Helmer John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff: Part I" is top of Japan's box office for the third straight week, with a cume of $26 million from 2 million admissions.
Once such a hard sell, Japanese gameshow formats are a hot item overseas, especially in the West.
Universal Pictures Intl. Entertainment will acquire a majority share in Geneon, a Japanese pic and toon producer and DVD distrib that is a wholly owned subsid of ad shop Dentsu.
The John Woo period epic "Red Cliff Part I" has topped the Japanese weekend B.O. for the second week in a row.
Fox Japan and the Fuji TV network have announced the details of their joint Japanese remake of the hit 2004 Alexander Payne drama "Sideways."
The John Woo period epic "Red Cliff Part I" topped the Japanese B.O. on its three-day opening weekend.
Sony Pictures Television Intl.'s networks group Tuesday announced that it has acquired Mystery Channel in Japan from former owners Marubeni, Media Intl. and Broadmedia Studios.
Tokyo-based the New Media Group will carry E! and Style Network on its World On-Demand broadband strand, the company announced Friday.
Advance ticket sales of the John Woo epic "Red Cliff Part I" have set a record for an Asian pic in Japan.
The Japanese film distribution biz has been steadily chipping away at Hollywood's one-time dominance with many of the same strategies that have made local comics, toons, TV shows, games and music so…
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%