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'Battle: Los Angeles' not showing in Japan due to disaster

A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles in Columbia Pictures' action thriller 'Battle: Los Angeles.' (Courtesy Columbia Pictures)

March 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Sony Pictures is delaying the release of the movie, "Battle: Los Angeles," in Japan because of the disaster.

The film is about an alien invasion and shows images of mass destruction.

The earthquake and tsunami are also affecting the global box office. International movie ticket sales plunged 60 percent last weekend compared to last year.

Analysts said Japan is one of Hollywood's biggest markets, accounting for about 10 percent of international box office revenue.