The U.K.'s theatrical distributors spent 5% more on prints and advertising in 2003, but admissions fell by 5% and box office was down by 0.3%, according to Film Distributors' Assn. figures.
Newmarket's "The Passion of the Christ" so outperformed initial estimates for its first weekend that the controversial religious-themed pic has now grabbed the record for a five-day opening at $125.2…
Before the Oscars on Sunday, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" looked like it might have enough tricks up its sleeve to reach $750 million overseas.
Aussies made a pilgrimage to "The Passion of the Christ" last weekend while a sizable number of Japanese boarded "Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World" and Germans went crazy for "Scary…
The first week of "The Passion of the Christ" could only be described as heavenly. Newmarket's Mel Gibson-helmed religious phenom rung up an estimated $117.5 million since its Wednesday bow.
Last week many exhibs were expecting "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" to claim the major Oscars -- but some don't think the statuettes will significantly boost takings for a…
The local pic "Silmido" ushered in the era of 10 million viewers in South Korea on Feb. 19, reaching a box office milestone that seemed but a dream just a decade ago.
FAR OFF FOLLOW-UPS Aside from some notable blockbusters like "Star Wars" and "The Silence of the Lambs," time is not on the side for long-delayed sequels at the B.O. Seventeen years after…
"Spider-Man 2," the sequel to the top-grossing pic in Mexico, will bow on a record 1,500 screens here on July 2, day and date with its U.S. launch.
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" bowed in Australia on Wednesday local time (Tuesday L.A. time), grossing A$635,000 ($495,000) on a fairly wide 142 screens, stirring passions among church…
Helmer Vladimir Khotinenko's submarine drama "72 Meters" has notched up record B.O. of 36.5 million rubles ($1.25 million) after two weeks in wide release in Russia.