JAPAN: Superman Debut Takes a Back Seat to Miyazaki
on September 04, 2013
Miyazaki beat Superman to continue its run atop the Japanese box office. The famed anime filmmaker announced his retirement last week, making The Wind Rises the last film in his oeuvre. The Wind Rises has had a blockbuster run in Japan since its July 20 premiere, collecting a total of $90 million. This weekend's $3.4 million take pushed the film above Monsters University's $87.6 million cume. Man of Steel scored a $2.7 million opening weekend, reaching. $3.4 million bow once previews are factored in. The Superman reboot averaged $4,481 from 610 screens.
Top Ten Films in Japan. August 30 - September 1, 2013