Tom Cruise is one of the world's top box office stars, with his long list of commercial titles grossing $2.8 billion domestically.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is celebrating as "Resident Evil III" opened Nov. 3-4 with a chart-topping ¥598 million ($5.24 million) on 330 screens.
"Ratatouille" keeps on cooking up big biz at the European box office while homegrown holdovers "Lissi" and "The Orphanage" comfortably held top spots in Germany and Spain.
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Local pics took 35% of B.O. in the Flemish half of Belgium last weekend, the highest share for home-grown productions since 2003.
"Ratatouille" continued to feast at the international box office, cooking up its fifth straight weekend victory with $14.5 million at 4,381 playdates in 29 markets.
Universal's Denzel Washington-Russell Crowe starrer "American Gangster" whacked the weekend box office, easily turning in the highest-opening for an R-rated crime drama in history.
In a battle between bees and gangsters at the Friday box office, Universal-Imagine's "American Gangster" won out among moviegoers.
Disney-Pixar's "Ratatouille" just can't stop dishing up coin overseas.
Euro auds get a heavy dose of scare fare at the box office this weekend, which also sees expansions of "Superbad" in France, "Knocked Up" in Spain and "The Bourne Ultimatum" in Italy.
The domestic box office is expected to surge back to life this weekend with the arrival of Universal's mobster-cop drama "American Gangster" and DreamWorks Animation's "Bee Movie."
Local films sit atop the Korean box office this week, led by CJ Entertainment comedy "Going by the Book."