A record year for domestic productions and a dramatic boost at the local box office provided ample reason for the German industry to celebrate on the eve of the Berlin Film Festival, which begins…
In some intriguing faceoffs last weekend, "Alexander" invaded Japan, its last major market, but couldn't catch the second stanza of "Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera," while "Ocean's…
"Meet the Fockers" scored a double victory over "Ocean's Twelve" for the weekend as the laffer's soph session easily fought off the debuting heist caper in the U.K. and retained the crown as the…
Continuing horror's hot streak at the box office, Sony and Screen Gems' "Boogeyman" opened strongly this weekend with $19.5 million from 3,052 locations.
The Oscar noms paid off for "The Aviator" and "Sideways" last week but did little to jazz "Ray," which is coming up against the kind of cultural dissonance that black-themed pics usually face abroad.
For movie studios, the Super Bowl is a problem. With so many people distracted by the big game on the small screen, grosses for Sunday are usually cut almost in half.
WEAK WEEKENDS While Super Bowl weekend is notorious for being a dry spell at the box office, the period fares better then some post-holiday weekends. TOTAL WEEKEND B.O. AVERAGE.*…
Last year's box-office receipts in Japan hit a record ¥210.9 billion, or just slightly over $2 billion at present exchange rates, 3.8% up on 2003. Ticket sales were up 4.8% from 162.35 billion to 170…
Those 11 Academy Award noms helped fly "The Aviator" to the top spots in France, Italy and Mexico and ensured modest drops for the Howard Hughes biopic in Germany, Spain and the U.K. last weekend.
Oscar attention has paid immediate dividends for "The Aviator" and "Sideways," and a riotous preem in the U.K. enabled "Meet the Fockers" to grab the mantle of top-grossing title over the weekend.
In 2004, Japan's top 12 distributors domestically grossed a total of ¥194.4 billion, or $1.79 billion at the average exchange rate for last year, initial annual computations show.