 / 5)
  2. The Magnificent Nine (307 / 2)
  3. If Cats Disappeared From the World (289 / 2)
  4. Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (348 / 6)
  5. After the Storm (243 / Debut)
  6. 64: Part 1 (319 / 3)
  7. Captain America: Civil War (336 / 4)
  8. Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! The Large Attack on the Dreaming World! (339 / 6)
  9. Girls und Panzer der Film (225 / 27)
  10. Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III: Dawn of Rebellion (15 / Debut)

The last of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG promo cards — Mahad the Protector Priest — was handed out on May 20. From May 21 onward, any ticket purchase will include one random card from the previous four weeks, subject to availability as theaters give away whatever stock of cards they have remaining.

Of special note in the rankings this past weekend is Girls und Panzer der Film, the sequel to the TV anime series. The movie has been playing in one form or another during the prior 26 weeks, but rocketed from number 28 to number 9 this past weekend. Behold, the power of fandom.

Japan Box Office: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Jumps to No. 7


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  1. At the very least the movie was Top 10 during the past few weeks and that accounts for something.

    Such a shame Yu-Gi-Oh will never have the breakout fandom of Girls und Panzer.

  2. Girls und Panzer and Gundam: The Origin have taken up what little remained of Yu-Gi-Oh’s theater watchers for now, it seems. All that’s left is to await the English release.

  3. Seriously? Girls und Panzer placed in the top 10?

    Humanity, why must you always fail me?

  4. I’m floored by Girls und Panzer’s jump in the rankings. Regardless of what people think of that series, I think we gotta give props to its legion of fans. To call them dedicated is an understatement.

  5. I suppose that’s fair. I’m clearly not in Girls und Panzer’s target audience, so it’s not like my opinion matters much.

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