ROME -- Italian box offices grosses dropped 10% to $846 million in 2011 on ticket sales down 8% to 101 million, due largely to disaffection with Hollywood titles.
What A Beautiful Day
Despite Italy's current economic blues, the Italian film industry is humming, with realistic prospects of reaching a whopping 40% local market share this year, meaning Cinema Italiano can even aspire…
The Montreal World Film Festival unveiled its slate of 383 films from 70 countries Tuesday, including opener "Coteau Rouge," Quebec helmer Andre Forcier's offbeat family drama, which world preems in…
Unapologetically formulaic comedy is uninterested in challenging auds and never truly confronts stereotypes.
Italian Islamic fundamentalism-themed comedy "Che Bella Giornata" (What a Beautiful Day) has edged out Roberto Benigni's triple Oscar-winner "Life Is Beautiful" as the country's alltime top local…
In New York: Actor-philanthropist Hugh O'Brian, 81, was recently wed. The bride is 54-year-old Virginia Barber, now known as Virginia O'Brian. "Oh, like the actress, Virginia O'Brien!" I remarked to…
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Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Lucy1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$58.1M Universal Pictures -31.20%
Hercules2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.5M Paramount Pictures -30.84%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$179.0M Fox -26.35%