Even with moviegoers relaxing from the Thanksgiving holiday stretch, Warner Bros. "Four Christmases" managed to take the top spot in its second Friday with $5.8 million.
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" ramps up its staggered European release this weekend with key openings in major markets France, Germany and the U.K.
While Lionsgate's "Punisher: War Zone" shoots it out with several holdovers for the No. 1 spot in the traditionally slow post-Thanksgiving frame, most of the action will be in the specialty market.
"Quantum of Solace" remained on top of the box office in Asia by virtue of its wide release, ahead of "Red Cliff," currently showing only in Japan.
The European box office presented a fragmented image this weekend, with no one pic coming top in more than one major market. There were noteworthy first place debuts, however, for "Madagascar: Escape…
Russia promises to remain a money-spinner for Hollywood despite the threat of recession, a Paramount topper told industryites late Monday.
James Bond stayed strong at the international box office as "Quantum of Solace" racked up its fifth straight weekend victory with $20.1 million at 8,755 playdates in 73 markets.
What economic crisis? The domestic box office flourished over the long Thanksgiving sesh, ending slightly ahead of last year.
Holiday-themed comedy is paying off nicely for Warner Bros. and New Line, with Vince Vaughn-Reese Witherspoon comedy "Four Christmases" on track to win the Thanksgiving box office.
With no major pic opening across the continent, gritty holdover "Quantum of Solace" has a license to print more greenbacks at the European box office this weekend.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%