Updated: Aug 3, 2021
Written by: Adrian Andulan | Published on: July 13, 2021 at 11:25 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The live-action adaptation of the hit manga ‘Tokyo Revengers’ snagged the top spot in the box office when the movie opened to an opening week gross of nearly 697 million yen (696,434,440 ¥) or 6.3 million dollars. The film beat out Hollywood heavyweights like ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ and ‘Black Widow’ and another live-action adaptation titled ‘Honey Lemon Soda’ for the top spot.
While ‘Tokyo Revengers’ starts out strong, the big-budget kaiju movie ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ dropped to 2nd place. Meanwhile, the opening week for ‘Black Widow’ starring Scarlett Johanssen also managed to snag the 3rd spot, with ‘Honey Lemon Soda’, an adaptation of the romantic shoujo manga of the same name, at the 4th spot and also at its opening week. Rising to 5th place is ‘Shin Evangelion’ or ‘Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time’, the final movie in the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion’ series.
Dropping to 6th place, from a previous spot at second place, is ‘The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill’ which is the second adaptation of the manga ‘The Fable’. In 7th place, dropping previously from the fourth spot is ‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning’, a prequel movie to the entire’ Rurouni Kenshin’ franchise and the second part to the two-part movie special alongside ‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Final’. Dropping to the 8th spot is ‘character’, a psychological thriller movie about a manga artist who witnesses a murder and uses it as inspiration for his manga villains. In the 9th spot and dropping from the seventh place is ‘Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’, the first film in a three-part adaptation of the novels of the same name, set in the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ universe. In the 10th spot is ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light’, set in the universe of the ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ manga by Nakaba Suzuki.
‘Tokyo Revengers’ is based on the manga of the same name by Ken Wakui, published in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The story of Tokyo Revengers is focused on Takemichi Hanagaki, a down-on-his-luck 26-year-old who learns of the death of his middle school ex-girlfriend. On the same day, he dies at a train station and finds himself transported 12 years into the past. Seemingly given the power to change his past, Takemichi uses this chance to change how his future will unfold.