JAPAN: 'Oblivion' is #1 with a Moderate Debut
on June 03, 2013
Oblivion enjoyed a nice boost in its overseas run with a $4.4 million ($3.4M weekend) debut in Japan. The late premiere for the Tom Cruise sci-fi spectacle in Japan gets Oblivion one-step closer to a $300 million global total, but it won't be enough for the film to make it. The $4 million debut represents a moderate opening in a market where it could have made a bigger impact. Oblivion could have potentially reached the $300 million milestone with a bigger push from Asia and North America. Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster premiered in 284 screens but was unable to replicate the overwhelming success it had in China, failing to hit the $1 million mark in its first week.
Box Office Results for Japan. May 30-June 2, 2013.
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