January is famously sluggish for moviegoing, but this weekend reps a potentially busy frame thanks to the Martin Luther King holiday, a trio of wide openers and some significant film expansions.
New figures from the EU on the progress of the film biz in central and eastern Europe in 2002 suggest modest progress for moviemaking in the region, with the number of productions rising.
U.S. films fractionally increased their share of the Gallic box office in 2003, up 0.4% to 53%, according to figures released Tuesday.
New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" remains ruler of the foreign box office with $35.3 million in its fourth weekend in 51 territories, fending off a spirited challenge from…
Sony told a big "Fish" story. Distrib's claim of weekend-winning box office for "Big Fish" -- a movie about a serial fibber -- effectively proved to be something of a whopper itself.
After a blah run worldwide, Jane Campion's "In the Cut" is wowing Italy, where the steamy Meg Ryan thriller has grossed $5.2 million four weeks after its release, its best worldwide take to date.
Sony's "Big Fish" made a $14.5 million splash at the box office, as the Tim Burton fantasy finished No. 1 in its first weekend in wide release.
HELSINKI Local product did excellent box office figures in Finland in 2003.
SHANGHAI In the ongoing battle against film piracy, Chinese cinema chains have formally signed the so-called "Beijing Proclamation" requesting future video products be launched a minimum of 15 days…
As kids and adults returned from vacation, the B.O. predictably plunged by 40% in Italy and France and by a moderate 23% in Spain and 26% in Germany last weekend. But takings in Japan surged thanks…
CARRYOVERS CHILL-OUT The latest "Lord of the Rings" pic is continuing its strong grosses from 2003 into 2004. Carryovers, typically half the overall…