The cachet from the Oscar noms had a palpable effect on "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "21 Grams" and "Lost in Translation" last weekend.
Fueled by the strong perfs of local productions, Columbia edged out Warner Bros. to lead theatrical distribs in Brazil in 2003, according to a market analysis by local film marketing firm Filme B.
Oscar contenders and pure popcorn fare skewing both young and old gave folks overseas plenty of reasons to go to the movies over the weekend.
The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan announced Thursday that 2003 was a record year for the Japanese box office, with total receipts reaching ¥203.26 billion ($1.93 billion) with a total…
Warner Bros.' "The Last Samurai" and Disney's "Finding Nemo" started their local release Dec. 6 and crossed the magic ¥10 billion ($94.8 million) mark early this week.
Sony Screen Gems' hip-hop comedy "You Got Served" tackled an estimated $16 million over its rookie box office frame, but Super Bowl preoccupations flattened other wide openers and several holdover…
The Academy Award noms figure to be icing on already rich cake for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and should help stimulate interest in "Lost in Translation" and "21 Grams."
BOOBY PRIZE NOMINEES These November-December pics aimed for Oscar glory but came away with big B.O. instead. Sony’s "Something’s Gotta Give" is the latest example. Pic (Year) Total…
The race is on to convert Academy kudos into box office coin. Twentieth Century Fox's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" and Warner Bros.' "Mystic River" are among Oscar best pic…
Samurais and Hobbits were the hottest tickets overseas last weekend, but the B.O. showed a healthy depth in many markets as auds sought out alternative fare including "Scary Movie 3," "Mona Lisa…
Folks overseas clearly are more enamored of watching Tom Cruise in Japanese armor than those at home as "The Last Samurai's" estimated foreign cume through Sunday rocketed to $205.3 million, around…