"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…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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.
NBC Universal plans to launch a digital broadcast satellite service in Japan, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper.
Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan's largest cable TV operator, has purchased No. 3 cabler Mediatti Communications for $303 million, J:Com announced on Thurs-day.
Fuji TV will produce two features based on its hit "Nodame cantabile" drama series about the life and loves of an aspiring pianist.