France smashed the all-time box office record last year, notching up Euros1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) off 200.85 million admissions.
"Avatar" has become the No. 2 grossing film of all time with $1.14 billion.
Italy's box office in 2009 scored a better-than-expected 5% rise in grosses to E623 million ($891 million), according to national box office compiler Cinetel.
China's B.O. boom continued unabated last year, rising a muscular 44% to 6.2 billion yuan ($910 million), a China Film official told Variety, largely based on a sharp rise in the number of cinema…
Helmer Rajkumar Hirani's "3 Idiots" has become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time, collecting $52 million worldwide in just 10 days of release.
China loves "Avatar." James Cameron's latest movie took 33 million yuan ($4.8 million) on Monday, its first day of release, setting a new opening day record.
Fueled by 20th Century Fox's "Avatar," Imax theaters reached a record $100 million in worldwide box office grosses in the final quarter of 2009.
Spain delivered the madre of all box-office grosses in 2009, an all-time record of around Euros675 million ($965.25 million), according to Nielsen EDI in Spain.
"Avatar" rang in the New Year with an estimated worldwide cume of $1.02 billion through Sunday.
Fox's "Avatar" jumped the $300 million mark on New Year's Day.
Twentieth Century Fox reached foreign ticket sales of $2.28 billion over the Dec. 23-27 frame, setting a new industry record as James Cameron's Avatar" continued to dominate.Paramount opened Peter…