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Japan Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Heads for Record Books, Wins Fourth Weekend

Japan Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Heads
Courtesy of Shochiku

TOKYO — The smash Makoto Shinkai animation “Your Name” won its fourth successive weekend at the Japanese box office. For the Sept. 17-18 weekend, the Toho-distributed film earned $10.6 million. As of Sept. 19 its cumulative total had reached $89 million from 6.9 million admissions. At this rate, “Your Name” will easily pass the $100 million mark.

Bowing at number two was “A Silent Voice,” an animated drama based on a popular comic about seven teens who unite to make a film while resolving issues from their pasts. Directed by Naoko Yamada and distributed by Shochiku, the film recorded $2.8 million on 200,000 admissions.

Debuting at number three was the Lee Sang-il mystery drama “Rage.” Based on a best-selling novel by Shuichi Yoshida about three young male suspects in a murder case, the film opened on 324 screens with Toho distributing. Its first weekend score of $2.3 million was just short of the opening for Lee’s 2010 hit “Villain,” which finished with $19.5 million in 2010.

In ninth spot, “The Secret Lives of Pets” drove its cumulative total to $39 million on its 39th day of release.