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Japan Box Office: ‘It’ Climbs to Number One in Third Weekend

Warner Bros.’ “It” climbed to number one in its third weekend at the Japanese box office after spending its first two in second slot. For the Nov. 18-19 frame the film earned $1.73 million on 140,000 admissions, driving its cumulative total to $10.2 million. Admissions in its third weekend were 6% higher than in its first.

Falling to number two, was the local actioner “High & Low The Movie 3 Final Mission.” With Shochiku distributing, the film made $1.26 million, while boosting its cumulative total to $6.2 million.

The highest ranking among the new entries to the top ten was the Toho animation “Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters,” the first of a planned trilogy.

Debuting on 158 screens, the film made $919,000 on 71,200 admissions. It is expected to finish near the $5 million mark. By comparison, the live action “Shin Godzilla” ended its 2016 first run with $74 million, the third highest total for all films that year.

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