Japan Box Office: 'Cinderella' Spends Fourth Weekend at No. 1


Disney's strong run in Japan continues, with the latest version of the fairytale raising its total in the country to $33.5 million.

Four weekends on top of the Japanese box office for Cinderella have brought in $33.5 million (40 billion) from 3.16 million tickets for Kenneth Branagh's take on the classic fairytale.

After the massive success of Frozen in Japan last year, followed by a $63 million total for Maleficent, Disney began 2015 in Japan with a bang as Big Hero 6 topped the charts throughout January. Cinderella has continued that strong run, with Japan overtaking the United Kingdom to become the third biggest territory for the film, behind the U.S. and China, as well as help push Cinderella's global total past the half-billion dollar mark.

Furious 7 slipped two slots down the chart to sixth place and has now grossed more than $25 million in Japan, though that is dwarfed by the huge numbers it has logged in other markets.

The Liam Neeson starrer Run All Night bowed in ninth place, taking an underwhelming $537,000 (64 million) from 238 screens on Saturday and Sunday.

Next weekend will see bows for The Maze Runner, Chappie and Before I Go to Sleep.

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