Japan Box Office: Homegrown Film Dethrones 'Spectre'

'Spectre,' Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures
'Spectre'

The new James Bond film was knocked from the top spot by high-school time-travel romance 'Orange.'

Spectre fell to the No. 2 spot on the Japanese box-office charts over the weekend, bringing in another ¥282 million ($2.3 million) to lift its local cume to $12.6 million from 1.14 million admissions.

High-school time-travel romance Orange, based on a manga comic by Ichigo Takano, topped the charts with $2.6 million.

Yoji Yamada's Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, the story of a mother who sees her child that perished in the atomic bombing of the city reappear, opened in third place, while the latest Kamen Rider children's masked-hero film debuted in the fourth spot.

After bowing at No. 2 last week, The Peanuts Movie dropped to fifth and has pulled in a total of $3.1 million to date from 284,500 tickets sold.

Cellin Gluck's Persona Non Grata, the story of Japan's wartime vice-consul to Lithuania, who helped thousands of Jews escape the Nazis by issuing visas, dropped four spots to sixth during its second weekend in theaters.  

Propping up the chart was The Little Prince, Mark Osborne's adaptation of the Antoine de Saint-Exupery children's book, which has now taken in $4.2 million to date from 403,600 admissions in Japan.

Friday will see Star Wars: The Force Awakens open in Japan, where it will face limited competition from Straight Outta Compton. The NWA biopic is not expected to do big business locally.

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