While "1492: Conquest of Paradise" was sinking with all hands on deck in the U.S. last week, Ridley Scott's epic showed more buoyancy in its first foreign voyages.
Disney's animated smash "Beauty and the Beast" set a house record at the Odeon West End 2 Theater in London during its debut weekend with T45,868 ($ 78, 140), surpassing the mark set by "The Addams…
As a yardstick for directors, the European b.o. last week was uplifting for directors Barbet Schroeder, Reginald Hudlin and David Fincher.
Traditionally Japanese audiences have been rather blase toward Disney's animated films, preferring the more aggressive style of their own animation until last week's boffo bow by "Beauty and the…