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Japan Box Office: ‘Pets’ Goes Top as ‘Shin Godzilla’ Breaks Record

TOKYO — “The Secret Life of Pets” wrestled the top spot from the scaly grasp of “Shin Godzilla” in Japan’s box office rankings for the August 13-14 weekend. Bowing on August 11 – the date of Japan’s first “Mountain Day” national holiday – with Toho-Towa distributing, the film earned $4.6 million on 370,000 admissions for its opening weekend. This was 14% less than the 2015 “Minions,” another Illumination hit, which ended its Japan run with $52 million. The cumulative total for the four-day holiday (August 11-14) was $9.7 million, making it likely that “Pets” will finish better than $40 million.

“Shin Godzilla” retreated to the number two slot after two weeks at the top, with a cumulative of $33.5 million after 17 days. That is higher than the Gareth Edwards Hollywood version and more than double Toho previous “Godzilla: Final Wars,” which made $12.5 million in 2004.

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” was opened at number five. Released on 676 screens on August 11, the film recorded $3.0 million in its opening frame, while its four-day total was $6.0 million.

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