Japan’s high on ‘Sith’

Six weeks after “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” launched worldwide, the saga previewed impressively in Japan with a record-setting $4.59 million at 736 on Tuesday. Fox Intl. and Lucasfilm said the results bode well for the July 9 opening of “Sith” in Japan at 856 playdates. Fox also will hold previews on Saturday. “Sith,” which has grossed $359 million domestically and $367 million in foreign markets, beat the preview record of $3.52 million set by “The Matrix Reloaded.”

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