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TOKYO — Japan’s love affair with Frozen continues unabated, as it spent its 10th week at number one here, increasing its two-day haul over the previous weekend and taking its total in the country to $182.75 million (?18.52 billion).
The animated hit has now grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide.
Frozen passed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) to become the third-biggest grossing Hollywood film in Japanese box-office history. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) stands at number two with $200 million, which Frozen looks set to surpass before it finishes its run, though it looks unlikely to reach the $270 million taken by Titanic in 1997.
Despite its number of screens in Japan being reduced from 703 to 670, Frozen managed to increase its Saturday and Sunday take by 9 percent over the previous weekend, to register another $8.6 million (?871 million).
Its 592,000 admissions over the weekend helped bring its total to nearly 14.6 million in Japan.
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