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Japan Box Office Boom Fueled by Free Time and Rising Wages

Defying a slowly shrinking population and the rise of streaming platforms, Japan's box office is spiking in 2019 thanks to rising wages, a shift in corporate culture and a strong lineup of local and Hollywood films. Box office revenue was up 16 percent in the first half of the year, with July alone surging 30 percent from the same corridor in 2018.

Why Disney’s Original ‘Jungle Book’ Is Germany’s Biggest Film of All Time

How a cadre of 1960s cabaret artists and musicians turned a very loose translation of Disney's 1967 classic into a bigger hit than 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' or 'Star Wars.'

Disney Succession: Peter Chernin Won’t Pursue Bob Iger’s Job

The former Fox film chair is said to be uninterested in returning to the corporate world.

MIPCOM: CanalPlus Secures French Pay-TV, SVOD Rights to New ‘Star Wars’ in Disney Deal

The new agreement also covers all previous 'Star Wars' films, as well as Pixar and Marvel titles and ABC series including 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Lost.'

MIPCOM: Global Networks Jump On New Shondaland Series ‘The Catch’

Disney has inked deals with 186 territories worldwide for the thriller from the team behind 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away With Murder.'

Germany Enlists Darth Vader for Nationwide Bike Safety Billboard Campaign

A Disney-sanctioned campaign from the German transport ministry has the Sith Lord calling on bike riders to don protective head gear.

Disney Executives, Politicians Attend Tokyo Film Festival Opening Night

Rain eased off as stars, politicians and a Japanese royal walked the red carpet to see 'Big Hero 6'

‘Maleficent’ Opens at No. 1 in Japan, Ends ‘Frozen’s’ Record Run

"Edge of Tomorrow" lands with $2.54 million, while "Frozen" passes $240 million in its 17th week of release in another great week for Disney in Japan.

Jeffrey Katzenberg to Present ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Sneak Peek at CineEurope

New indie screening section of Euro cinema trade show to feature Lionsgate's "Step Up: Revolution in 3D" and Cannes winner "Amour."

Foreign Box Office: ‘The Avengers’ Conquers Overseas; Sets Opening Records in Latin America and Asia

Marvel/Disney release bags more than $25 million in the U.K.; No. 2, "Battleship," still tops in Russia.