Releasing pics internationally day-and-date with the U.S. is a gamble and sometimes it's better to wait. So it proved in various ways over the weekend for "Shrek 2," "The Chronicles of Riddick" and…
The UIP/DreamWorks strategy of holding back "Shrek 2" appears to be paying off handsomely, as the sequel smashed UIP opening records in Australia, Latin America and Taiwan over the weekend.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg couldn't dodge rubber balls. Twentieth Century Fox scored a hit with "DodgeBall," a laffer about grown men playing a schoolyard game, which opened to $30 million from…
Millions of folks in Europe got their kicks last week from watching Euro 2004 football matches on TV rather than going to the movies, causing heavier than normal drops in some markets for the top…
HIGHER PLANE Box office for “The Terminal” will try to land among Steven Spielberg’s top non-tentpole pics. HIGHEST-GROSSING SPIELBERG NON-TENTPOLE PICS Pic Domestic B.O.* Saving…
DreamWorks opens Steven Spielberg's "The Terminal," with Tom Hanks starring as a man without a country, in 2,811 theaters. In competish is "DodgeBall," a laffer with Ben Stiller playing a…
With Mexican film production moribund at best, June 11's simultaneous bow of two romantic comedies seemed an auspicious sign -- but their B.O. has been disappointing.
Despite generally resilient holds by three U.S. blockbusters, European ticket sales tumbled last weekend as the first round of the Euro 2004 soccer championships drew hefty ratings on TV…
Those Hogwarts magicians are exerting a much more hypnotic hold on auds overseas than those at home.
Three new pics, featuring in turn servile spouses, a cartoon cat and a guy who can see in the dark, hit their marks over the weekend by getting their core audience into theaters. But the diverse…
Exhibs in many markets were jubilant last week as "Potter" mania, Fox's ecological disaster pic and Warners' Greek odyssey mesmerized auds and propelled the B.O. to its highest peak this year.