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.
The only local film to catch on bigtime was the animated "Una pelicula de huevos" (The Egg Film), distribbed by Televisa's film arm Videocine. Based on an Internet toon that had grown virally…
Moviegoing was up healthily this year, confirming Russia as the fastest growing territory in the world. Local films accounted for a high percentage of the market, though not as high as it had looked…
Hollywood is not the biggest worry in Hong Kong: It's whether to work with the mainland China market or not. "The number of Hong Kong films is going down, but the number that are co-productions with…
In a stunning year, the market share of local films is expected to hit the 50% mark for the first time since 1985 and production may exceed 400 titles for the first time since 1973.
Cinema here is buttressed by one man: multihyphenate Leon Schuster, whose slapstick, candid camera-style comedies regularly trounce whatever Hollywood puts up against him.
Despite all the fest laurels for "Road to Guantanamo," "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" and "The Queen," and all the award season buzz for "Last King of Scotland," "Notes on a Scandal" (and "The…
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.
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…