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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Stands Still on Top

Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" debuts in third spot

TOKYO — The smash hit animation “Stand By Me Doraemon” won the Aug. 30-31 weekend with $4.96 million on 380,005 admissions, improving on its score for the previous frame.

Now in its fourth week on release, the film boasts a cumulative total of JPY5.8 billion ($55 million) from 4.38 million admissions, making its entry into the six billion Yen club a certainty. 

Entering the B.O. chart at number two was “Lupin III,” a live-action version of a long-lived comic/anime franchise about the escapades of the irrepressible eponymous thief. The film recorded $4.24 million on 335,000 admissions from 307 screens and now seems likely to reach the $30 million mark.

Bowing at number three was the Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” which earned a solid $1.9 million on 150,000 admissions. This was twice the opening-weekend take of the 2008 Besson-produced thriller “Taken.”  Toho Towa is handling the release. 

Among other films returning to the chart, the Warner-produced “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” had the highest cume, passing the $40 million milestone while ranking at number five. 

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