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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Stands Still on Top

5 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — The smash hit animation “Stand By Me Doraemon” won the Aug. 30-31 weekend with $4.96 million on 380,005 admissions, improving on its score for the previous frame.

Now in its fourth week on release, the film boasts a cumulative total of JPY5.8 billion ($55 million) from 4.38 million admissions, making its entry into the six billion Yen club a certainty. 

Entering the B.O. chart at number two was “Lupin III,” a live-action version of a long-lived comic/anime franchise about the escapades of the irrepressible eponymous thief. The film recorded $4.24 million on 335,000 admissions from 307 screens and now seems likely to reach the $30 million mark.

Bowing at number three was the Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” which earned a solid $1.9 million on 150,000 admissions. This was twice the opening-weekend take of the 2008 Besson-produced thriller “Taken.”  Toho Towa is handling the release. 

Among other films returning to the chart, the Warner-produced “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” had the highest cume, »

- Mark Schilling

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Update: Int’l Box Office: ‘Apes’ Dawns In China With $47M; ‘Into The Storm’ Whips Up Korea #1; ‘Lucy’ Crosses $150M; More

31 August 2014 9:02 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3Rd Update, 9:02 Pm Pt: International box office was even with last weekend across the Top 10 studio releases with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes the big gorilla thanks to a strong China opening. Lucy was also in on the action again this frame with a cumulative $31.2M in Universal and EuropaCorp territories. Compared to last year, the session was up 39%. Players at that time included Elysium, One Direction: This Is Us and The Conjuring, with Monsters University adding another $10M in China.

Along with Apes this weekend in China, How To Train Your Dragon 2 was a strong performer and is expected to take the No. 2 spot with $6.3M in frame 3. After a period that saw a focus on boosting local movies, the market is now getting a steady influx of Hollywood titles – Expendables 3 opens there tomorrow (Monday) and Into The Storm blows in on Sept 12. Also in Asia, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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The Legend Ends this September

31 August 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Based on the popular manga series "Rurouni Kenshin", written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro, we first bought you news of Kyoto Inferno hitting Japanese cinema screens a little while back now. Both that and the upcoming second sequel were directed by Ohtomo Keishi, who directed the first Rurouni Kenshin film in 2012. The third instalment, fittingly entitled The Legend Ends, is set for release on September 13, 2014. We now have a final trailer for the new film with English subtitles and it certainly looks like a fitting end to the trilogy. Check it out at the link below. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends trailer »

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Theatrical Trailer For Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends

29 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first of two sequels to the 2012 live-action Rurouni Kenshin film opened on August 1, 2014 in Japan. To date, the film has earned $30.64M dollars in Japan.     Courtesy of Ann, we have a translation of what's being stated in the trailer. Kenshin: There is an opponent that I must defeat. The man Makoto Shishio who became the hitokiri after me is threatening the country. Shishio: It's time to start taking back the country! Kenshin: If he takes control of the country, so many people will suffer. Text: For the sake of the future Man: Place the fate of Japan on your swords!! Text: That was entrusted to a single man. Shishio: That guy is still alive. If you hold your life dear, find him, and behead him before the people. Kaoru: Stop it!! Shishio: It's time to end this. Aoshi: I've thrown away everything in order to defeat you. »

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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Stays on Top

26 August 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — The number one movie at the Japanese box office, for the 3rd weekend in a row, was “Stand By Me Doraemon.”  

The first 3D CG entry in the long-running animation series about a blue robot cat and its boy companion drove its cumulative score to $44.1 million over the Aug. 23-24 weekend. It now looks likely to reach the JPY5 billion ($48 million) milestone sometime this week. 

Number two was “Hot Road,” starring hot young actor Rena Nonen as a 14-year-old who falls for a biker in 1980s Japan. The picture raised its cume to $10.5 million in its second week on release.

The Warner-produced samurai pic “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” held onto 3rd place in its third week on release with a cume of $36.5 million. The film’s second part, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends,” will hit theaters on Sept. 13. 

Entering the charts at number four was Warner’s “Into the Storm. »

- Mark Schilling

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Intl Box Office Update: ‘Lucy’ Crosses $100M Overseas; ‘Sin City 2′ Drops In Russia; More

25 August 2014 2:33 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

4th Update, 2:33 Pm Pt: Universal, Sony and Lionsgate have weighed in, so we have nine more titles reporting (see below for final numbers on all films).

3Rd Update, 12:45 Pm Pt: Actuals are coming in for the international weekend with Disney, Paramount, Fox and Warner Bros reporting. There were no major discrepancies, although Guardians Of The Galaxy jumped from an estimated $20.7M to $21.3M for the weekend. In the reverse, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For was less sexy than predicted in Russia with $3.35M versus an initial estimate of $4.7M. Fox is releasing there on behalf of A Company Russia. Figures have been updated for the films above as well as How To Train Your Dragon 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into The Storm, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Hercules, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, The Fault In Our Stars, Relatos Salvajes, Let’s Be Cops, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. Watch The Stellar New Trailer For The Epic Finale.

