‘Twilight Sasara Saya’ Tops Japan Box Office
TOKYO — “Twilight Sasara Saya,” Yoshihiro Fukagawa’s drama about a struggling young widow (Yui Aragaki) with a baby whose dead husband (Yo Oizumi) returns to the world of the living to help her, topped the Japanese box office on the Nov. 8-9 weekend.
In its first two days on release the pic earned $935, 524 on 82,140 admissions and 264 screens.
Rising from third to second place for the weekend was Christophe Gans’ “Beauty and the Beast,” which scored $987,000.
Dropping from first to fourth was “The Expendables 3,” which drove its cume to $3.7 million on 355,000 admissions.
Meanwhile, the fifth-place romantic drama “Close Range Love” expanded its total to $8.7 million on 819,430 tickets.
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