Largescreen exhib Imax is planning to extend its Asian rollout by adding new theaters in China and Japan.
"Inception" scored a standout estimate of $60.4 million at 3,792 locations.
Despite the World Cup finals last weekend, overseas moviegoers still found time to visit the multiplexes, with several films reaching impressive heights at the international box office.
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Moviegoers were wide awake last night for midnight screenings of Warner Bros.' "Inception," shelling out a healthy estimated $3 million at approximately 2,000 late night runs.
Warner Bros. raises the curtain on its much-anticipated dreamy fantasy "Inception."
"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" got off to a less-than-magical start Wednesday.
The World Cup soccer tourney threw a wrench in the summer's international B.O. machine, and though the tourney ended Sunday, studios still haven't cleared the pitches overseas.
Disney is looking for midweek magic as it launches "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
The death of the original Hollywood film has been greatly exaggerated.
Studios aren't necessarily calling home about their mid-summer box office report card, but with a few solid A grades so far, nobody is closing the books on what still could be a profitable season at…
Overseas audiences fed into "The Twilight Saga" frenzy during the June 30-July 4 frame with the same ravenous appetite as U.S. moviegoers.