Vin Diesel vehicle "XXX" was the frame's pacesetter, raking in an estimated $14.5 million to hoist the cume to $77 million.
Like the little engine that could, a specialty pic generally has to chug its way to box office success through sheer persistence.
Paramount's "Jackass The Movie," the big-screen adaptation of an MTV show mixing scary stunts and body parts, kicked butt at the box office this weekend with $22.7 million in estimated opening…
LATE-YEAR CENTURY CLUB This weekend, Disney’s "Sweet Home Alabama" will become the first post-Labor Day release to pass $100 million domestically. It remains to be seen whether 2002’s holiday…
The fall B.O. revved faster than Vin Diesel last weekend as "XXX" saw turbo-charged bows in 12 markets while "Signs," "Red Dragon" and "The Bourne Identity" energized other territories.
All "Signs" pointed to a rip-roaring weekend overseas as the Mel Gibson starrer along with "XXX," "Red Dragon" and "The Bourne Identity" posted impressive openings in a bunch of key markets.
DreamWorks horror pic "The Ring" rung up $15 million in estimated opening grosses to top this weekend's box-office chart.
FRIGHTENING FORECAST By Thanksgiving, eight horror-suspense pics will have flooded the market, this weekend’s "Abandon" and "The Ring" among them. Distribs hope that the onslaught of thriller…
The star power of Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise has helped propel the international theatrical arm of 20th Century Fox past the $1 billion B.O. milestone overseas.
Jaume Balaguero's haunted house pic "Darkness," Spain's biggest English-lingo pic of the year, broke local records for 2002, scaring up an opening Friday to Sunday tally of $1,166,319 off 275 prints.
It was a fairy tale weekend in some markets as "Pinocchio" smashed records in Italy, "Red Dragon" breathed fire in the U.K., "Minority Report" continued its winning streak and "XXX" sped out of the…