Mention the name Toho to most American filmgoers, and you'll probably get blank stares in response. But list some of this powerhouse Japanese studio's pics, and you'll elicit eager affirmation.
How to explain Toho's smashing success as a distrib? In 2006, it released nine of the 10 highest-earning local pics, including the top three: the toon "Tales From Earthsea" ($65 million), sea…
Though the studio arm of Toho has made its name by bringing powerful beasts and sword-wielding samurais to the screen over its 75 years, it wasn't until recently that its exhibition division became a…
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$5.6M Cumulative:$24.3M Sony / Screen Gems -42.28%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 22Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$15.9M Warner Brothers -44.30%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$306.0M Disney -46.66%
Foreign film distrib Toho-Towa will release six pics from Universal by May and 14 altogether.
Toho, Japan's leading distrib and exhibitor, will consolidate all its exhibition operations under the banner of wholly owned subsidiary Toho Cinemas. The change streamlines the organization as the…
Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising agency, has taken a capital stake in studio Toho as part of deal between the two media powerhouses to partner in a range of areas, including film production.
Japanese film distributor Toho recorded a parent-only net profit of slightly more than 6.2 billion yen ($47.7 million), almost the same as the previous year.
Japanese movie distributor Toho-Towa expects "The Sixth Day" to gross more than ¥10 billion yen ($93 million) in Japan, said Tamotsu Asada, marketing director.
Japanese movie company Toho said Tuesday that it rode the back of distribution revenue from the hit movie "Princess Mononoke" to rack up a record profit for its fiscal year 1997 of 11.44 billion yen…