Japan Box Office: ‘Boy And The Beast’ Opens Ahead of ‘Terminator Genisys’

Boy and the Beast
Courtesy of Gaumont

TOKYO — Mamoru Hosoda’s “The Boy and the Beast,” a Harry-Potter-ish coming-of-age animation based on Hosoda’s original script, topped the Japanese box office for the weekend of July 11-12 with $5.4 million on 492,000 admissions from 457 screens.

Distributed by Toho and repped by Gaumont Intl., the film was boosted by nationwide TV broadcasts of Hosoda’s previous three features – “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” (2006), “Summer Wars” (2009) and “Wolf Children” (2012). The last earned a career peak of $34 million at the Japan box office.

Ranking at number two was Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys,” which recorded $4.17 million on 353,000 admissions from 737 screens.

In its second week on release, Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” dropped from the top spot to number three with $2.98 million in 235,000 admissions, while running up its cumulative total to $13 million.

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  1. then of course... says:

    How does this opening compare to Hosoda’s previous three films? With Studio Guibli closed, I wish Studio Chizu the best of luck.

  2. Paully says:

    Love that Japanimation/ anime .. Wondering (and worrying) when Hollywood takes an interest. So far only Disney/Ghilbi gets it.. So far..

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