Japan Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Wins Third Weekend

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TOKYO – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” won its third consecutive weekend at the Japanese box office. In the January 16-17 frame it recorded $3.3 million on 236,000 admissions, while running its cumulative total to $77 million.

The RPG-game-based animation “Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!” held onto the number two spot for the third weekend in a row. Distributed by Toho, the film earned $1.36 million on 137,000 admissions , while boosting its cumultive past the JPY5 billion ($43 million) milestone.

The highest new entry was “Paddington,” landing in third, some 14 months after it premiered in the U.K. Released on Jan. 15 by Kino Films, the animation-live action hybrid scored $1.1 million on 99,900 admissions from 315 screens on Saturday and Sunday.  The forecast for its final total is $7 million.

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