The pre-summer B.O. drought has broken, thanks to bows by "The Scorpion King" in Asia and Australia and top-ranked debuts in Europe by "Panic Room" and "Blade II."
Arnold who? Some industryites are saying this weekend's big bow for "The Scorpion King" may have crowned Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson as the next action monarch.
Day-and-date with domestic, "The Scorpion King" posted brawny numbers in all of its first nine markets except the U.K. over the weekend, while "Panic Room" spread incisively to Germany and Italy.
Universal's "The Scorpion King" ruled the weekend box office with an April record $36.2 million in opening grosses. "Mummy" spinoff slew the other wide opener, Warner Bros./Castle Rock suspenser…
LIGHT APRIL SHOWERS Bows in the month have never surpassed $21 million and only "Indecent Proposal" has topped $100 million in April. Universal’s "The Scorpion King" hopes to end the trend and…
Here come the big ones. Last year's summer box office champ, Universal, today marks the unofficial start of the tentpole movie season as it unspools high-profile actioner "The Scorpion King" on 4,904…
U.K. cinema admissions ballooned to 14.3 million in March, a staggering 43% increase year to year, due to a host of films delivering well. Led by "Ocean's Eleven" bringing home £10.2 million ($14.8…
Fear not: The seasonal B.O. slowdown in many markets abroad looks short-lived, thanks partly to "Panic Room," which began its international campaign over the weekend with top-ranked bows in eight…
Boomer pics are booming. Paramount's older-skewing psychological thriller "Changing Lanes" sped past Sony's "Panic Room" to open at No. 1 with an estimated $17.6 million in weekend box office.
Cinema marquees in many territories resembled a Hollywood end-of-season clearance sale last week as "Collateral Damage" was unloaded in the U.K., John Travolta's dud "Domestic Disturbance" made…
LIONS GATE SWINGS WIDER Today, Lions Gate releases its widest bow ever, the Bill Paxton-helmed "Frailty." Aside from topping former wide champ "O" in number of engagements, the arthouse distrib…