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Japan Box Office: ‘Batman v Superman’ Beaten by ‘Assassination Classroom’ Sequel

TOKYO – “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” the second part of a two-part action comedy based on a hit comic, debuted atop the Japanese box office for the weekend of March 26-27.

Bowing on 319 screens, with Toho distributing, the film earned $5.64 million on 545,000 admissions. That was more than 50% higher than the first-weekend take of the prior film, “Assassination Classroom,” which was released in March 2015 and finished with $24 million.

“Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016” took second place after three weeks at number one.

Opening in the number three slot was “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Released on 717 screens by Warner, the film recorded $3.27 million on 231,000 admissions in its opening frame. Over the three-day holiday weekend, the film racked up $4.42 million and is expected to finish with $13 million.

Bowing at number four was “Kamen Rider 1: The Movie,” the latest feature in the long-running action series about a baddie-battling biker cyborg, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Bowing on 307 screens with Toei distributing, the film took $1.37 million on 124,000 admissions. That was about 70% of the first-weekend box office for the previous installment, which opened in December last year. The film’s final take is forecast at $8.8 million.

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