All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa
| 万能鑑定士Ｑ モナ・リザの瞳
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RMB200 million in 4 days
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New release Frozen fourth-placed
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X-Men and Monsterz fail to stop Frozen in Japan
By Kevin Ma
Mon, 02 June 2014, 23:40 PM (HKT)
Not even the X-Men could halt Frozen's streak at the Japan box office, as the Disney film spends its 13th consecutive weekend atop the charts.
The animated film added another ¥759 million (US$7.44 million) from 648,000 admissions on Saturday and Sunday, representing an 8.5% week-on-week increase.
At ¥21.2 billion (US$208 million), it bested Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone's ¥20.3 billion (US$199 million) total to become the third highest grossing film in Japan. Frozen's next target is James CAMERON's Titanic (1997), the highest grossing foreign film in Japan with a total of ¥2.63 billion (US$258 million).
Opening on Friday instead of the usual Saturday, X-Men: Days of Future Past was the top new film this weekend. From 648 screens, the superhero film – released in 2-D and 3-D – made ¥353 million (US$3.46 million) in its first three days.
In 2011, X-Men: First Class (2011) made ¥171 million (US$1.68 million) from 519 screens for a total of ¥630 million (US$6.17 million). X-Men: The Last Stand debuted as the top film on release in 2006 with ¥277 million (US$2.71 million) from 565 screens. It made a total of ¥1.53 billion (US$15.0 million) in cinemas.
Also opening on Friday, NAKATA Hideo 中田秀夫's Monsterz ＭＯＮＳＴＥＲＺ was the top local film this weekend with ¥241 million (US$2.36 million) from 327 screens on its first three days. Starring FUJIWARA Tatsuya 藤原竜也 and YAMADA Takayuki 山田孝之, the horror thriller is a remake of South Korea's Haunters 초능력자 (2010).
Based on the hit manga series, All-Round Appraiser Q: The Eyes of Mona Lisa 万能鑑定士Ｑ モナ・リザの瞳 (pictured) opened on Saturday and made ¥140 million (US$1.37 million) from 120,000 admission on 300 screens. The mystery drama stars AYASE Haruka 綾瀬はるか as a genius appraiser who can determine the price of every object she sees.