Japan Box Office: 'Zootopia' Holds on to No. 1, Passes $35M
The animated Disney film, directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, beat its last frame by 7 percent.
After topping the Japanese box office during the previous weekend following two weeks at No. 2, Zootopia saw its take jump by 7 percent this Saturday and Sunday to hold on to No. 1 and take its cume past $35 million.
Zootopia brought in another $4.2 million (￥459 million) from 351,000 admissions over the weekend. It has been boosted by cinemagoers who are watching both the English and Japanese versions, as well as higher-priced 4DX3D screenings.
This weekend is the second time the animated film has beaten its previous frame, though its take dropped in between.
Samurai comedy The Magnificent Nine (Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!) was the highest-ranking new entry at No. 2. Directed by Yoshihiru Nakamura (The Inerasable), it took in $1.8 million (￥195 million) on 308 screens.
If Cats Disappeared From the World (Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara) bowed at No. 3, with $1.7 million (￥185 million) from 142,000 admissions on 290 screens. The film is based on the 2012 book of the same name, the debut novel by movie producer Genki Kawamura (Confessions, Villain).
Takahisa Zeze-directed police drama 64 (Rokuyon) fell two slots to No. 5 during its second weekend, not boding well for the second part of the film, which will be released next month.