Hollywood pics used to dominate the Japanese market, the world's second largest, with regal ease. But with Japanese viewers turning more toward local product, Hollywood majors are looking to get in…
The Fuji TV network took the annual ratings crown in all three major categories for the fifth straight year, according to figures released by ratings agency Video Research on Monday.
Yoji Yamada, the veteran helmer who has become one of Japan's most consistent exports, will crank up his new pic "Younger Brother" (Otouto) in Jan.
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" topped the Japanese box office with a $5.03 million take in its opening four-day weekend. Alien invasion pic saw 359,000 admissions during the Dec. 19-21 period.
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" topped the Japanese box office with a $5.03 million take in its opening four day weekend. Alien invasion pic saw 359,000 admissions from Friday Dec. 19 to Sunday Dec…
Japan's foreign-language Oscar hopeful, Yojiro Takita's "Departures," an offbeat drama set in the funeral biz, has scooped the most nominations, 13, for the Japan Academy Awards, including picture…
Toei has cancelled the Jan. 17 release of "Fukemon," starring Masatoshi Nakamura as a handyman, because cash-strapped production company J&E Intl. failed to finish the film.
Kyoto District Court on Tuesday sentenced an Internet pic pirate to two years in prison, suspended for three years, for violating Japan's copyright law.
Boosted by helmer Hayao Miyazaki's hit toon "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," distrib Toho has set a new company record for annual box offices earnings.
NBC Universal is mulling launching a digital satellite pay TV channel in Japan.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%