Local films snatched the limelight in many key countries in an interesting frame at the overseas box office, while Oscar's glow pushed the cume of UIP/DreamWorks' "American Beauty" to $154.3 million…
The spectacular performance of "Toy Story 2" pushed U.K. cinema admissions in February to their highest monthly figure in 29 years.
The Oscar winners continue to perform strongly at the Finnish box office. "American Beauty" alone has chalked up more than 200,000 admissions to date.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$5.6M Cumulative:$24.3M Sony / Screen Gems -42.28%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 22Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$15.9M Warner Brothers -44.30%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$306.0M Disney -46.66%
Two things were clear from an interesting weekend at the overseas box office: Local films ruled the roost in many key territories, while the main beneficiary of Oscar's glow is UIP/DreamWorks'…
"American Beauty" received the most significant boost from the Academy Awards in several territories, while Oscar's glow has yet to flow to most other titles at the foreign box office.
U.S. majors collectively are certain to finish 1997 with record grosses outside the U.S., as an unprecedented 21 titles have earned more than $100 million each overseas.
Fox's "Titanic" and UIP's "Tomorrow Never Dies" provided much of the action at the Christmas box office overseas, with occasional sparkles provided by such newcomers as "In & Out" and "Flubber."
Most U.S. majors have plenty to celebrate during this festive season abroad, particularly Buena Vista Intl. and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In one of the strongest trading weekends of the year at overseas wickets, James Bond conquered the U.K., "Anastasia" had bewitching foreign preems in two Latino territories, "Hercules" kept pulling…
When it rains, it pours: Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday that its international arm, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl., surpassed $1 billion in overseas B.O. for the first time…