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…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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."
Twentieth Century Fox's canine comedy "Marley and Me" was the surprise pick of the litter at the crowded Christmas box office -- grossing a hefty $51.8 million for the long weekend.
Twentieth Century Fox's "Marley and Me" continued to easily lead the crowded litter of Christmas films on Friday, although overall business eased off after an unexpected surge on Christmas Day.
Twentieth Century Fox's Jennifer Aniston-Owen Wilson starrer "Marley and Me" led the crowded pack of Christmas Day openers, grossing an estimated $14.8 million from 3,480 playdates to become the best…
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" topped the Japanese box office with a $5.03 million take in its opening four-day weekend. Alien invasion pic saw 359,000 admissions during the Dec. 19-21 period.