Shochiku and Paris-based Celluloid Dreams are partnering on international sales of "Hana," the first period drama from Japanese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Total B.O. fell 6% to Y198,160 million ($1,693 million) in 2005 in the Japanese market, while admissions dropped 5.7%, to 160,453,000, according to figures announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture…
Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) has reshuffled its film group, prior to releasing a beefed-up slate of 49 titles in 2006-07.
Pubcaster NHK is cutting ¥50 billion ($435 million) from its budget and axing 1,200 jobs, 10% of its staffers, to stanch red ink as more and more viewers refused to pay their subscriptions in protest…
Shochiku is beefing up its 2006 slate with local films in a wider range of genres, including animation and horror. On the foreign film side of the ledger, the biggest upcoming title is Warner Bros.'…
Usen Corp., parent company of distributor Gaga Communications, will partner with Daiwa Securities SMBC in a ¥30 billion ($263 million) content fund.
The saga of troubled Internet powerhouse Livedoor reached a climax Tuesday with the dismissal of maverick prexy Takafumi Horie, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of feeding false information to…
Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie, the upstart Internet entrepreneur whose alleged business misdealings took the Tokyo Stock Exchange on a roller-coaster ride last week, was arrested Monday on charges of…
Fuji TV is severing its ties with Livedoor, the once-hot Internet company founded by entrepreneur Takafumi Horie, whose legal woes have caused the meltdown on the Tokyo Stock Exchange over the past…
"Suite Dreams," Koki Mitani's intricately structured homage to the 1932 MGM classic "Grand Hotel," topped the Japanese weekend B.O. chart with a take of Y560 million ($4.9 million) on 415,000…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%