JAPAN: Mizayaki's 'The Wind Rises' Hits $56M

on August 14, 2013

twrstill.jpgAnime auteur Hayao Mizayaki's The Wind Rises continues to be a top earner in Japan. The anime film held on for a fantastic $5.3 million hold in its fourth frame, a 6% drop from the previous weekend. The Wind Rises has now grossed an astounding $56.9 million.

Mizayaki's film overshadowed the Japanese premiere of World War Z. The Brad Pitt zombie flick opened to $3.4 million across 644 screens. World War Z performed better than Pacific Rim in its opening frame. The Guillermo del Toro popcorn flick opened in the market to an underwhelming $3.1 million.

Disney's The Lone Ranger fell to the bottom half of the table in its second weekend, posting a $1.9 million gross to take its total to $9.6 million. Disney has had more success in Japan with Monsters University. Japan is the top overseas market for the Pixar prequel, where it has already grossed a very strong $67.9 million.

Top 10 Films in Japan. August 9-11, 2013.

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Tags: Japan, The Wind Rises, World War Z, Pacific Rim, The Lone Ranger, Monsters University

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