The headline for the U.S. studios overseas in 2002 looks darned good: Four majors each passed the $1 billion box office milestone, and the international arms of Warner Bros. and Sony posted all-time…
Zhang Yimou's Chinese-lingo martial arts epic "Hero" (Yingxiong) continues to set records: After its boffo opening day last month that earned 12 million Chinese renminbi ($1.45 million), the second…
The old year ended with a bang overseas, and the new year had a fairytale start thanks to Hobbits, and a fresh burst of interest in Hogwarts kids and James Bond, augmented by a sprinkling of…
MORE BUCKS, LESS INFLUX New titles have carved a niche for themselves at the January B.O., but still represent a minority of the month’s grosses which are dominated by the previous year’s…
The world was just wild about "Harry" in 2002. Warner Bros. took top honors in the majors' overseas B.O. derby last year, thanks to a boffo run from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."
The new year is ringing in much the same way as the old one -- with a "Lord of the Rings" movie atop the box office and showing no signs of budging.
"Rings" has turned even more golden the second time around. Showing no slowdown from its lofty opening, New Line's "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' " foreign cume is $3 million ahead of its…
The success of Hindi-lingo pic "Kaante" (Thorns) in its opening week has buoyed the Indian industry, which has seen few record breaking films this year. Media Partners/Bollywood's L.A.-produced…
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" returned to the winner's circle this weekend as solidly bowing "Catch Me if You Can" failed to catch the sequel fantasy.
MORE BUCKS, LESS INFLUX The rise in Christmas week B.O. is mainly due to higher ticket prices. Admissions dipped 6% in 2001, even as grosses set a record at $290 million. Year  …