Japan Box Office: 'X-Men' Opens at No. 2, 'Frozen' Tops for 12th Week

8:12 AM PST 06/02/2014 by Gavin J. Blair
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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opens strong but can't touch 'Frozen.'

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" bows with $2.7 million as "Frozen" brings in another $7.4 million on Saturday and Sunday, up 8 percent from the previous weekend.

TOKYO -- Frozen spent its 12th weekend atop the Japanese box office with its total theatrical revenue in the country now amounting to $208 million (¥21.2 billion). This makes the Walt Disney animated hit the third highest-grossing film in Japan's history.

X-Men: Days of Future Past had a solid $2.7 million (¥272 million) opening weekend from 648 screens, putting it in second place. But Japan's love for Frozen apparently knows no bounds. The Disney smash actually grew its box office by 8 percent over the previous weekend to $7.4 million (¥759 million), pushing its total ticket sales to 16.73 million in Japan.

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Monsterz, a remake of South Korean film Haunted (2010), directed by Hideo Nakata of The Ring series fame, opened in the third spot with $1.9 million (¥194 million) for Warner Bros. Japan.

Seiten no Hekireki (Bolt from the Blue) dropped to fourth place after bowing in second last weekend. The story of a magician, the film is based on a novel of the same name by Hitori Gekidan, who also directed and appears in the movie.

Bannou Kanteishi Q Mona Lisa no Hitomi (All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa), directed by Shunsuke Sato, opened in the fifth spot with $1.37 million (¥140 million).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell from fifth to eighth in its sixth week on the Japanese box-office charts.

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