"Always -- Sunset on Third Street," Takashi Yamazaki's nostalgic ensemble drama set in Tokyo circa 1958, scooped 12 Japan Academy Awards on Friday night, including picture.
Japanese horror has been Japan's hottest live-action genre abroad ever since the worldwide success of Hideo Nakata's 1998 hit "Ring." It is also a mine Hollywood has gone to again and again for…
Buena Vista Japan is predicting strong B.O. for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" when it opens on 800-plus screens here on Friday following record preview numbers for…
Uber-producer Haruki Kadokawa, hot off his successful WWII pic "Yamato: The Last Battle," has signed that pic's star, Takashi Sorimachi, to play the lead in his epic about Genghis Khan, "The Blue…
Sega Corp. plans to spend ¥100 billion ($854 million) building an entertainment and cultural complex in Yokohama, the company announced on Monday. It will open the first part of the complex in 2009…
Sky Perfect Communications, Japan's largest digital satellite broadcaster, and JSat, the satellite operator that beams Sky Perfect programming to subscribers, are holding merger talks, according to…
Takafumi Horie, prexy of former Internet powerhouse Livedoor who once tried to take over Japanese media giant Fuji Television Network, has been indicted on charges of spreading phony financial info…
Everyone knows Japanese moviegoers don't care for comedies -- they get plenty of laughs for free on the tube and don't feel like paying for them in the theater. Everyone also knows Japanese like the…
The movie biz is back in the good books of financial folk in Japan with film funds sprouting left, right and center.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$11.5M Cumulative:$45.0M Warner Brothers -28.56%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$9.8M Cumulative:$32.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -31.73%
Non-Stop3Daily:$4.0M Cumulative:$52.6M Universal Pictures -43.54%