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Japan Box Office: ‘Assassination Classroom: Graduation’ Wins Third Weekend

Toho’s action comedy “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” won its third straight weekend at the Japanese box office.

For the April 9-10 frame the film, recorded $1.8 million from 167,000 admissions, while raising its cumulative earnings to $26 million. This compares with $25.5 million for the first part, released in March of last year.

At number two was another Toho release, animation “Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016,” which earned $1.01 million.

Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” held onto the third slot, as using the Japanese method of ranking by admissions, but outperformed in cash terms with $1.3 million. Its cumulative is now $12.8 million.

The sloe new entrant to the top ten, at number eight, was the drama “Room,” which was boosted by the best actress Oscar for Brie Larson. Opening on 76 screens with Gaga distributing, the film took $528,000.

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