The fall B.O. plumbed new lows in major markets last week despite school vacations in the U.K., France and parts of Germany that ensured buoyant soph sessions for "Shark Tale."
THE PRICE OF FAME Compared with true-life stories of individuals who have lived outside the public eye, celeb biopics typically pale at the box office. Today, U’s ‘Ray’ tunes up. TOP…
Universal is looking to appeal to an older crowd this weekend as Ray Charles biopic "Ray" bows on 2,006 screens. And after the whopping debut for Sony's "The Grudge" last weekend, Lions Gate hopes to…
Chart-topping bows by "I, Robot" in Italy, "The Bourne Supremacy" in Germany, "The Forgotten" in Spain and Mexico, "Shall We Dance" in Australia and "Secret Window" in Japan weren't enough to rouse…
Nearly 40 years after he seduced audiences around the world, "Alfie" is back -- and displaying a fair amount of charm.
Make it two more impressive limited debuts this fall, as Fox Searchlight's "Sideways" and Paramount Classics' "The Machinist" recorded good results over the weekend.
Auds bore no ill will toward "The Grudge." Eclipsing expectations, Sony's horror pic starring Sarah Michelle Gellar opened with $40 million over the weekend, averaging more than $12,000 in each of…
The wannabe shark slayer caused a feeding frenzy at U.K. cinemas and propelled takings by more modest levels in France and Germany last week. Hitman Tom Cruise in "Collateral" scored solidly in Italy…
Memo to Hollywood producers: Stop making so many bland, formulaic films or risk losing more audiences overseas to local pics and imports from other countries.
SCARE SHARE When it comes to horror pics, Sony has placed second among the competish at the B.O. over the past 10 years. Today, the studio adds another frightener, ‘The Grudge,’ to its…
Sony offers up the latest threat to knock off three-peat box office champ "Shark Tale" with its Sarah Michelle Gellar frightener "The Grudge," which bows in 3,245 theaters this weekend.