International moviegoing for 2008 got started with a bang as "I Am Legend" and "The Golden Compass" delivered a one-two punch to lead the way for a third straight weekend.
The Golden Compass
The London of "The Golden Compass" owes a debt to the unrealized vision of 17th-century architect Christopher Wren.
Working Title's "Atonement" has taken a clear lead in the longlists for the British Academy Film Awards.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
The second weekend of "The Golden Compass" showed far more traction overseas than domestically, with the film leading the foreign box office on the strength of a $29 million take from 6,800 playdates.
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