World May 5, 2020

Virus could keep theaters shut for a year, producers warn

To reopen, or not to reopen with social distancing? That is the question haunting theaters and cinemas that were shuttered overnight by coronavirus lockdowns. Theatrical impresario Cameron Mackintosh, the legendary British producer behind a half century of hit shows from "Cats" to "Hamilton", said it ...

Japan box-office revenue hit record ¥261 billion in 2019

Entertainment News Jan 28, 2020

Japan box-office revenue hit record ¥261 billion in 2019

Total box-office revenue in Japan hit a record ¥261.1 billion ($2.4 billion) in 2019, up 17.4 percent from the previous year, aided by mega-hits such as the animated film "Weathering With You," the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan said Tuesday. Cinema attendance surpassed 190 ...

Business May 21, 2018

Lion opens first kids' cinema in Thailand to boost brand recognition

Household product maker Lion Corp. has opened the first movie theater for children in Thailand, in collaboration with the largest local cinema complex operator, naming it after Lion's own "Kodomo" brand for kids' products to boost name recognition. Lion recently launched Kodomo Kids Cinema with ...

Sony expands 'The Interview' to pay-TV systems, more cinemas

Business Jan 1, 2015

Sony expands 'The Interview' to pay-TV systems, more cinemas

Sony Pictures expanded its release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview" to the largest pay-television services and to additional theaters after initial showings occurred without incident. "The Interview" will be available starting as early as Wednesday on pay-per-view from 10 companies, including Comcast Corp., ...