Throttled by recession and climatic woes, Germany's 2002 box office take of S922.7 million ($966.65 million) failed to equal 2001's record-setting revenues, at least in the local currency.
Twentieth Century Fox took Blighty's box office crown in 2002, but the big story was that second place went to an indie, Entertainment Film Distributors, for the first time.
Three blockbusters helped Hong Kong ring in a happier new year than a year ago. "Infernal Affairs," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Hero" together grossed over $13 million in December.
French box office fell 1.5% to 183 million admissions in 2002 to notch up its second-best score in 20 years after last year's record-breaking 186 million.
"Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone" were Poland's biggest money-spinners, drawing 2.5 million each in admissions in 2002.
Catch me if you can: That challenge from "The Lord of the Rings" blockbuster was cheerfully accepted by "8 Mile," "Catch Me If You Can" and "Two Weeks Notice" which began their foreign excursions in…
Stellar foreign preems by "8 Mile," "Two Weeks Notice" and "Catch Me If You Can" juiced the weekend B.O. while "The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" juggernauts continued on their merry way.
In the absence of any wide openers this weekend, New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" three-peated atop box office rankings with an estimated $25.7 million. DreamWorks' "Catch Me If You…
Zhang Yimou's Chinese-lingo martial arts epic "Hero" (Yingxiong) continues to set records: After its boffo opening day last month that earned 12 million Chinese renminbi ($1.45 million), the second…
The headline for the U.S. studios overseas in 2002 looks darned good: Four majors each passed the $1 billion box office milestone, and the international arms of Warner Bros. and Sony posted all-time…
The old year ended with a bang overseas, and the new year had a fairytale start thanks to Hobbits, and a fresh burst of interest in Hogwarts kids and James Bond, augmented by a sprinkling of…