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 ...