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'Astro Boy' bombs in Japan, takes off in China

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Nintendo comes down to earth after once-in-a-lifetime run
Oct 30, 2009 by Ars Technica
handsonmariowii-thumb-640xauto-5972.jpgThe Japanese company is going to have to lower its gaze and fight in the trenches, as analysts expect at least one more big hit to drive profits before the ...

'Astro Boy' bombs in Japan, takes off in China
Oct 28, 2009 by Hollywood Reporter

TOKYO -- Imagi Entertainment's "Astro Boy" bombed in Japan, but Chinese viewers seem to have taken a liking to the Japanese cartoon character.
After opening on more than 200 screens on the weekend of Oct. 10-12, "Astro Boy" pulled in a disappointing $328,457 in its first week, an average of just over $1,500 per screen, to put it at the bottom of the week's rankings. For comparison, the same week's top film, NTV's "Kaiji," took over $4 million from just over 300 screens at an average of over $13,200.
If distributor Kadokawa was hoping for a slow burner, it was to be disappointed as "Atom," as it was titled locally, dropped out of the top 10 and out of sight the following week. The latest overseas adaptation of a much-loved manga and TV series, it looks to have gone the way of other recent attempts such as the live-action versions of "Speed Racer" and "Dragonball Evolution," which both failed to ignite the boxoffice in the land of their origin. ...

Sony stays in the red, trims annual loss forecast
Oct 30, 2009 by The Associated Press

The Japanese electronics and entertainment giant has been battered by the global slowdown, sliding prices of gadgets and its failure to produce new ...

dsi LL: Nintendo supersizes its gaming handheld
Oct 29, 2009 by CNET News

John P. Falcone covers home theater and network entertainment products. He's been writing for CNET since 2002. by zyxxy October 29, 2009 6:35 AM PDT For us ...

Japanese actress drug trial draws crowd of 6000
Oct 26, 2009 by The Associated Press

The scandal has dominated headlines for months in Japan, and authorities have said they will crack down on drug use in the entertainment industry. ...

Art Wars
Oct 29, 2009 by Wall Street Journal

Mr. Komala is spokesman for a group of four Asian auction houses, his own plus ones from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, that staged an inaugural Hong Kong ...

Sony Ericsson shows off its new colours
Oct 28, 2009 by Business Standard

Almost eight years back when Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson forged a partnership to ...

Asian markets snap losing streak on US growth
Oct 30, 2009 by The Associated Press

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss of $289 million and trimmed its estimate of full year ...

Sony still struggling amid global slump
Oct 28, 2009 by BusinessWeek

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports fiscal second quarter earnings on Friday. The following is a summary of ...
By A.S. on Nov 1, 2009
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