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.