Domestic box office totals are up a strong 9% from the comparable period last year.
If exhibitors are the unsung heros of the entertainment industry, their presence was certainly made known at ShoWest's closing night awards Thursday at the Paris ballroom in Las Vegas.
The specialty box office saw a clutch of promising openings this weekend, led by Apparition's rock biopic "The Runaways," which grossed an estimated $803,629 at 244 screens.
Disney's 3D fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" continued to make headway at the international B.O. over the March 12-14 weekend, entering its second stanza, with $76 million at 6,621 screens in 48…
In its final year as ShoWest, studios at the confab emphasized the industry's multiple dimensions.
Three wide releases this weekend offer a choice for every demo.
ShoWest showed off its green side on St. Patrick's Day, with exhibitors displaying eco-friendly theater practices.
In his final farewell as outgoing chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Dan Glickman delivered the ShoWest convention address.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Non-Stop1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$35.1M Universal Pictures -34.92%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$30.1M Fox -29.51%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$974,415 Cumulative:$212.9M Warner Brothers -37.02%