JAPAN: 'Monsters University' Trounces 'Fast 6' in a Head-to-Head Opening Weekend
on July 10, 2013
Monsters University raced against Fast & Furious 6 for the top spot in Japan last weekend, with the Pixar film swiftly beating the likes of Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Monsters U earned $8.3 million from 661 screens, nearly twice the amount of Fast 6's $4.3 million debut across 610 locations.
After Earth had its first slow weekend in Japan, falling 57% in its third frame to reach a $7.4 million total. Warner Bros. had two of its releases round out the bottom half of the chart, with The Great Gatsby posting a $9.1 million cume after four weeks and The Hangover Part III showing signs of wear and tear with $1.7 million after only two weeks.
Box Office Results for Japan. July 5-7, 2013