TheEuropean Film Market (EFM) sales of Toei's domestic blockbuster Yamato (Otokotachi no Yamato) are progressing smoothly, with twelve countries lockedin so far. Eastern European deals were among the first closed, including
With Yamato's success at home and the
Billedas the largest and most expensive production in Japanese film history, the 3billion yen ($25.5m) World War II epic has grossed over $35m (Y4.2bn) so farand remains in the box office top-10 after 9 weeks. Yamato has recently had its original eight-week theatrical runextended across
Toeiis also holding market screenings of Underthe Same Moon (Onaji Tsuki wo Miteiru),directed by Battle RoyaleII helmer Kenta Fukasaku and Memoriesof Tomorrow starring Ken Watanabe.