Summertime, and the grading is easy. Any review of box office perfs has its share of hits and misses, but there are remarkably few failing grades on this summer's mid-season report card.
School vacations in some markets combined with the offshore launches of "Men in Black II" and continuing rollouts of "Minority Report," "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones," "Spider-Man" and…
MODEST SUMMER BOWS Dreamworks' "The Road to Perdition" bows today on a conservative 1,797 runs. Summer openings at that level have fared well in the past, though not in the last five…
Box office mayhem is the marquee attraction this weekend. Four wide openers do battle starting Friday, with Sony's sci-fi actioner "Men in Black II" certain to slay at least $20 million over its soph…
"Men in Black II's" five-territory international preem, day and date with domestic, has hit the jackpot. Sony pic took top spot in Japan, Australia, Russia, New Zealand and Colombia for a combined…
They got out the big guns this time. Sony "Men in Black II," which unspooled Wednesday on a super-wide 6,000 screens, blew away the box office competish with an estimated $90 million bow over the…
Film distribs are looking for high fives this weekend -- high five-day grosses, that is. Three wide releases unspool today, aiming to make the most of what for many Americans will be an extra-long…
FIVE-DAY CHAMPS Starting today, "Men in Black II" will seek to outdo previous five-day openers. Will Smith's summer turns "Independence Day" and the first "Men in Black" still rank among the…
Stirring debuts by "Spider-Man," "Lilo & Stitch" and "Scooby-Doo" helped rouse the box office from its summer torpor in a bunch of offshore markets over the weekend.
Adam Sandler did a very good deed indeed for Sony this weekend, as his "Mr. Deeds" laffer bowed with an estimated $37.6 million atop the weekend box office.