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Japan Box Office: ‘Mozu’ Wins Second Weekend, ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ Opens Strongly

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Courtesy of Warner Bros.

TOKYO — “Mozu,” a cop actioner based on a hit TV series co-produced by Wowow and TBS, won its second-straight weekend at the Japanese box office.

With Toho distributing on 321 screens, the film earned $1.28 million on 123,000 admissions, while running its nine-day cumulative total to $4.88 million.

Ranking at number two for the second consecutive weekend was the Kadokawa revenge drama “Grasshopper.”  The film recorded $1.09 million on 105,000 admissions from 314 screens.

Opening highest among the new entries to the top ten was “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” at number three. Distributed by Warner, the film scored $922,000 on 87,400 admissions from 299 screens. This matched the Japan opening of “Bourne Supremacy,” which finished with $10 million in 2005. And it surpassed the opening of “Ocean’s 13,” which earned $26 million in 2007.