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WB ‘Note’ tops Japan

'Death' gets the drop on 'Da Vinci' at B.O.

WB has become the first foreign distrib to launch a Japanese film at No. 1 in Japan.

“Death Note” opened June 17, displacing “The Da Vinci Code,” with a two-day weekend total of ¥409 million ($3.54 million).

Pic is the first in a two-parter based on a Japanese comicbook of the same name. WB will release the second part, “Death Note: The Last Name,” in November.

The previous record for a Japanese film released by a Hollywood distrib was Sony’s “Ultraman Tiga,” which grossed just over $1 million in its opening weekend in 2000.

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