Animated sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," a festive fave with families over Christmas, dominated European box office biz over the first weekend of 2009, as overall biz remained upbeat.
The record-breaking 2008 domestic box office proves Hollywood isn't as dependent on by-the-book franchises as everyone feared.
With tentpoles driving overseas moviegoing, Hollywood majors saw 2008 foreign grosses rise 4% and set a new record of $9.9 billion.
Twentieth Century Fox's Owen Wilson-Jennifer Aniston starrer "Marley and Me" remained best in show at the weekend box office, fetching a winning gross of $24 million from 3,505 runs for a cume of…
Twentieth Century Fox's "Marley & Me" is quickly approaching the $100 million mark at the box office as it continues to lead the crowded pack of Christmas pics.
The Christmas box office has turned into a cash cow for a diverse litter of titles, guaranteeing that ticket sales for 2008 will match or exceed last year's record-breaking haul of $9.62 billion.
The popularity of toonpics was a recurring theme at the Asian box office over the Christmas week, as was the strong performance of local films, notably "Ip Man," "If You Are the One," "Gajini" and…
Cash registers were ringing loudly at the European box office over the Christmas weekend as local pics battled it out with top U.S., and Australian, fare.
Thanks to a quartet of powerful tentpoles, Paramount is the only studio this year to rack up $2 billion in foreign box office.
Coming in under the wire for awards consideration, the two final releases of 2008 are Paramount Vantage's "Defiance," directed by Ed Zwick, and ThinkFilm's Viggo Mortensen starrer "Good."
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$143.4M Fox -61.96%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Universal Pictures -54.45%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$19.4M Disney -59.06%