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.
Gaga Communications, a leading Japanese indie distrib with ambitious production aims, will tap into the largest production fund yet launched in Japan. The ¥30 billion ($252 million) fund is being…
Yahoo! Japan and its parent company Softbank on Monday launched TV Bank, a new online movie and video clip service, on the Yahoo Japan Web site. TV Bank offers recent and classic Japanese and foreign…
Buena Vista Intl. Japan unspooled "Chicken Little" on Thursday, Japan's first screening using the Disney Digital 3-D system, at the AMC Ikspiari multiplex in the Tokyo Disney Resort.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$143.4M Fox -61.96%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Universal Pictures -54.45%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$19.4M Disney -59.06%