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…
Girl power is growing in the Japanese film industry, driven by strong B.O. numbers of films with young female stars for young female auds.
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.
Japanese animators and filmmakers are now second to none in Asia at CG wizardry -- no surprise given Japanese strengths in both the hardware and software sides of the CG equation, from high-end…
Fuji Television Network has launched a new type of film fund. Its 27 nationwide affiliates are underwriting the production of "Limit of Love -- Umizaru," the follow-up to the hit 2004 thriller and…
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Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%