Hollywood took a back seat to local and Asian fare this summer in Japan, which could lead to big changes in the industry.
The B.O. battleground was littered with corpses last week as U.K. auds shunned the misbegotten "Gigli," "Matchstick Men" and Aussie outlaw tale "Ned Kelly"; the French said non to "Legally Blonde 2"…
FALL FAMILY FARE While family pics are the staples of a November sked, kid-friendly films have a harder time appealing to the masses during September and October. Today, Par’s "School of Rock"…
A machine gun-toting mariachi and a sultry vampire help propel the September box office to an all-time high of $577 million, 7% above the same frame last year.
In a forgettable frame overseas, the duds outnumbered the successful new releases last weekend, and there were no serious challengers to "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,"…
Marking the longest reign at the international B.O. since "Titanic's" marathon in 1998, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" ruled for the seventh straight weekend, amassing an…
Universal's "The Rundown," an Amazon actioner toplined by Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, opened in a box office jungle with a chart-topping $18.5 million this weekend.
This time last year, cinema operators had little to be happy about. World Cup fervor had robbed them of summer audiences, and autumn film offerings were weak.
The overseas B.O. generally drifted on a sea of mediocrity last week, sustained by rollicking holdover biz by "Pirates of the Caribbean" and impressive local entries in France, Spain, Germany and…
PLATFORM PAYS OFF Last weekend auds found "Lost in Translation." The Focus Feature pic had one of the top sophomore seshes for a release under 200 playdates. Today, it expanded to 488…
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" has demolished the notion that the skull-and-crossbones is cursed at the B.O., becoming producer Jerry Bruckheimer's biggest hit with a…