Note: US$ and ¥ rates are based on exchange rate at time of writing
Disney’s hit streak in Japan continues as Beauty and the Beast remains at the top of the Japan box office for a fourth consecutive weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Disney musical earned an additional ¥575 million (US$5.16 million) from 420,000 admissions. It has already earned a total of ¥8.08 billion (US$72.6 million) from approximately 5.65 million admissions, and it is expected to break the ¥10 billion mark.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 opened in third place in terms of admissions, earning ¥249 million (US$2.24 million) from 163,000 admissions on Saturday and Sunday. The Marvel Studios film earned a total of ¥324 million (US$2.91 million) over its first three days on release.
In September 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy earned approximately ¥1.11 billion (US$9.98 million) during its theatrical run. Volume 2 is expected to reached a similar gross.
The other new entry in the top ten is Split in eighth place. Opening on Friday, the M. Night Shyamalan thriller earned ¥77 million (US$691,000) from 177 locations over three days on release.
Opening in 29 locations, Manchester by the Sea earned ¥16.4 million (US$148,000) on Saturday and Sunday.
Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌) has made ¥5.97 billion (US$53.6 million). The Fate of the Furious has made ¥3.11 billion (US$27.9 million). Local drama Tsuioku (追憶) has made ¥560 million (US$5.028903 million). Blade of the Immortal (無限の住人) has made ¥774 million (US$6.95 million).
Arrival and Peach Girl (ピーチガール) open this weekend.