The opening of Maleficent in Japan has ended Frozen's incredible 16 week run at the top of the Japanese box office.
Disney's fantasy update opened to $7.1 million — the year's biggest for a live-action movie there — to displace Frozen after four months. The Disney Animation blockbuster has taken in more than $240 million from Japan since opening at No. 1 there on March 15.
Maleficent, by far Jolie's biggest movie ever, is up to $630 million globally. Trailers for the film have been playing ahead of Frozen throughout its record run in Japan, where the Disney brand is huge.
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