Japan box office

Can Frozen 2 Replicate the Success of the First Film in Japan?

The year was 2013. Walt Disney Animation Studios, also known as Disney Animation, had experienced a couple of successful years, finally been able to come out of the creative slump it had found itself at since 1999 when Tarzan became the last film of the Disney Renaissance. The decade that followed had been marked by…

3 Reasons Why Hollywood Movies are Less Popular in Japan Box Office Today

During the westernization of Japan, more Japanese filmgoers prefer foreign films–particularly Hollywood films–over Japanese cinema. However, just recently, Japan is now turning the table on Hollywood as more Japanese moviegoers are choosing their home-grown cinema. Last year, 14 out of the top 20 box office films that were released in Japan were produced locally by…