Sony's overseas theatrical arm rocketed to $1 billion in annual grosses outside North America on Sunday -- the second fastest time to reach that pinnacle since "Titanic" powered 20th Century Fox…
20th Century Fox's "Swimfan" splashed blithely past crix' nixes this weekend, as youthful suspenser opened at No. 1 with an estimated $12.4 million.
Several high-profile U.S. films haven't been tracking as strongly abroad as at home, one factor that explains why the summer season didn't catch fire in some markets.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
FALLING UPWARD Last year's autumn B.O. reached an all-time high, allaying any fears that the aftermath of Sept. 11 would hurt pic receipts. Fox's "Swimfan" and Warner Bros.' "City by the Sea"…
The B.O. rallied in most major markets last weekend, spurred by "Men in Black II's" socko bow in Spain and sterling contributions from a slew of other freshmen including "Signs," "Lilo & Stitch,"…
Labor Day auds gave the greenlight for "Signs" to park atop weekend box office rankings for a third time in its fifth frame with an estimated $16.5 million in four-day grosses.
SUMMER SLOWDOWN While this year's mid-June to early-July sesh was markedly better than last year's frame, the laggy legs of "Blue Crush" and "XXX" have slowed…
Industry box office will have to labor mightily through Labor Day if summer admissions are to improve over a year ago. Through Sunday, B.O. tracker Nielsen EDI counted $2.88 billion in seasonal…
High-octane hero Vin Diesel is waiting to see whether actioner "XXX" will power him to international stardom.
"XXX" marked the spot atop the B.O. in Southeast Asia as the Sony/Revolution Studios' actioner began its foreign excursion over the weekend.