"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.
"Library Wars -- The Last Mission," a thriller about the battle to save free expression, won its second weekend at the Japan box office.
Kadokawa Corp. is a major Japanese film company, but hardly a typical one. Unlike the other three members of the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan — the organization that represents Japan's…
"Library Wars: The Last Mission," the sequel to a sci-fi thriller about the battle to defend free expression in a near-future Japan, opened at number one.