The Matrix Reloaded has crossed the symbolic Y10bn ($83.3m) mark at the Japanese box office following its release on June 7 on 631 screens nationwide.
Warner Bros Pictures Japan is expecting the film to take $91.6 (Y11b) during its first run which ends on August 15.
Only a handful of films have grossed over Y10bn at the Japanese box office in recent years, led by the mammoth take of Spirited Away with $250m (Y30bn).
The other Y10bn plus films are Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone ($169m/Yen 20.3bn), Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets ($150m/Y18bn) and Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace ($105m/Y12.7bn). The original Matrix took $65m (Y7.8b).
Meanwhile, Warner Bros Pictures Japan is also hoping for further summer success with the upcoming release of Zhang Yimou's Hero, which will be released on 350 screens on August 16.