22 August 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

The live action adaptations of hugely popular manga and anime series Rurouni Kenshin have been positively tearing up the Japanese box office charts and it's not hard at all to see why. Ohtomo Keishi's first installment - released in 2012 - delivered such an entertaining piece of spectacle for both old fans and new that a further two films were greenlit immediately to be released back to back forming a full trilogy. Part two? Also a huge hit. Part three? That releases September 13th and, yep, the freshly released - and English subtitled - trailer promises a truly epic finale. This is just pure entertainment. Take a look below....

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Tom Cruise to Be Honored with Japan’s J3C Award at L.A. EigaFest

20 August 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The fourth annual L.A. EigaFest, running Sept. 12-14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom Cruise with the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government, honors Hollywood creators and personalities who help bring Japanese content to a worldwide audience.

This is the first time that the J3C Awards will be held in conjunction with L.A. EigaFest. In addition to Tom Cruise, “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman and “Godzilla” producer Legendary Pictures will be honored at the ceremony, held Sept. 13 at the official residence of the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles.

L.A. EigaFest, presented by the Japan Film Society, hosts several premieres and special screenings with the intention of showcasing Japanese and Japanese-influenced films to American audiences.

This year, L.A. EigaFest will open with the international premiere of “Lupin the Third,” featuring director »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Leads for 2nd Week

19 August 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo — “Stand By Me Doraemon,” the 3D CG reworking of a long-running 2D animated series about a robot cat and his boy companion, earned $6.8 million on 503,000 admissions on the weekend (Aug. 16-17) to drive its cume to $31.8 million, while taking the Bo top spot for the second weekend in a row. The pic is now expected to finish with $52 million. 

Bowing in the number two slot was “Hot Road,” a Japanese drama about a teen girl’s love for a bad-boy biker in the 1980s, which opened with $3.9 million on 284,000 admissions. The popularity of lead Rena Nonen, fresh from her starring turn in the hit Nhk drama “Ama-chan,” boosted the pic’s B.O., especially in the provinces. 

Ranking in third was “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” the first of a two-part samurai swashbuckler produced by Warner Entertainment Japan. The pic dropped just 19% from the previous weekend, while driving its »

- Mark Schilling

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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Cartoon Trumps Tepid ‘Transformers 4′

12 August 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tokyo – “Transformers: Age of Extinction” entered the Japanese Bo at number three for the weekend of August 9-10 with $4.75 million on 302,992 admissions and 760 screens. The three-day total for the fourth entry in the “Transformers” series, including Friday sneaks, was $5.1 million.

Japan was the last major territory to release the movie, which has already grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

The bow for “Transformers 4” was 15% lower than the first weekend B.O. recorded by the third part “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” in 2011. That went on to earn $41.6 million in Japan.

Leading the B.O. for the weekend was “Stand By Me Doraemon,” the first 3D CG entry in the long-running anime series about a robot cat and his boy companion. Opening on 319 screens, less than half of the total for “Transformers 4,” the local film scored $7.5 million on 554,911 admissions. Its three-day total was $9.7 million.

Last week’s number one, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, »

- Mark Schilling

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Intl Box Office Final: ‘Turtles’ Kicks In $29M Opening; ‘Guardians’ At $313M Ww; ‘Maleficent’ Tops $500M; ‘InBetweeners 2′ Smashes UK Records

11 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, Monday, 1.45 Pm and 3:15 Pm: All major titles are updated, including opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which has tallied $94.5M worldwide, Guardians of the Galaxy (now at $313M ww), openers Into the Storm, Step Up All In, and holdovers Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Lucy, Boyhood, Neighbors, The Purge: Anarchy, The Fault in Our Stars, How Train Your Dragon 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Blended, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Just received Sony’s final numbers on Sex Tape and 22 Jump Street a little after 3 p.m.

2nd Update, Sunday 2:00 Pm: We’ve added openers Into the Storm and about 15 more titles from Universal, Fox, Warner Bros. and others, including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opened in Germany as No. 1 in the marketplace. It has yet to bow in China and has already passed the lifetime »

- Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione

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Intl Box Office Final: ‘Turtles’ Kicks In $29M Opening; ‘Guardians’ At $313M Ww; ‘Maleficent’ Tops $500M; ‘InBetweeners 2′ Smashes UK Records

11 August 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, Monday, 1.45 Pm and 3:15 Pm: All major titles are updated, including opener Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which has tallied $94.5M worldwide, Guardians of the Galaxy (now at $313M ww), openers Into the Storm, Step Up All In, and holdovers Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Lucy, Boyhood, Neighbors, The Purge: Anarchy, The Fault in Our Stars, How Train Your Dragon 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, Blended, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Just received Sony’s final numbers on Sex Tape and 22 Jump Street a little after 3 p.m. 2nd Update, Sunday […] »

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Fantasia 2014 Award Winners Include Cybernatural and Closer to God; 2015 Dates Announced

9 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This past Wednesday, August 6th, saw the close of the 18th edition of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival; and now that the dust has settled, we have the full list of this year's award winners plus the Fest's dates for 2015.

