Danny Boyle's Golden Globe champ "Slumdog Millionaire" and fellow openers "Role Models," "Bride Wars" and "Defiance" heated up already warm U.K. cinema biz as early 2009 trade went from good to great.
The Golden Globe wins for "Slumdog Millionaire" -- already the most successful platform release of the season -- and "The Wrestler" give Fox Searchlight an enviable chokehold at the specialty box…
Helmer John Woo's "Red Cliff 2" actioner, which opened in China on Wednesday, has rushed past the 100 million yuan ($14.6 million) threshold in its five-day weekend.
Russian audiences gave the territory another record breaking box office year in 2008, when regional receipts hit $830 million, up nearly 47% on the previous year's figure of $565 million.
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" ruled the foreign box office roost for the fourth consecutive weekend with $15.8 million at 6,893 playdates in 61 markets.
Going full throttle at the B.O., Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" grossed $29 million from 2,808 locations to win the weekend and rack up Eastwood's best nationwide opening of all time, both as an…
Warner Bros.' expansion of Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" revved into the top spot Friday with an estimated $9.6 million giving the multihyphenate his best wide opening day ever at the box office.
U.K. box office grosses for 2008 were up 5% on the previous year to £949 million ($1.44 billion), according to figures released Friday by the Cinema Exhibitors' Assn.
"Babine" was the surprise hit of the holiday season in Quebec and is still going strong six weeks into its run in French Canada.
The international box office generated record revenues for Hollywood studios in 2008, even as the economic crisis that began in the U.S. quickly turned into a pandemic.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$256.7M Disney -28.55%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$149.6M Paramount Pictures -34.60%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$19.5M Warner Brothers / New Line -32.20%