Japan Box Office: 'Mad Max' Stays in Second Spot

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

The was no change in the top 5 as 'Tomorrowland' continued to outperform in the country.

Mad Max: Fury Road held on to the second spot at the Japanese box office this weekend, with George Miller's post-apocalyptic adrenaline ride racking up $6 million (740 million) from 492,000 admissions since its debut during the previous weekend.

The musical schoolgirl anime film Love Live! The School Idol Movie held on to the number one position for a third weekend and has brought in $9.7 million (804 million) from 820,000 tickets.

Hirokazu Koreeda's Cannes competition entry Our Little Sister stayed in third and has pulled in $8.1 million (1 billion) from 800,000 admissions after its third weekend in release.

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Tomorrowland continues to outperform in Japan, where Disney has been on a winning roll since last year, hanging on to fourth and taking its local total to the $10 million (1.28 billion) mark from 918,000 admissions on its fourth weekend in theaters.

Also in its fourth frame, local thriller Prophecy (Yokoku-han) was unchanged in the fifth spot.

Whiplash, which has been quietly doing solid business in Japan without ever cracking the top 10, has now reached $3.7 million (¥456 million) from 328,000 admissions. 

Next weekend will see the Japanese releases for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Shaun the Sheep.

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