In a Friday crowded with seven new wide releases, Disney's pooch pic "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" barked the loudest, generating an estimated $7.8 million at 3,215 theaters.
Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" continued to do strong business at the international box office over the Sept. 26-28 frame in what's good news for Miramax and parent studio Disney.
Feelgood tuner "Mamma Mia!" finally arrives in Italy this weekend, hoping to sing up more whammo biz at the European box office, where trade is dominated by expansions and local openers.
Bill Maher's irreverent docu "Religulous" was off to a strong start as it bowed early in Gotham, grossing $13,237 on Wednesday from two theaters for a per location average of $6,619.
International hit "Mamma Mia!" stepped up to No.1 at the Korean box office in its fourth weekend, replacing "The Divine Weapon," which had dominated the charts for three consecutive frames.
"Painted Skin", the Hong Kong contender for the 2008 foreign-language Oscar, grossed RMB15.2 million ($2.2 million) on its opening day in China, according to reports from Xinhua, the official Chinese…
A whopping seven wide releases — plus the semi-wide release of Bill Maher's doc "Religulous" — debut this weekend at the domestic box office, making for the most crowded frame that anyone can…
Danish toon "Journey to Saturn" is setting local records.
Yet more strong holdover biz for feelgood tuner "Mamma Mia!" underpinned a solid weekend at the European box office where different pics topped the charts in the big five territories.
Russian helmer Marius Veisburg's "Hitler Kaput" has stormed the local box office -- a surprise in a country that's sensitive about its WWII legacy.
Bernd Eichinger's much-hyped pic about West Germany's Red Army Faction, "The Baader Meinhof Complex," had a slightly disappointing opening on home turf.