It should be a banner year in 2003 for the U.S. major studios in Europe. Forget the lineups: The boom will be coming from a stronger euro, which has been closing in on the dollar since June. A…
Last year's B.O. results for 90% of Western Europe are now in: Total admissions held, rising 0.4% to 848.2 million in 2002. Gross B.O. increased 4% to €4.89 billion ($5.25 billion), aided by ticket…
Telefonica's aggressive investment in the media from 1997 came back to haunt the giant Spanish telco last year as its media subsid Admira Media posted €669.2 million ($719.6 million) full-year net…
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox -76.03%
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Daily:$962,590 Cumulative:$13.7M Universal Pictures -67.12%
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Daily:$864,209 Cumulative:$12.4M Warner Brothers -68.56%
Barcelona-based Manga Films, one of Spain's biggest indie distribbers, is entering local pic production. Manga will co-produce four films this year with Spain's Iris Star, headed by Pere Domenech.
Two of Spain's best known animation execs, Sergi Reitg and Myriam Ballesteros, have created Icon, a Barcelona-based toon production and distribution company.
Spain's largest media group, Prisa, stood firm in 2002, posting full-year net profits of e82.1 million ($88.2 million), 7% higher than in 2001. Revenue increased 1.6% to $1.3 billion.
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Intl. Film Festival has launched a new minimart -- the EuroForum '03 Audiovisual Co-Production Market -- aimed at furthering European co-productions and investment in…
Oliver Stone's Fidel Castro docu "Comandante" has sold to Italy's Mikado Film. Deals will close shortly for the U.K., Japan and France.
Spanish actor Fele Martinez will star opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in Pedro Almodovar's next feature, "La mala educacion" (Bad Education).
Entrepreneurs Alfredo Ulloa and Sergio Vidal have created Goya Films, a Madrid-based outfit focusing on the production and distribution for Spain of TV movies.