MGM laffer "Barbershop 2," which like the franchise original is showing broad appeal, clipped the box office competition over its opening weekend, winning the frame with an estimated $25.1 million.
Just as the furry animal known as Punxsutawney Phil "saw" his shadow in small-town America last week, across the Pond in Italy a "Groundhog Day" remake was unspooling, marking the first time Italians…
Oscar isn't omnipotent, at least when it comes to the nominations' value abroad. The noms gave some of the prominent contenders nice boosts in several major markets last week but had little or no…
SKEWING OLDER Over the past five years, studios have loaded February with PG-13 and R-rated fare, leaving hardly any room for PG and G. Today, two PG-rated pics, "Miracle" and "Catch That…
On the eve of the Berlin Film Festival, which kicks off today,the German Federal Film Board said the local share of last year's box office climbed from 11.9% to 17.5%
Winter storms, the Super Bowl and a soft Martin Luther King weekend hampered the January B.O. For the Jan. 5 to Feb. 1 frame, distribs rang up $562 million, off 8% compared with the first four weeks…
The cachet from the Oscar noms had a palpable effect on "The Last Samurai," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "21 Grams" and "Lost in Translation" last weekend.
Fueled by the strong perfs of local productions, Columbia edged out Warner Bros. to lead theatrical distribs in Brazil in 2003, according to a market analysis by local film marketing firm Filme B.
Oscar contenders and pure popcorn fare skewing both young and old gave folks overseas plenty of reasons to go to the movies over the weekend.
The Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan announced Thursday that 2003 was a record year for the Japanese box office, with total receipts reaching ¥203.26 billion ($1.93 billion) with a total…
Warner Bros.' "The Last Samurai" and Disney's "Finding Nemo" started their local release Dec. 6 and crossed the magic ¥10 billion ($94.8 million) mark early this week.