Overall, Aussie B.O. was up 15% in 2009, with no further plunges in homevid and Oz's first-ever title to breach the $A100 million mark in "Avatar."
Cannes Film Festival
There were 120 3D screens in Scandinavia at the end of last year, which reps 6% of the total 2,000 venues, many of which are situated in rural areas and equipped with only one screen. The research…
Germany's independent distribs enjoyed a terrific year at the box office in 2009 thanks to a winning combination of hugely successful local pics and licensed titles.
When it comes to 3D, it's a tale of two Germanys.
Many libraries of classic indie and arthouse films aren't in a fit state to exploit the digital future, and library holders lack the resources to invest in the necessary technical upgrade, according…
Still a phenomenom, China's B.O. racked up $910 million last year.
Russian exhibitors are rapidly embracing 3D projection as the popularity of Hollywood releases in the format continues to pull in auds.
Hollywood's key power-lunch spots can be named on the fingers of one hand: The Ivy on Robertson Ave., the Grill in Beverly Hills and the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.
International sales company Timeless Films boasts a dense 3D slate at this year's Cannes Film Festival with four of its five titles selling in the format.
Chang will head the team of critics at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins Wednesday.
"Draquila -- Italy Trembles" is a kick in the gut.