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…
The final count is in, with U.K. cinema admissions ending 2003 at 167.3 million, 4.9% down on 2002 but still the second highest tally for 30 years.
New Line's Ashton Kutcher starrer "The Butterfly Effect" fluttered to the top of the box office heap this weekend with an estimated $17.1 million debut. Romancers grabbed the next two B.O. positions…