Japan Box Office: 'Cinderella' Spends Fifth Weekend on Top
Kenneth Branagh's take on the classic fairy tale has brought in $37.5 million in the country as 'Maze Runner' opened in the fourth spot.
Cinderella spent its fifth weekend on top at the Japanese box office, adding another $2 million (￥246 million) to take its total in the country to $37.5 million (￥45.4 billion) and continue Disney's winning run in the market.
Like Frozen last year, the success of Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella has been boosted by a strong local voice cast, Japanese reworkings of the songs, and a portion of audiences going to watch both the subtitled and dubbed versions.
The Maze Runner came in fourth on the chart with a $1.6 million (￥190 million) bow from 137,272 tickets, including its Friday night opening.
Meanwhile, Japan will not be the territory to save Neill Blomkamp's Chappie for Sony, which brought in $688,000 (￥84 million) from fewer than 60,000 admissions on 267 screens on its opening Saturday and Sunday. By comparison, local romance Initiation Love took in $1.78 million (￥216 million) from 281 screens over the two days to place it second on the chart.
Furious 7 hung on in the 10th spot after six weekends in theaters and has now taken $26.7 million (￥32.2 billion) in Japan.
Liam Neeson-starrer A Walk Among the Tombstones opens next weekend, alongside Naomi Kawase's Cannes Un Certain Regard entry An.