International B.O. is clearly the growth area as overall numbers are expected to top $20 billion.
France, Europe's biggest movie market, smashed box office records for the second year running in 2010.
A weak performance by German films, coupled with the World Cup soccer tournament, resulted in an 8.9% drop at the German box office last year.
Dutch movie theaters had a record year in 2010, taking Euros219.3 million ($289.3 million) at the box office. Figure represents a 9% increase on 2009.
Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox went head-to-head for an industry record, with final figures for 2010 international box office at $2.93 billion and $2.9 billion, respectively.
Tentpoles including "Inception" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" helped Warner Bros. win bragging rights for the third straight year at the domestic box office, with the studio's…
A few star players like "True Grit" and "Tangled" are continuing to deliver holiday cheer, but the last few weeks of 2010 were lackluster overall, with high-profile tentpoles including "Tron: Legacy"…
In a comparatively lackluster holiday play period, Universal's "Little Fockers" and Paramount's "True Grit" came to a head, with "Fockers" taking a slight edge with an estimated $26.3 million at…
Paramount's "True Grit" turned in a chart-topping $8.2 million perf on New Year's Eve
While Christmas box office totals weren't much to celebrate, the international market delivered a degree of cheer, led by the bow of "Little Fockers," with Paramount handling overseas distribution…
In looking at the box office for 2010, it's clear that numbers don't tell the whole story.