There was no hint of a stumble as Warner Bros' "Falling Down" ascended to the top of the movie-going charts in its debut weekend.
Kevin Costner, with help from Whitney Houston, has toppled Paul Hogan from the Aussie B.O. pedestal of highest opening week: "The Bodyguard," playing 127 screens, amassed a mammoth $ A4.36 million ($…
Warner Bros.' "The Bodyguard" biffed the box office in Oz last weekend, with a 123-screen record opening of $ A2,817,383 ($ 1,906,805).
Propelled by a socko start in Germany, "The Bodyguard" stormed overseas last week past a $ 100 million gross, while "Bram Stoker's Dracula" had an awesome opening in France.
The Australian box office in 1992 maintained the growth recorded in 1990 and 1991, posting a 2.6% increase in B.O. gross to $ A322.6 million ($ 216 million). Admissions rose only 0.5% to 45.49…
For most European cinemas, the Christmas/New Year break brought a great deal more cheer and sacks full of coin than did the previous season.
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" and "The Bodyguard" have begun their foreign excursions with uniformly smashing results.
European exhibs and the Walt Disney Co. were full of Christmas cheer last week as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Sister Act" filled their coffers.
Buena Vista Intl. is developing a winning habit with "Sister Act," which had celestial openings last week in France, London and Australia.
"Mo' Money" made plenty in its first foreign outing last week in Germany, a market that hasn't been receptive to black-themed pix, apart from ones starring Eddie Murphy.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
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