Meanwhile, the second pic in the trilogy, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” earned a total of $45 million, while staying in the top ten. All three films, including the 2012 first “Rurouni Kenshin” (BO: $26 million) are produced by Warner Entertainment Japan.
‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Beats ‘Apes’ at Japanese Box Office
TOKYO — “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends,” the third and final film in a trilogy about a reformed samurai assassin in post-feudal-era Japan, won its second weekend with $3.84 million on 321,000 admissions for the Sept. 20-21 frame. That drove its cume to $20 million on 1.76 million admissions.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” bowed at number two in its last major international territory, with $1.9 million on 149,000 admissions on 712 screens. The previous picture in the series, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” finished with $22 million in Japan.