Shin Godzilla Is 1st Japanese Film Take Top 2 Spots on Weekly Blu-ray Disc Chart
Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s Shin Godzilla film’s Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release and the standard edition Blu-ray Disc ranked #1 and #2 respectively on Oricon’s overall Blu-ray Disc chart for the March 20-26 week. The Special Edition sold 81,919 copies, while the standard edition sold 55,402 copies. The film is the first Japanese film to place in the top two ranks since Oricon’s Blu-ray Disc rankings began. The last film to perform the feat before Shin Godzilla was the Interstellar Blu-ray Disc Steelbook and the Interstellar Blu-ray Disc and DVD Set in April 2015.
Shin Godzilla’s Blu-ray Disc Special Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Package also ranked #4 on the overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The film is the second Japanese film to place three releases on the Blu-ray Disc chart top five, with the last film to perform the feat being Odoru Dai Sōsasen THE MOVIE3 Yatsura o Kaihō seyo! in February 2011.
The seventh limited edition Blu-ray Disc home video release for the Love Live! Sunshine!! anime ranked #3, and the first Blu-ray Disc of the Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi anime ranked #7. The first limited edition Blu-ray Disc volume of the KONOSUBA – God’s blessing on this wonderful world! 2 anime ranked #9. The B-PROJECT franchise‘s BRILLIANT*PARTY Blu-ray Disc release ranked #10.
Shin Godzilla opened in Japan on July 29. Shin Godzilla represents the latest in TOHO‘s film series after a 12-year absence since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
Funimation screened the film in theaters in North America in October.