Japan Box Office: 'Frozen' Edges Toward $200 Million, Enters All-Time Top 5
Eleven weeks at the top of the Japanese box office have helped the Disney animation enter the global top five of all time, pushing "Iron Man 3" into sixth.
TOKYO -- Frozen has surpassed Iron Man 3 to become the fifth-biggest earning film globally, with $1.219 billion, thanks to another week at number one in Japan.
Taking another $7.2 million (￥739 million) over the weekend from 517,926 admissions, Frozen has now pulled in a total of $195 million (￥19.8 billion) at the Japanese box office. Released locally as Anna to Yuki no Jou (Anna and the Snow Queen), the film has racked up nearly 15.6 million admissions in Japan, with many cinemagoers reportedly watching both the original and the local dubbed version.
The Oscar-winning animation is now the fourth-biggest earner in Japanese cinematic history, with Disney Studios Japan predicting it will overtake Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) this week. That would leave Titanic and fellow animation Oscar-winner Spirited Away by director Hayao Miyazaki as the only films that have earned more in Japan.