Toho, Japan's biggest distrib and exhib, has unveiled a 30-pic line-up for 2010 that promises stiff competition for Hollywood in the already difficult Japanese market.
Distrib Toho and its partners have decided to advance screen the last pic of the smash hit "20th Century Boys" sci-fi action trilogy minus its ending.
Citing the rapid digitalization of the U.S. biz where 3-D digtal pics are becoming the norm, exhibs Toho and Kadokawa Group Holdings are partnering to convert their screens in Japan to digital…
Hiro Matsuoka has been tapped as prexy of foreign pic distrib Toho-Towa.
Toho has filed suit against DVD distrib Cosmo Coordinate in Tokyo District Court, seeking ¥120 million ($1.2 million) in damages from Cosmo, which has been making and selling cut-price DVDs of Akira…
After getting off to a slow start, distrib Toho finished 2007 with a B.O. bang, setting a new company record of 59.5 billion yen ($561.4 million), for a 2.2% year-on gain.
Akira Kurosawa's 1958 action comedy "The Hidden Fortress" ("Kakushi toride no san-akunin") -- said to be the inspiration for "Star Wars" -- will be remade in Japan, producer and distrib Toho has…
Toho is an old-time Hollywood mogul's dream: a vertically integrated behemoth with its own theater chain and studio -- both the biggest in the country -- whose lineup dominates the domestic B.O.…
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…