Local pics took a whopping 59.5% share at the Japanese box office in 2008, up from 47% in 2007, according to figures from the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren).
Shochiku, which has been presenting the traditional theatrical art of Kabuki since 1895, has announced plans to replace its landmark Kabuki-za theater in Tokyo.
Nintendo said on Thursday that it is lowering its profit forecast for the fiscal year to Y230 billion ($2.56 billion), down by 33% compared with its estimate in October.
Sony's net profit dropped 95% in the third quarter due to a strengthening yen, the gloomy economy and stiffer price competition from electronics rivals.
The U.S. film adaptation of "Astro Boy," the iconic 1960s Japanese toon about a robot boy and his scientist "father," is back on track after producer Imagi Entertainment temporarily suspended…
Cine Qua Non's prexy Lee Bong-ou has developed a three-year plan for corporate survival. One element is diversification, with a corporate reorganization creating divisions for the company's legit…
Mobile communication powerhouse Index Holdings will sell its 71% stake in Nikkatsu, Japan's oldest studio, by the end of February.
Sony Corp. has warned that it will deliver larger than expected losses -- approaching $3 billion -- for the current year to March.
Citing the rapid digitalization of the U.S. biz where 3-D digtal pics are becoming the norm, exhibs Toho and Kadokawa Group Holdings are partnering to convert their screens in Japan to digital…
Almost half of Japan's 127 TV stations -- 55 -- recorded losses in the first half of fiscal 2008, according to a survey by the National Assn. of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan (NAB), the largest…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$3.2M Cumulative:$61.3M Universal Pictures -13.60%
Hercules2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.6M Paramount Pictures -19.10%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$180.6M Fox -12.84%