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Japan’s Toho Having Record Year at Box Office

TOKYO — Toho, Japan’s biggest distributor and exhibitor, has recorded the biggest first half box office in company history. From January to June, Toho earned $365 million from its line-up, including the live-action hits “The Eternal Zero” (pictured, above) and “Thermae Romae,” as well as new entries in the enduringly popular Doraemon, Crayon Shinchan and Detective Conan series.

This represents a 165.9% rise over the same period the previous year. It also compares with the previous record of $355 million for the January-June period in 2012.

Also, in the January-June period this year, the three Toho Group theater management companies — Toho Cinemas, Hokkaido Toho and Kansai Koei Kogyo, with a total of 609 screens, recorded a BO of $262 million, for a year-on gain of 120.3%. Adding to exhibition coffers was “Frozen,” whose cume now stands at $242 million, making it the third-biggest hit in Japanese BO history.

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