Former Warner Japan head William Ireton to receive "Golden Gross" Special Recognition Award from the Japan Association of Theatre Owners
Toho Cinemas has struck the largest order to date for IMAX screens in Japan.
"The Little Prince" topped the Japanese box office in its second weekend on release, rising from the number three spot.
"Raintree Country" won the three-day holiday weekend, Nov. 21-23, at the Japanese box office. "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2" opened in a lowly ninth place.
"Mozu," a cop actioner based on a hit TV series co-produced by Wowow and TBS, won its second-straight weekend at the Japanese box office.
The Koki Mitani sci-fi comedy "Galaxy Turnpike" won its second straight weekend at the Japanese box office.
"Galaxy Turnpike," the first venture into sci-fi by comedy director Koki Mitani, topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend.
Prisoner of war film was attacked by right wingers who persuaded Toho-Towa to give up on a release earlier this year.
"We no longer need Hollywood studios to tell Asian stories and take them to the world," was the message emerging from a Tokyo market debate.
Following the Japan launches of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Bonobo, an already crowded Nippon VoD market has become even tighter
Success isn't going to come quickly for Netflix in Japan, where the service debuted on Sept. 2., said the company's VP David Lee.