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…
Kazuyuki Izutsu's "Pacchigi!," a rough-and-tumble Romeo-and-Juliet romance set in 1960s Kyoto, has topped the 2005 Kinema Junpo magazine Best 10 critics poll, the oldest and most prestigious award of…
Yoshimoto Kogyo, an Osaka, Japan-based talent agency with extensive media interests, is launching a film fund to underwrite two comedy features.
Japanese authorities have ordered Virgin Entertainment Japan to pay ¥4.3 billion ($36.7 million) in taxes due on the 2003 sale of its local theater chain to Toho Co. The Tokyo Regional Taxation…
"Yamato: The Last Battle," Junya Sato's epic about a doomed Japanese battleship in the closing days of WWII, recorded its 1 millionth admission on its 12th day of release -- the quickest any film…
A Tokyo department store is offering one lucky shopper a chance to star in a made-to-order short shot by the Shochiku studio on a ¥100 million ($854,700) budget -- higher than for many local…
Tokyo Broadcasting System, a major Japanese TV network active in film production, has revealed plans to invest, with Asmik Ace Entertainment and Cinema Investment Corp., in "Trapped Ashes," a new…
"Yamato: The Last Battle," a WWII naval action pic that has roused the ire of Japan's neighbors for its flag-waving theatrics, looks likely to become the No. 1 Japanese hit of 2005. Last weekend, its…
Icot, an Osaka, Japan-based content-management company, has announced the launch of two movie funds, one for features, the other for animation, with the backing of brokerage Mizuho Securities.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
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%