It's hard to say which director was the first to behave badly at Cannes. Perhaps it was Fellini, scalping tickets for "La dolce vita" back in 1960? What is known is that the kid gloves came off on…
Cannes Film Festival
Sam Spiegel was credited with being Cannes' first true showman. His 165-foot yacht, Malahne, became a fixture in the bay, its decks always stocked with rising young starlets. In the '70s, Lew Grade…
Festival's feature film menu, ordered by country/region.
Germany's box office looks likely to remain robust in view of this year's major tentpole pics, but local films may find it hard to match the success of homegrown fare released in 2006.
The U.K.'s indie distribution scene is in a state of corporate flux, although the underlying marketplace still seems robust. Some key players are reportedly in the process of changing hands (Momentum…
Whammied by piracy, Spain's cinema admissions plunged by 6 million to 121.7 million in 2006. "Piracy's the No. 1 enemy," says Tripictures VP Luis Ortiz. "If a film bows in any Spanish-speaking…
Local pics have made the greatest impact at the Gallic box office of late, driving a B.O. hike, but cash-rich distributors will nonetheless be busy shopping for international fare at Cannes.
Italy's indie distributors will be treading cautiously in Cannes, despite a 22% year-on-year rise in local box office in the first quarter of 2007.
With local product increasing dramatically in quantity, availability of screens looks to be a growing problem for distribs of indie fare in Russia.
Whether via theatrical release, ancillary or newer media, going to market with an indie film is no day at the beach in Oz. The proliferation of niche product makes competition for screens tough. "It…
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar