Exhibs overseas were on a high last week and hoping to go even higher: They are thrilled with "Harry Potter's" meteoric performance in 37 countries and are eagerly anticipating "The Lord of the…
Paramount's "Vanilla Sky," anything but a plain-vanilla Tom Cruise starrer, flew to No. 1 in its first box office outing with an estimated $25 million this weekend.
RATING THE PRE-CHRISTMAS CROP Given the family-oriented nature of December pics, R-rated wide releases don't tent to open big. Instead, they rack up grosses over time. "Vanilla Sky" and "Not…
Turns out the all-time highest weekend B.O. record overseas posted by "Harry Potter" in the Nov. 30-Dec. 2 frame was short-lived. Last weekend, the blockbuster amassed an estimated $62.3 million from…
How high is up for "Harry Potter" overseas? Late last week, the blockbuster's foreign cume rocketed to $174.3 million after the pic banked $82.5 million from more than 7,000 screens in 31 countries…
Spain looks set to enjoy its 13th successive year of rising cinema admissions, and its best year for tickets sold since 1983.
Warner Bros.' casino-heist laffer "Ocean's Eleven" hit the box office jackpot this weekend with an estimated $39.3 million, the biggest three-day December bow ever.
STARS VS. THEMSELVES With "Ocean's Eleven" bowing today and "Spy Game" going strong, Brad Pitt joins a small group of stars to have two pics open wide within a month of each other. In many…
Sorry, James Cameron, let's proclaim "Harry Potter" as the new king of the world -- at least by one yardstick. The junior wizard seized "Titanic's" crown as the all-time highest weekend grosser…
Another weekend, another bonanza for "Harry Potter." The boy wizard whistled up more than $59 million from 7,000-plus screens in 31 countries over the weekend, hoisting the estimated foreign cume to…