Anime: Live-Action Space Battleship Yamato earns 943 million yen in five days. The live-action filmadaptation of the science-fiction anime Space Battleship Yamato was seen 791,012 times on its way to earning 943,995,550 yen (about US$11.4 million) in five days. The film’s distributor TOHO made the announcement on Monday. The film was seen 412,129 times and made 528,215,150 yen (US$6.4 million) during the December 4-5 weekend alone, which put the film at #1 on the weekend box office chart. CinemaToday.com.
Star Trek/Video Games: Trek Quest game releases. Trek Quest HDfor the iPad and Trek Quest2.4 for the iPhone and IPod Touch were released today by SchoSoft. Based on the classic 1970s computer game, Super Star Trek, Trek Quest“recreates the excitement of early gaming while bringing it into the twenty-first century with modern themes and advanced graphics.” TrekToday.com.
Movies: Weekend box office wrap-up: Tangled rules a very slow weekend. The annual post-turkey blues kicked in as the North American box office plunged with the Top 20 dropping by 53% from last week’s Thanksgiving holiday. The action entry The Warrior’s Way was the only new wide release and was dead on arrival landing in ninth place. Last weekend’s top two choices swapped positions as all films suffered steep declines. Overall, ticket sales slumped to the second lowest point of 2010 as moviegoers found almost nothing to be excited about or worth paying top dollar for. Outside of the top two films, no wide release averaged more than $2,500 this weekend. Rotten Tomatoes.