Jon Herskovitz

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Japan sees B.O. slump

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Japan's movie market in 2000 was down, despite a screen increase of more than 10%. B.O. slumped by 6.5%. Receipts for the world's second-largest movie market hit 170.9 billion yen ($1.45 billion) in…

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The 'Battle' rattle

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A controversial movie about teen violence scored a moderate opening weekend at the box office after exhibs ignored politicians' pleas not to show it. "Battle Royale" went out with a rare R-15 rating…

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