Feeble Japanese remake of an unimpressive Korean original has no atmosphere.
My Hawaiian Discovery
Rambling but likeable rom-com benefits from strong playing by its lead female cast.
Moody, slow-burning tale of forbidden love features terrific lead performances.
Pokemon defeats Ghibli at Japan box office
When Marnie was There opens third-placed
Film Bureau releases official 2014 numbers
China box office revenue up 25% in H1
Maleficent takes second weekend in Japan
Local youth romance opens second-placed
Summer HKIFF announces line-up
Includes local premieres of two local films
Market share of South Korean films plummets
Foreign films secure record admissions
Maleficent dethrones Frozen in Japan
Best opening for a live-action foreign film this year
Hollywood dominates Greater China in H1 2014
3-D Monkey King is top grossing film overall
Frozen wins 16th round at Japan box office
World of Kanako opens fourth-placed
My Man wins top prize in Moscow
Asano Tadanobu wins Best Actor
Samurai comedy Frozen-out at Japan B.O.
300 sequel opens fifth-placed
Godzilla roars into China box office
Second biggest foreign opening of the year
Frozen extends winning streak in Japan
Pompeii opens fifth-placed
Edge of Tomorrow repeats sci-fi success in China
Hollywood domination continues into June
X-Men wins holiday weekend in China
Overheard 3 second-placed
X-Men and Monsterz fail to stop Frozen in Japan
Frozen now 3rd in all-time ranking
New York Asian Film Festival taps Overheard 3
Jimmy Wang, Nikaido Fumi among award recipients
X-Men has monster opening weekend
Coming Home drops 39% in China
Bolt From the Blue top local film in Japan
Frozen now Japan's fourth highest grossing film
2014 China box office crosses RMB10 billion
Local films take 56% market share
X-Men has huge opening in Hong Kong
Best non-holiday opening in 2014
Frozen fever continues in Japan
Gundam film opens third-placed
My Man joins Moscow competition
First Asian film announced
Frozen tops Japan B.O. for tenth weekend
Thermae Romae II holds second place
Thermae Romae II makes splash in Japan
Frozen still number one at B.O.
Conan challenges Frozen's reign in Japan
Captain America fourth-placed
Crows Zero sequel explodes at Japan B.O.
Frozen on top for fifth weekend
China box office up 29.3% in 2014 Q1
Domestic films take 65% share
Frozen refuses to melt at Japan box office
One Third opens eighth-placed
Frozen spends 3rd weekend atop Japan B.O.
Kamen Rider film third-placed
Peabody & Sherman tops China box office
Captain America number one in Taiwan
Frozen continues Japan reign
13% week-on-week increase
Frozen heats up Japan box office
Best opening gross of 2014
Deauville Asian opens with No Man's Land
Tributes to Tsai, Nakata and Malani Fonseka
Frozen joins South Korea's 10 million club
First animation, second foreign film to cross milestone
Miss Granny stays young at South Korea B.O.
High concept comedy crosses 7 million admissions
Beijing Love Story feels the love at China B.O.
RMB200 million in 4 days
Beijing Love Story resets China 2-D record
New Valentine's Day B.O. record
Monkey King maintains reign at China B.O.
New release Frozen fourth-placed
Monkey King heads record-breaking New Year
86% year-on-year increase in China
Boonie Bears atop China B.O. for second weekend
Takes record as China's highest grossing animation
The Attorney joins 10 million club
South Korean drama is ninth local film to cross admissions milestone
Shu Ra Ra Boom to open Yubari
Obayashi Nobuhiko's new film to close genre festival
Police Story 2013 tops China B.O.
Personal Tailor passes RMB500 million
Firestorm tops Xmas B.O. in Hong Kong
Frozen top foreign film; 11% year-on-year increase
Kimura Daisaku wraps production on new film
Mountain drama stars Matsuyama Kenichi, Aoi Yu
Greater China stars join Hollywood productions
Trend continues as Han Geng announced in Transformers' sequel.
Rurouni Kenshin gets two-part sequel
Kyoto-set follow-up to samurai action fantasy in production
Nakata Hideo to remake Haunters
Adaptation of South Korean supernatural thriller to shoot this month
Frozen momentum cooling in Japan
By Kevin Ma
Thu, 19 June 2014, 18:00 PM (HKT)
Though it took the top spot for the 14th weekend, the momentum of Disney's Frozen finally appears to be slowing down in Japan.
With a week-on-week drop of 34%, the animated fantasy made ¥393 million (US$3.85 million) from 304,000 admissions on Saturday and Sunday. It has now made a total of ¥23.3 billion (US$228 million) from 18.2 million admissions.
The top new film this weekend was Darren ARONOFSKY's Noah. From 361 screens, the biblical drama made ¥255 million (US$2.49 million) from 200,000 admissions on Saturday and Sunday. After three days, it has made ¥335 million (US$3.28 million)
Three years ago, Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010) opened with ¥266 million (US$2.6 million) from 316 screens. It made a total of ¥2.39 billion (US$23.4 million) during its theatrical run.
The top local film was KIMURA Daisaku 木村大作's Climbing to Spring 春を背負って (pictured), starring MATSUYAMA Kenichi 松山ケンイチ as a trader who returns to his mountain hometown to attend his father's funeral. The drama made ¥95.2 million (US$932,000) from 81,200 admissions.
Opening 13th-placed, MAEDA Koji 前田弘二's My Hawaiian Discovery わたしのハワイの歩きかた made ¥19.9 million (US$195,000) from 200 screens. KUMAKIRI Kazuyoshi 熊切和嘉's My Man 私の男 fared better at 14th place, making ¥19.4 million (US$190,000) from a limited 71-screen release.