Japan Box Office: 'Batman v. Superman' Remains at No. 3 in Second Weekend

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'Batman v. Superman'

Action comedy 'Assassination Classroom: Graduation' and 'Doraemon' stayed No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

Assassination Classroom: Graduation, Doraemon and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice held their respective No. 1, 2 and 3 positions at Japan's weekend box office.

Batman v. Superman raised its cume to $9.8 million, taking it past the local gross for 2013's Man of Steel, after collecting another ¥223 million ($2 million) on Saturday and Sunday.

Assassination Classroom, a live-action adaptation of a best-selling manga series about an alien school teacher who must be killed by one of his students to save Earth, took another $3.5 million over the weekend.

Doraemon, the 36th big-screen installment in the hugely popular manga and anime franchise, took in another $2.1 million after its fifth weekend in theaters.

Disney's The Good Dinosaur climbed one spot back up the charts to No. 5 after its fourth weekend on release. Like Assassination Classroom and Doraemon, the pic benefited from school spring vacation, which ends this week.

There were no major domestic or import releases over the weekend and the only new entry to the top 10 was Suspicious Girl (Ayashii Kanojo), a remake of 2014 Korean fantasy-drama Miss Granny. The original hit film, from CJ E&M, has also seen remakes in China and Vietnam. The Chinese-Korean co-production remake 20 Once Again by Leste Chan was a huge hit in China.

The upcoming weekend will also be a quiet one for new releases, with Academy Award-nominated action-thriller Sicario being the biggest title set to bow.


 

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