"Frozen" had several reasons to celebrate last night (excluding the flubbed introduction of star Idina Menzel). Aside from nabbing two Oscars, including Disney's first best animated feature win in…
Big budget, baseball-themed, period drama "Kano" took US$2.1 million in its opening weekend at the Taiwan box office.
"The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" put up a very strong opening weekend in China. It grossed an estimated $32.5 million (RMB198 million).
At Chinese New year, free-market HK turned to local films first, Chinese pictures next.
"The Monkey King," dominated the Chinese New Year box office, took top spot globally, and gave IMAX its best ever day.
Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office edged down by a whisker.
China is to crack down on fraud at the box office.
The WWII kamikaze pilot epic "The Eternal Zero" won its fifth weekend in a row at the B.O., cruising past the JPY5 billion ($49 million) milestone, the mark of a Japanese megahit.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$35.1M Universal Pictures -34.92%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$30.1M Fox -29.51%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$974,415 Cumulative:$212.9M Warner Brothers -37.02%