Japan Box Office: 'Zootopia' Crosses $60M; 'Money Monster' Can't Crack Top 5
4:38 PM PDT 6/13/2016 by Gavin J. Blair Gavin J. Blair
Elsewhere, 'Deadpool' hits $11 million with a second strong weekend for the anti-hero pic.
The second part of 64 (Rokuyon), a local police drama, brought in ￥354 million ($3.3 million) to top the box office in Japan during its opening weekend, with Zootopia holding on to the No. 2 spot in its eighth weekend in theaters and taking its total to $61.3 million.
Zootopia took another $2.6 million on Saturday and Sunday. Its strong run in Japan, its final major market, has helped propel the animated pic past the $1 billion mark worldwide.
The second part of 64, starring Koichi Sato, directed by Takahisa Zeze and based on the novel of the same name by Hideo Yokoyama, comfortably beat the $2.4 million bow of the first half of the double-header last month.
Botanical Books (Shokubutsu Zukan: Unmei no Koi) held on to No. 3 during its second weekend.
Deadpool dropped to No. 4 after topping the box office in its bow last weekend, adding another $2.2 million on Saturday and Sunday to take its cume in Japan to $11.3 million.
Manga adaptation Wolf Girl and Black Prince fell one spot to No. 5.
Meanwhile, Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster, starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, came in at a lowly No. 8, pulling in just $565,000 from 46,000 tickets, albeit on a limited 182-screen release.
J.J. Abrams' 10 Cloverfield Lane gets its Japan release this Friday.