The billion-dollar box office club welcomed two new members Wednesday -- one each in its domestic and international branches.
"Red Dragon" electrified cinemas in Europe and Latin America last weekend while "XXX" zoomed toward $100 million, "The Ring" put some zing into Japan's wickets and "The Tuxedo" wowed South Korea.
Friday's All Saints Day holiday in parts of Europe had a serendipitous effect on the weekend B.O., in particular paying off for "XXX" and "Red Dragon."
Twentieth Century Fox/Lucasfilm mounted a boffo limited bow for the Imax version of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" this weekend. The giant-screen edition of George Lucas' latest…
Tim Allen's "The Santa Clause 2" had the last ho-ho-ho over anyone figuring the long-stalled sequel would open more naughty than nice, delivering Disney an early holiday gift of $29 million in…
Many folks in the industry and in the wider world rate "Red Dragon" as a better, more entertaining film than "Hannibal," and it's been energetically tub-thumped by the talent. So why is the latest…
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.