FEWER SCREAMS THE SECOND TIME "Final Destination 2" has an uphill battle this weekend. Horror sequels in the past 10 years have never outgrossed their first chapter. Below is a list of the…
The Australian film industry halved its share of the domestic box office in 2002, with no films grossing north of $A10 million ($5.8 million), as Hollywood pics continued to dominate.
A slew of Oscar contenders and several unadulterated crowdpleasers is underpinning the buoyant B.O. overseas. Among the impressive freshmen last weekend were "8 Mile," "The Bourne Identity," "My Big…
There was something for nearly everyone at overseas cinemas during the weekend as the Japanese embraced "The Bourne Identity," Aussies joined the chorus of approval for "Chicago," Germans toasted "My…
Sony/Revolution's "Darkness Falls," a horror pic about a town of the same name, scared up an estimated $12.5 million in opening grosses to top the weekend box office.
Eminem may have been powerless against Frodo Baggins, but he managed to attract 1.6 million German moviegoers and bagged nearly $11 million at the box office with his cinematic debut in "8 Mile,"…
Filmmakers Zhang Yimou and Hou Hsiao-hsien have won acclaim and awards, but what they really want is mainstream acceptance and commercial success.
The tagline for Universal's "8 Mile" is "find your voice," but, judging by the pic's growing success internationally, Slim Shady, aka rapper Eminem, has done better than that: He's speaking in…
GOING WIDE IN WINTER Today Miramax hopes to make its mark at the January B.O. with its theatrical expansion of Oscar hopeful "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." TOP JANUARY WIDE PLATFORMS…
Tucked away in the ho-hum details of the looming box office weekend is an intriguing tidbit: Miramax will offer sneak previews of "Chicago" in several new markets on the back of distrib's expanding…
The Aussie box office take rose 4% to $A812 million ($477 million) in 2002, despite a growing threat from product piracy and the surging popularity of DVDs.