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Jurassic World racked up another $5 million (?597 million) Saturday and Sunday to take its total at the Japanese box office to $49.4 million from 3.78 million tickets on the last weekend of school summer vacation.
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation stayed in second place for the third weekend with $3 million (?361 million) to take its total in Japan to just over $28 million (?3.4 billion) from 2.6 million admissions.
Illumination Entertainment’s Minions stayed in the third spot it had bounced back up to last weekend, pulling in $2 million (?361 million) to take its total in Japan to $32.6 million (?3.15 billion) for Universal from 3.24 million admissions after four weekends. Despicable Me 2 finished with $24 million in Japan in 2013.
Following some tough years in Japan, Hollywood has enjoyed a strong summer at the box office.
Mamoru Hosoda‘s anime The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no Koi) stayed in fourth place as the top-six films on the chart remained unchanged from last weekend. Anime Boruto: Naruto the Movie came in fifth.
In the sixth spot, live-action manga adaptation Attack on Titan has now taken $21.7 million (?1.4 billion) from 2.62 million tickets after four weekends.
Disney’s Inside Out jumped two positions to seventh on its sixth weekend in theaters and now has a total of $29.6 million (?3.94 billion) from 3.25 million admissions in Japan.
The Emperor in August, which tells the story of the final day before Japan’s surrender in WWII, directed by Masato Harada, dropped one place to ninth and has taken $7.5 million (?906 million) from 195,000 tickets.
Propping up the chart on its sixth weekend was Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, the 18th big-screen installment of the anime franchise, which has now logged $18.2 million (?2.2 billion) in its home market.
Next weekend sees the Japan release of Ted 2. Seth MacFarlane’s R-rated comedy sequel underperformed in the U.S., and Universal will be hoping it can match the first film’s success in Japan, where it took a surprise $40 million to become the biggest live-action hit of 2013.
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