International audience tastes in Japanese movies different to local consumers
ROME – Hong Kong hitmaker Pang Ho-cheung's slice-of-life dramedy “Aberdeen” will open the 16th Far East Festival in Udine, Italy, Europe's biggest showcase of genre and mainstream Asian cinema, where…
Japanese sellers come to FilMart with everything from art films to big-budget commercial pics.
HONG KONG - Retro-horror film "Rigor Mortis" by first time director Juno Mak scared up solid sales business at the recent American Film Market for seller Fortissimo Films. The picture was licensed to…
LYON - Japan's Shochiku is driving into the international classics business, tapping into a 4,000-title catalogue that includes vaunted masterpieces such as "Tokyo Story" and "The Ballad of…
TOKYO — Japan has picked Ishii Yuya's quirky drama “The Great Passage” (Fune o Amu) as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. It stars Matsuda Ryuhei as a nerdy bookworm who…
Japanese movie giant, Shochiku is to allow smartphones to pay for movie tickets. The move is aimed at attracting younger patrons.
Guaranteed to vex Ozu devotees and bore mainstream auds, "Tokyo Family" is a bland and indigestible 146-minute "homage" to "Tokyo Story."
Nagisa Oshima, one of the Young Turks who launched Japanese cinema's New Wave in the 1950s and later became the most internationally prominent Japanese helmer of his generation, helming the erotic…
Japan's Shochiku has acquired all Japanese rights to Spanish horror film "Blind Alley," which world preems in Competition Friday at the Sitges Festival.
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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%