While French cinema pulled in increased market share at home in 2001 (Daily Variety, Jan. 3), pics also exported well, according to figures released by Unifrance this week.
French cinemas notched up 183 million ticket sales in 2001, up 10% and the best year since 1984, according to estimates released by Gallic exhibs Wednesday.
Pop the bubbly -- just not the Dom Perignon. While 2001 will mark increases both in box office and admissions over last year, it's likely to set a record only for B.O. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. will…
Australia's John Winter and Oz-based Indian producer Anupam Sharma are tapping into Bollywood's recent worldwide success with audiences to co-produce a romantic comedy.
With Korean movies snagging more than 40% of local B.O. and homegrown hits bringing seven-digit profits to producers, Koreans are realizing that movies can be as good as gold to investors.
New Line's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has smashed Australia's opening day B.O. record held since 1999 by "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."
New Line's biggest gamble ever is paying off -- and how. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" has returned a staggering $156 million after 12 days in 22 territories -- a whisker more…
The clear winner among specialty releases after the weekend is USA Films' "Gosford Park." Well-reviewed Robert Altman-helmed period drama grossed an estimated $241,458 from nine theaters for an…
The fabled denizens of Middle Earth battled to the top of the box office heap again this weekend. New Line's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" led a strong B.O. field with an estimated…
"Ali" stung like a bee on Christmas, recording a $10.2 million perf on its first day in the ring, smashing a record for pics opening on Dec. 25. But Sony's boxing biopic failed to dethrone "Lord of…