Jesus vs. James Bond. That unlikely matchup will indeed unfold this weekend at the U.S. box office as New Line preps "The Nativity Story" to do battle with Sony holdover "Casino Royale," as well as…
Japanese pics are on track to grab a majority share of the 2006 box office, the first time domestic product has beaten foreign films since 1985, according to numbers compiled by the Nikkei newspaper.
Dominating international business, "Casino Royale" broke the bank at the overseas box office with $66.2 million at 6,600 playdates in 50 markets.
"The Queen" has some nice legs. Miramax's drama, directed by Stephen Frears, took in $2.8 million over the three-day holiday frame and $3.5 million over five, lifting its cume to almost $21 million.
The penguins are powerful. Warner Bros.' "Happy Feet" crossed the $100 million mark after just two weeks in release, dancing to a five-day Thanksgiving take of $51.5 million. Three-day perf of $37.9…
When families gather around the Thanksgiving table, the results can be unpredictable, but not so over the five-day holiday weekend at the B.O. as two holdovers - "Happy Feet" and "Casino Royale"…
Suave superspy James Bond unseated kooky Kazakh commentator Borat Sagdiyev at the international B.O. over the most recent frame as Sony's "Casino Royale" banked $43.9 million from 32 markets.
Emboldened by the boffo "Casino Royale" bow in Blighty, 007 embarks on his next European mission this weekend: to rally auds in Germany, France and Spain.
The powerful team of director Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Denzel Washington will wade into the holiday film fray with their Disney-released sci-fi thriller "Deja Vu" in over 3,100…
"Casino Royale" hit the jackpot in its opening frame in Europe but "Borat" still has his feet firmly under the table.