Japan Box Office: 'Frozen' Tops For 15th Week, '300' Bows in 5th

8:41 AM PST 06/23/2014 by Gavin J. Blair
'300 Rise of an Empire' made an unspectacular bow in Japan.

"300: Rise of an Empire" took just over $850,000 from more than 500 screens and looks set to underperform the original in Japan.

TOKYO—Frozen has topped the Japanese charts for the 15th consecutive week, giving it a total of $233.3 million (¥23.7 billion) from 18.7 million admissions at the local box office.

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The Oscar-winning animated film added another $3.6 million on Saturday and Sunday to hold on to the top spot the hit has held since its release back in mid-March. Even after its $9.6 million (¥986.4 million) three-day opening, a record bow for a Disney animation in Japan, few would have predicted the kind of numbers Frozen has now racked up.  

Darren Aronofsky's Noah, starring Russell Crowe in the titular role, dropped to third place after a solid bow last weekend. The biblical epic is now pushing $8 million in Japan.

Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire, opened in fifth place for Warner Bros., taking a less than spectacular $857,000 (¥87.3 million) from 533 screens. The original film, directed by Zach Snyder, racked up more than $15 million (¥1.56 billion) in Japan in 2007.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past fell to ninth in its fifth week of release. Japan also won't be giving much of a boost to 3 Days to Kill, where it opened in eighth spot, taking $404,000 (¥41.2 million) from 184 screens. The Kevin Costner-starring spy action thriller is released locally by Showgate as Last Mission.

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