Japan Box Office: 'Frozen' Crosses $180 Million, Tops for 10th Week
TOKYO -- Japan's love affair with Frozen continues unabated, as it spent its 10th week at number one here, increasing its two-day haul over the previous weekend and taking its total in the country to $182.75 million (￥18.52 billion).
The animated hit has now grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide.
Frozen passed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) to become the third-biggest grossing Hollywood film in Japanese box-office history. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) stands at number two with $200 million, which Frozen looks set to surpass before it finishes its run, though it looks unlikely to reach the $270 million taken by Titanic in 1997.
Despite its number of screens in Japan being reduced from 703 to 670, Frozen managed to increase its Saturday and Sunday take by 9 percent over the previous weekend, to register another $8.6 million (￥871 million).
Its 592,000 admissions over the weekend helped bring its total to nearly 14.6 million in Japan.