"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" turned out to be the tonic to charge up what had been a typically quiet season at international multiplexes.
The crucial U.K. opening of Bond pic "Quantum of Solace," a fortnight ahead of its domestic debut is the key happening at the European box office this weekend.
Advance ticket sales of the John Woo epic "Red Cliff Part I" have set a record for an Asian pic in Japan.
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and holdovers "High School Musical 3" and "Saw V" all contend with a holiday that's likely to distract their young-skewing auds.
Feel-good tuner "Mamma Mia!" has become the biggest grossing Brit pic of all time at the U.K. box office.
Feel-good tuner "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" sung up boffo biz at the European box office, opening top in the U.K., Germany and Spain.
Local comedy "My Wife Got Married" swept in to top place at the Korean weekend box office, bringing some relief to a sluggish film industry and a country wracked by economic turmoil.
Pirate epic "Queens of Langkasuka" stormed the Thai box office this weekend, achieving the strongest opening performance this year for a local pic.
Flemish thriller "Loft" has broken records in its first weekend on Belgian screens, attracting more than half the total audience. Distrib Independent Films claims a B.O. gross of E739,000 ($919,196).
Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" graduated with honors at the weekend's foreign box office in a dominant launch with a socko $40 million at 3,090 playdates in 22 markets.