When Japanese media execs saw Zhang Yimou's action epic "Hero" during an invitation-only premiere last December in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, they were neither awed by the presence of…
As the summer holidays wind down in Europe, audiences rediscovered the moviegoing habit last week, gravitating to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the "American Pie" and "Lara Croft" sequels.
$6 Billion Run Last year, the annual B.O. hit $6 billion in mid-August, the earliest ever. To date, this year’s total B.O. is slightly behind last year’s but shows signs of crossing the mark…
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Bollywood's first sci-fi pic, "Koi Mil Gaya" (Found Someone), starring Hrithik Roshan, has taken $3.2 million in India, the U.S. and the U.K. in its first week, giving the industry its first real…
The German film industry saw its highest B.O. market share in five years thanks to "Good Bye Lenin!," yet exhibs' takings have suffered from a slump in ticket sales.
The summer season abroad is finishing on a high note, buoyed by "Pirates of the Caribbean," the sequels to "American Pie" and "Lara Croft" and muscular holdover biz for "Terminator 3: Rise of the…
It was ship ahoy as "Pirates of the Caribbean" hoisted its flag in France, Spain, Belgium and Holland over the weekend, while "American Wedding" partied in the U.K.
Blackouts turned out to be good news for the horror biz. New Line's "Freddy vs. Jason" opened atop the weekend box office with a strong $36.4 million, as enthusiasm for restored cinema air…
Thesp-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger remained a solid European draw even as the record-breaking heat wave took a toll -- while "Pirates of the Caribbean" raked in impressive B.O. booty.
OATERS SADDLE UP The critical and B.O. success of "Unforgiven" and "Dances with Wolves" in the early 90’s spurred a heard of Westerns. "Open Range" is the first of four this year that hope to…
Distribs will prod a herd of late-summer wide releases into movie theaters this weekend, including Kevin Costner-helmed Western "Open Range" from Disney.