"Harry" is unlikely to become a billionaire. But Warner Bros.' family-fantasy blockbuster may come awfully close to that mark once its final worldwide box office is tallied.
It's a three-way fight for bragging rights in the U.S. studios' overseas B.O. derby this year. Three majors will each notch $1 billion in grosses outside North America -- the first time that's…
Distribs seeking a little B.O. daylight got good news recently when Miramax bumped romancer "Kate & Leopold" to a Christmas bow. The bad news is that trimmed the frame's field of openers to a…
Attendance of German arthouse cinemas was down 2.2% in 2000, according to new figures issed by Teutonic media watchdog the Gesellschaft fuer Konsumforschung, even though ticket prices dipped by by…
"Harry Potter" continued its dominating world tour, ringing up another estimated $45.4 million from 8,500 screens in 39 markets, propelling its foreign cume well past $300 million.
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…