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Japan Box Office: ‘Assassination Classroom’ Sequel Wins Second Weekend

TOKYO — The Toho action comedy “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” topped the Japanese box office for second weekend in a row. For the April 2-3 frame the film earned $3.5 million on 335,000 admissions.

Based on a popular comic about a space alien who becomes a junior high school teacher and threatens to destroy the Earth, the film has already passed the 2 million admissions and JPY2 billion ($18 million) box office marks.

At number two, was “Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016,” the 36th entry in the animated series about a blue robot cat and his boy companion. Released by Toho, the film earned $2.1 million on 198,000 admissions, boosting total tickets sold past the 3 million mark.

Holding onto third place for another weekend was Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which recorded $2.0 million on 136,000 admissions. Its cumulative total now stands at nearly $9 million on 700,000 admissions.

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