Meitantei Conan Private Eye 2013 increased its take by 6% over its
third weekend in release to gross $4.6 million and unseat Iron Man
3 from the top spot
in the Japanese box office. Japan is the first major market to have Iron
Man 3 fall out of the top spot. Iron
Man 3 was unseated by a film that's already
been in release for three weeks and screening in nearly 200 less theaters. The
super hero film slipped down to second place in only its second weekend,
conceding the #1 spot despite only falling 13% and grossing $3.6 million.
The weekend saw six other hold-overs increase their take from the previous weekend. Shield of Straw jumped 14%, to fourth place with $2.1 million and reached an $8.8 million cume. Crayon Shin-Chan 2013 saw the biggest gain compared to its previous week's gross, increasing its take by 25% with a $1.9 million weekend and an $8.7 million cume. Even Wreck-It Ralph saw a bump in its seventh week, going up 22% and reaching a $29.6 million cume.
Box office results for Japan. May 3-5, 2013.