Japan Box Office: 'Captain America: Civil War' Opens at No. 3 With $7.1M
Meanwhile, 'Zootopia' sees its weekend take jumped 35 percent from its bow last week to stay at No. 2, while local anime film 'Conan' holds on to the top spot.
Captain America: Civil War opened at No. 3 with ￥449 million ($4.2 million) on Saturday and Sunday from 323,000 admissions at 625 screens. That figure was boosted to $7.1 million by its opening on Friday, the first day of the Golden Week holidays.
That makes Japan one of the few markets where Civil War didn't open at No. 1.
The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed Marvel hero battle movie's opening was actually bigger than Zootopia's bow last weekend at No. 2. However, the holiday period boosted Zootopia's take by 35 percent over its opening, allowing it to pull in $4.8 million from 443,000 tickets to lift its cume to $14 million on a bumper weekend for Disney.
The Golden Week holidays continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, though some people in Japan have taken the extra days off to give themselves an extended break.
Local anime film Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare held on to the No. 1 spot for the third weekend, adding another $5.3 million to take its total to $34 million.
The other big anime franchise on the chart, Crayon Shin-chan Fast Asleep! Dreaming World Big Assault!, dropped one place to No. 4 in its third weekend, while manga adaptation Chihayafuru opened in fifth place.
Another live-action manga adaptation, Terra Formas, a sci-fi adventure directed by Takashi Miike, launched with an unremarkable $1.4 million from 129,000 admissions on 327 screens to put it at No. 7.
The Revenant dropped three places to No. 8 and added another $900,000 during its second weekend, taking its total past the $5 million mark.
With the big titles all opening in time to take advantage of the Golden Week holidays, next weekend will see no major new releases.