Box office grosses for Hollywood movies grew 17% to $438 million in 2006 in Italy where U.S. titles accounted for 62% of the market, while local pics pulled a 25% share, the same as last year.
Fox's Ben Stiller comedy "Night at the Museum" just held off local laffer "My Fuhrer – The Absolutely Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" for the top spot at the German box office this weekend.
The long weekend boosted grosses across the board on Monday, leaving the order of finish on the box office chart pretty much intact.
Sony's "Casino Royale" has become the U.K.'s top-grossing pic of 2006 thanks to another solid weekend holdover. Last weekend, the Bond pic dipped just 20% to take £917,000 ($1.8 million).
"Night at the Museum" dominated the international box office for the third weekend in a row with $19.1 million at 5,000 playdates. Fox's Ben Stiller laffer took in nearly the combined grosses of the…
Sony and Screen Gems stomped on skeptics as their pic "Stomp the Yard," grossed $22 million over the three-day frame, knocking 20th Century Fox's "Night at The Museum" from the top spot for the first…
"Casino Royale" has passed a half billion dollars at the global B.O. But in eight weeks of release, it was never No. 1 domestically. In contrast, "When a Stranger Calls" had a triumphant opening…
Much more so than in the United States, Hollywood's tentpole films have been hitting the sweet spot overseas. One of the most striking of the year-end statistics for 2006 shows just how successful…
International auds continued to flock to Hollywood's big holiday titles, even as 2007 got into full swing. Fox's "Night at the Museum" ruled the B.O. abroad once again in the most recent frame.
The mandarins of Chinese cinema can look back with satisfaction on a boffo year in 2006, with revenues at a growing number of cinemas rising by nearly one-third to RMB2.62 billion ($336 million)…