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…
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.
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…
Japanese media giant Kadokawa is following South Korean major CJ Entertainment and selling its stake in DreamWorks to Paramount. Kadokawa will sell its 2.91% stake for $21.7 million by the end of…
Japan's total B.O. fell 6% to ¥198,160 million ($1.7 million) in 2005, while admissions dropped 5.7%, to 160 million, according to figures announced last week by the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of…
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.'…
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$253.1M Disney -66.09%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$146.8M Paramount Pictures -73.58%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$16.9M Warner Brothers / New Line -60.81%