Twentieth Century Fox/Lucasfilm mounted a boffo limited bow for the Imax version of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" this weekend. The giant-screen edition of George Lucas' latest…
Tim Allen's "The Santa Clause 2" had the last ho-ho-ho over anyone figuring the long-stalled sequel would open more naughty than nice, delivering Disney an early holiday gift of $29 million in…
Many folks in the industry and in the wider world rate "Red Dragon" as a better, more entertaining film than "Hannibal," and it's been energetically tub-thumped by the talent. So why is the latest…
NOVEMBER JUMP-STARTS When it comes to smashing records prior to Thanksgiving, "The Santa Clause 2" and "I Spy" face some stiff competition. Prior to "Harry Potter’s" record B.O. blitzkrieg…
Execs at studios sending out this sesh's two wide openers are hoping mediocre pre-release tracking data will be proved wrong at the box office.
It was divide and conquer for Vin Diesel and Anthony Hopkins as "XXX" and "Red Dragon" took top billing in a bunch of markets around the globe last weekend, delivering numbers that were solid rather…
Vin Diesel vehicle "XXX" was the frame's pacesetter, raking in an estimated $14.5 million to hoist the cume to $77 million.
Like the little engine that could, a specialty pic generally has to chug its way to box office success through sheer persistence.
Paramount's "Jackass The Movie," the big-screen adaptation of an MTV show mixing scary stunts and body parts, kicked butt at the box office this weekend with $22.7 million in estimated opening…
LATE-YEAR CENTURY CLUB This weekend, Disney’s "Sweet Home Alabama" will become the first post-Labor Day release to pass $100 million domestically. It remains to be seen whether 2002’s holiday…
The fall B.O. revved faster than Vin Diesel last weekend as "XXX" saw turbo-charged bows in 12 markets while "Signs," "Red Dragon" and "The Bourne Identity" energized other territories.