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.
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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Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%