As the temperature continues to rise in Italy and theater-owners resign themselves to the customary summertime slump in trading, encouraging preliminary figures have been released for the box office…
Asia provided the most B.O. thrills but the threat of a real-life natural disaster in Mexico sent locals running to theaters to see Hollywood's depiction of such a situation in domestic…
While Asia provided a few thrills at the foreign box office, much of Europe continued in a holding pattern, awaiting clearance for "Con Air," which took off day-and-date with its domestic launch in…
Day and date with its domestic takeoff, "Con Air" went into high altitude with eleven top-spot bows at the overseas box office over the weekend, nabbing $5 million from results which were largely in…
"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" wowed Australia, "Star Wars" ignited in Japan and "The Fifth Element" socked Spain last week, but in other parts of Europe there was little respite from the summertime…
Futuristic and prehistoric adventures provided the few thrills in an often-wilting foreign frame at the B.O.
"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" was heading for a monster foreign preem in Australia last week, while "The Fifth Element" consoled exhibs in a bunch of other markets who complained about the dual…
Thank heavens and Gaumont for "The Fifth Element." Luc Besson's epic almost single-handedly rescued cinemas from otherwise tedious trading in a raft of overseas markets over the weekend.
"The Fifth Element" continued on a tear last week, but some of the other films launched at Cannes had underwhelming debuts, while the European B.O. generally was flattened by brilliant summer weather.
A combination of baking hot weather in Europe and a dearth of new releases cooled B.O. receipts overseas last weekend, partially offset by several boffo bows by "The Fifth Element," "Volcano's" fiery…
The Cannes festival proved to be a terrific launching pad for "The Fifth Element," which had a record-busting debut in France and impressive bows in Belgium and Switzerland.