Japan’s Initial D Beats Star Wars & Smiths

The Associated Press has an interesting article on how “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” haven’t been able to keep up with a local comic book movie:

Darth Vader, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are feeling the heat at the box office from an unusual rival – a movie based on a Japanese comic book, directed by Hong Kongers and starring a Taiwanese pop star making his debut in the movies.

“Initial D,” the story of a young street car racer, has stunned “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and the action thriller “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” starring Jolie and Pitt, at the Hong Kong box office.

The movie grossed $3.6 million over 10 days as of last weekend. By comparison, the latest Star Wars installment has made just $2.4 million over 46 days. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” fared better, earning $2.8 million in 25 days.

Check out the full article at the link above.

Source: The Associated Press