Japan Box Office: 'Godzilla Resurgence' Becomes Biggest Live-Action Film of Year With $60M

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'Godzilla Resurgence'

Elsewhere, 'Now You See Me 2' opened at No. 6 with $1.9 million, while 'Finding Dory' passed $64 million.

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Gojira) climbed one spot back up the box office charts in Japan to No. 2 this weekend during its sixth weekend of release, taking another $3.2 million to bring its total in the country to more than $60 million from 4.1 million admissions.

The revival of the iconic monster franchise by Toho is now the biggest live-action hit of the year in Japan and has already surpassed the studio's initial forecasts. The 29th installment of the franchise has also taken total admissions over the 100 million mark, the highest for any live-action series in Japan.

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), the manga-to-anime adaptation by Makoto Shinkai, held on to the top spot after its big opening last weekend, pulling in another $11.6 million to take its total to $38 million.

The Secret Life of Pets dropped one slot to No. 3, taking its total to $36 million from 3 million admissions after 25 days on release.

Now You See Me 2 opened at No. 6 with $1.2 million on Saturday and Sunday, giving it a total of $1.9 million including Thursday and Friday in its last major market.

And Finding Dory dropped four spots to No. 10, adding another $700,000 on Saturday and Sunday to take its total past $64 million.

Suicide Squad opens in Japan next weekend.

 

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