Israeli cinema crossed a major milestone this year, with Israeli films selling more than 1 million tickets at the box office in the country for only the second time in the last twenty years.
Robert Zemeckis' animated digital 3-D epic "Beowulf" howled its way to a strong soph sesh at the international box office, nabbing an impressive $26 million from 5,400 runs in 43 markets.
Hollywood fare is set to dominate much of Europe this weekend, with the possible exceptions of Germany and Italy, where local pics are likely to top the charts.
Thanksgiving leftovers are expected to feed most of the weekend box office, with Hayden Christensen-Jessica Alba thriller "Awake" the only new wide release in a welcome respite from the otherwise…
Hollywood movies continued to outsell Swedish pics on home turf in the first nine months of the year, despite a particularly strong start to 2007 for locally made movies.
Harlem gangsters, a fairytale princess and Viking heroes are buoying the otherwise lethargic box office in much of Europe as "American Gangster" defended its turf against "Beowulf" in the U.K. and…
"Beowulf" easily conquered the foreign box office, dominating the weekend with $26 million at 5,400 playdates in 43 markets for its second straight international victory.
Disney's modern-day princess tale "Enchanted" easily fit the glass slipper, grossing an estimated $50 million at the domestic box office over the five-day holiday frame.
The $14.4 million Friday haul for Disney's "Enchanted" was one for the Mouse House storybooks.
A quiet frame at the European box office this weekend in terms of mainstream openers paves the way for "American Gangster" and "Beowulf" to post solid soph sesh holdover and expansion biz.
Director Robert Zemeckis' 3-D epic "Beowulf" may have howled its way to becoming international market leader over the Nov. 16-18 frame, but it was a mobster and a cop who seemed to steal moviegoers'…