From the Press Release:

Returning to its home at Concordia University after the location’s massive 2013 renovations, the acclaimed Fantasia International Film Festival, North America’s longest-running genre film fest, benefited from having three theaters in which to screen its record 160+ films.

Among the numerous highlights that took place during the three-week festival were the crowd-pleasing, revelatory world premieres of Leo Gabriadze’s Cybernatural (review here), Sarah Adina Smith’s The Midnight Swim, and Bennett JonesI Am A Knife With Legs. Also of note were massively successful screenings of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee Su-jin’s Han Gong-ju, Keishi Otomo’s Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno, »

- Debi Moore

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Fantasia Int’l Film Festival Awards ‘Uzumasa Limelight,’ ‘Infinite Man’

8 August 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ken Ochiai’s “Uzumasa Limelight,” pictured, took the Cheval Noir prize at the 18th annual Fantasia Intl. Film Festival in Montreal. Hugh Sullivan’s “The Infinite Man” was named best first film in the New Flesh Award competition while the Satoshi Kon prize for animation went to Mizuho Nishikubo’s “Giovanni’s Island.”

The festival, which ran July 17-Aug. 5,  screend more than 160 films in 216 theatrical presentations. The event received a record 129,000 attendees, up 30% from the 2013 festival.

Leo Gabriadze’s “Cybernatural,” Sarah Adina Smith’s “The Midnight Swim” and Bennett Jones’ “I Am a Knife with Legs” had world premiere screenings, while Mamoru Oshii (“Ghost in the Shell”) and Tobe Hooper (“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”) were presented with lifetime achievement awards. Other significant screenings include “Boyhood,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Welcome to New York,” “Han Gong-ju,” “Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno” and “Frank.”

The next edition is scheduled to for July 16-Aug. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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New Trailer For The Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels (w/ Subs)

8 May 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel   Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, Yosuke Eguchi plays Hajime Saitō, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays Makoto Shishio, the venerable min Tanaka plays Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, Kazufumi Miyazawa plays Toshimichi Ōkubo, Yukiyoshi Ozawa plays Hirobumi Itō, Kaito Ōyagi plays Yahiko Myōjin, Maryjun Takahashi plays Yumi Komagata and Ryosuke Miura plays Chō Sawagejō. Watsuki's original »

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New Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Poster

26 April 2014 5:52 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Check out the latest new poster from the first of two live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels dropping later this Summer in Japan.  If you were a fan of the first live-action film, you'll definitely want to check these out. The tagline reads: "Farewell, Kenshin". Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, »

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Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Release New Teaser

20 March 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first installment in the two-part adaptation of Kyoto Arc from Nobuhiro Watsuki Rurouni Kenshin manga looks quite epic. There's a host of new characters - allies and foe alike, that fans have been very anxious to see. And from the looks of things, director Keishi Ōtomo will not disappoint. The first film, Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc, will be released August 1st. Part 2, Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc, will follow a month later on September 13th. Keep your fingers crossed for a limited theatrical release here in the Us. Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto »

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New Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Promotional Photos

10 March 2014 4:39 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, Yosuke Eguchi plays Hajime Saitō, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays Makoto Shishio, the venerable min Tanaka plays Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, Kazufumi Miyazawa plays Toshimichi Ōkubo, Yukiyoshi Ozawa plays Hirobumi Itō, Kaito Ōyagi plays Yahiko Myōjin, Maryjun Takahashi plays Yumi Komagata and Ryosuke Miura plays Chō Sawagejō. Watsuki's original »

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New Stills From The Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels

10 February 2014 10:25 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rurôuni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc will be released in Japanese theaters in August and Rurôuni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc will follow a month later, in September. Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, Yosuke Eguchi plays Hajime Saitō, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays Makoto Shishio, the venerable min Tanaka plays Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, »

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The Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequels Release New Poster

7 February 2014 2:57 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Related Content: Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Production Update 2 New Stills From Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Tao Tsuchiya Cast As Misao Makimachi In Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Sequel Next summer's live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequels, "Rurôni Kenshin: The Great Kyôto Fire arc" and "Rurôni Kenshin: The End of a Legend arc" will look to adapt the "Kyoto Arc" of the original manga from Nobuhiro Watsuki. Keishi Ōtomo returns to direct both feature films for Studio Swan. Takeru Satoh plays Kenshin Himura, Emi Takei returns as Kaoru Kamiya, Yusuke Iseya plays Aoshi Shinomori, Munetaka Aoki plays Sanosuke Sagara, Yuu Aoi co-stars as Megumi Takani, Ryunosuke Kamiki plays Sōjirō Seta, Yosuke Eguchi plays Hajime Saitō, Tatsuya Fujiwara plays Makoto Shishio, the venerable min Tanaka plays Nenji Kashiwazaki/Okina, Kazufumi Miyazawa plays Toshimichi Ōkubo, Yukiyoshi Ozawa plays Hirobumi Itō, Kaito Ōyagi plays Yahiko Myōjin, Maryjun Takahashi plays Yumi Komagata and Ryosuke Miura plays Chō Sawagejō. Watsuki's original »

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