New Line grabbed the box office brass ring with "Rings" this weekend, as the action fantasy marked a December-record $45.3 million in estimated three-day grosses. First Friday-Sunday sesh for "The…
CHRISTMAS PRESENCE Last Year’s Christmas crop – a record 15 pics – generated more than half the holiday weekend’s box office. This yule frame has fewer films…
In a blockbuster movie season seemingly defined by Hobbits and wizards, Brazilian kids last week were eager for the arrival of still more fantastical creatures: dwarves and Xuxa.
"Harry" is unlikely to become a billionaire. But Warner Bros.' family-fantasy blockbuster may come awfully close to that mark once its final worldwide box office is tallied.
It's a three-way fight for bragging rights in the U.S. studios' overseas B.O. derby this year. Three majors will each notch $1 billion in grosses outside North America -- the first time that's…
Distribs seeking a little B.O. daylight got good news recently when Miramax bumped romancer "Kate & Leopold" to a Christmas bow. The bad news is that trimmed the frame's field of openers to a…
Attendance of German arthouse cinemas was down 2.2% in 2000, according to new figures issed by Teutonic media watchdog the Gesellschaft fuer Konsumforschung, even though ticket prices dipped by by…
"Harry Potter" continued its dominating world tour, ringing up another estimated $45.4 million from 8,500 screens in 39 markets, propelling its foreign cume well past $300 million.
Exhibs overseas were on a high last week and hoping to go even higher: They are thrilled with "Harry Potter's" meteoric performance in 37 countries and are eagerly anticipating "The Lord of the…
Paramount's "Vanilla Sky," anything but a plain-vanilla Tom Cruise starrer, flew to No. 1 in its first box office outing with an estimated $25 million this weekend.
RATING THE PRE-CHRISTMAS CROP Given the family-oriented nature of December pics, R-rated wide releases don’t tent to open big. Instead, they rack up grosses over time. "Vanilla Sky" and "Not…