After five weeks on release, The Last Samurai still sits firmly atop the Japanese box office, with a screen average, $106,865, higher than that of every film on the nine-major-cities chart, including second-place Finding Nemo ($64,475) and the indie sensation Josee, The Tiger And The Fish ($84,770).

Week-on, the film's take fell only 13.1%, less than every other release on the chart save for the family-targeted animation Atashin'chi, which gained 8.2%, and Josee, which dropped 4.4%.

Also with $13,403,412 after five weeks, The Last Samurai leads every film on the chart in total gross, including The Matrix Revolutions, which has earned $11,404,798 after ten weeks.

Warner has forecast a $100m Japanese gross for the Tom Cruise starrer.