Japan Box Office: 'Jurassic World' Nears $75M, 'Ant-Man' Stays in Third
'Ted 2' approaches $20 million on a weekend lacking new releases and seeing few changes to the rankings.
Jurassic World spent its eighth weekend on the Japanese box charts and has now taken $73.5 million (￥8.84 billion) from 5.9 million tickets in the country, while Ant-Man held on to the third spot it debuted in last week.
On a weekend that lacked major new releases, the only change on the Japanese box-office chart was the number one and two debutants from last week swapping places. Heroine Shikkaku, based on the romantic manga by Momoko Koda, jumped up to the top of the chart. Meanwhile, another live-action manga adaptation, Attack on Titan: End of the World, the second part of this year's double-header directed by Shinji Higuchi, fell one spot in the other direction.
Critically-panned Pixels, which opened at number one in Japan for Sony and has so far done $6.9 million (￥830 million) worth of box office in the country was in the seventh spot for the second weekend in a row. The Adam Sandler video game homage has pulled in double its U.S. take internationally and is heading toward a respectable $240 million.
Ant-Man pulled in $1.15 million (￥137 million) on the weekend to take its local total to $6.2 million (￥746 million).
Remaining in eighth spot was Ted 2, which has pulled in $19.25 million (￥2.31 billion) from 1.69 million tickets.
Jurassic World stayed in ninth, and Kingsman: The Secret Service remained fixed at the bottom of the chart on its third weekend, recording a total of $5.2 million (￥620 million) locally.
Next weekend will see releases for Good Kill and A Most Violent Year, both critically well-received imports that will likely struggle to make a mark in Japan.