'Men In Black 3' Tops Japanese Box Office for Second Weekend
The film's success is a rare bright spot for Sony, which has posted record losses and seen its stock price nose-dive recently.
TOKYO – Men In Black 3 topped the box office in Japan for the second weekend in a row, grossing 1.5 billion yen ($19 million) from a million admissions at more than 900 screens.
The Barry Sonnenfeld 3D release is distributed by Toho-Towa in Japan, but is a rare piece of good news in its home market for Sony Corp., which saw its stock hit a 32-year low in Tokyo on Monday.
The second place in the Japanese weekend rankings was Thermae Romae, the tale of a Roman architect (played by Hiroshi Abe) who finds a time tunnel to a Japanese hot spring. It has soaked up 4.6 billion yen ($59 million) during its six-week run. The Fuji TV-produced adaptation of an award-winning manga comic has been seen by more than 3.5 million so far.
Dark Shadows held on to the third spot for Warner Bros in its third week of release.
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