Japan Box Office: 'Deadpool' Dethrones 'Zootopia'

Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
'Deadpool'

Opening on Wednesday, the raunchy anti-superhero flick took $6.5 million in its first five days on a big 751-screen release and landed the biggest opening for an X-Men related film.

Deadpool ended Zootopia's monthlong run atop the box office with a weekend $3.6 million (¥383 million) bow from 248,473 tickets sold on Saturday and Sunday.

Taken together with its Wednesday opening, Deadpool had a five-day take of $6.5 million. The R15 (restricted to 15-years-old and above) rating didn't stop the Tim Miller-directed raunchy anti-hero landing Fox its biggest opening for an X-Men universe title.

Zootopia dropped to No. 2 but took another $3.3 million (¥351 million) on Saturday and Sunday from 263,766 admissions, to take its cume to $56 million (¥6 billion) and continue its strong run after seven weeks in theaters.

Botanical Books (Shokubutsu Zukan: Unmei no Koi) opened at No. 3 with $3.2 million (¥342 million) from 264,270 admissions at 307 screens.

Local box office rankings run on admissions rather than gross, putting Botanical Books at No. 1, Zootopia at No. 2 and Deadpool at No. 3.

Wolf Girl and Black Prince fell two spots to No. 4, while fellow manga adaptation Kōdai-ke no Hitobito opened at No. 5 with $935,000 (¥100 million).

 

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