TOKYO – “Jurassic World” won its second straight weekend at the Japanese box office. Distributed by Toho-Towa, the film earned $7.56 million on 611,000 admissions from 349 screens for the Aug. 15-16 frame.
These figures were 12% higher than those for its opening weekend. The film has reached the JPY4 billion ($32 million) milestone since its Aug. 8 bow.
Holding onto the number two spot was Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” which pushed its ten day cumulative total to $19.3 million. This is 31% better than “Ghost Protocol,” which finished with $43 million in 2013.
Moving up from the number four to number three slot was Toho-Towa’s “Minions,” whose cumulative total after 16 days in theaters is $24 million. The film has already topped the $20 million box office total of “Despicable Me 2.”
The highest ranking Japanese film, at number four, was Mamoru Hosoda animation “The Boy and the Beast,” which drove its cumulative total to $37 million after 37 days on release. This beats “Wolf Children,” Hosoda’s previous film, which recorded $34 million in 2012.