Zhang Yimou's $45 million Oscar contender "Curse of the Golden Flower" followed up its record-breaking opening weekend B.O. of $12.5 million with a 50 million yuan ($6.4 million) take in the second…
Following its socko one-day start on Christmas, Paramount and DreamWorks' bigscreen musical "Dreamgirls" will be up for a test this frame as the pic plays its first full weekend in 852 playdates.
After a decidedly downbeat 2005, international box office has recovered nicely this year, tallying $14.6 billion in grosses to mark an 11% gain.
A tiny movie about port-a-potties led the charge in Oz, a hick film set on a French farm wowed the Gauls, and a family film about a Bavarian boy's obsession with religion galvanized the German B.O.
A gothic tale of a killer who follows his nose, a slapstick fairytale, a look at the World Cup and a devastating chronicle of domestic espionage contributed to a 10% boost at the Teutonic box office…
Local fare almost closed the gap on Hollywood in 2006 as a slew of hits helped French cinema achieve its best performance in two decades, driving a 7% uptick in overall ticket sales.
South Korea is the prime example of a market in which Hollywood kingpins have lost their crowns to local films. Latter will rep 61% of total grosses compared to 34% for U.S. films.
The B.O. share for local movies remained unvaried in Italy in 2006, a lackluster year during which most Italo titles took unexpected beatings.
Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" notched up a hometurf career best for the director with $13 million in grosses. That was, for example, much better than "Borat," which pulled in a measly $2.7 million.
Hollywood studio pix typically gross 10% of their domestic U.S. haul in their Down Under release. This year was no exception. Locals refute, however, the belief that Australia is the 51st state.