When the B.O. is ruled by films in their soph sessions, as happened last week with "The Village" in France (despite a 45% drop) and "King Arthur" in Germany, it's a sure sign that biz generally is…
LABORING DAYS History has shown there’s little hope for the long term prospects of Labor Day releases. The "Jeepers Creepers" franchise aside, many of the holiday weekend’s frosh bows fail to…
Four new films will labor over the long holiday weekend to make an impact on the box office. Bowing this weekend is MGM romancer "Wicker Park" at 2,598 locations; 20th Century Fox's thriller…
Helmer Jayme Monjardim's biopic "Olga" sold 385,968 tickets in its first weekend (Aug. 20-22), the largest opening of a Brazilian pic this year.
Sentiment against President Bush and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is running high in Italy, where "Fahrenheit 9/11" bowed strongly last weekend.
The overseas B.O. had one of its worst weekends of the year, illustrated by the fact that no film could amass $10 million from multiple territories -- the first time that's happened since the dog…
"Hero" apparently was worth the wait. Two years after the Jet Li martial arts spectacle became a blockbuster in Asia, grossing more than $100 million, the Chinese pic opened with $17.8 million in…
For a Jerry Bruckheimer film that has struggled to around $51 million in the U.S., "King Arthur" is proving to be a far more valiant performer overseas, without sending exhibs or audiences into…
April may be the cruelest month, but Hollywood still considers August to be the worst month at the box office.
Four new wide releases are arriving this languorous late August weekend. Miramax finally releases Chinese martial arts dazzler "Hero" at 2,031 playdates. Sony has two films, the Screen Gems snake…