NOVEMBER JUMP-STARTS When it comes to smashing records prior to Thanksgiving, "The Santa Clause 2" and "I Spy" face some stiff competition. Prior to "Harry Potter’s" record B.O. blitzkrieg…
Execs at studios sending out this sesh's two wide openers are hoping mediocre pre-release tracking data will be proved wrong at the box office.
It was divide and conquer for Vin Diesel and Anthony Hopkins as "XXX" and "Red Dragon" took top billing in a bunch of markets around the globe last weekend, delivering numbers that were solid rather…
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…