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.
James Bond, now in his 46th year as a worldwide cinematic franchise, isn't showing any signs of wear and tear.
Helmer John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff" topped the Japanese weekend box office for the fourth week, earning ¥21.8 million ($3.2 million) for a cume of $31.4 million.
A surge in the Chinese B.O. is continuing into the year's closing stretch as helmer Ma Liwen's comedy "Desire of the Heart" took in a respectable 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) in its opening weekend.
Hollywood is reaping bigger returns at the Italian box office, commanding a 60% share of admissions worth $391 million in grosses this year.
"Quantum of Solace" again dominated trade at the European box office this weekend with a strong bow in Spain and robust holdover biz in the U.K., Germany, France and Italy.
Gus Van Sant's Sean Penn topliner "Milk" is one of a handful of titles opening Wednesday in advance of the long Thanksgiving holiday sesh.
Fox Searchlight's "Slumdog Millionaire" became a millionaire over the weekend in only its second sesh.
James Bond stayed dominant at the international box office for the fourth consecutive weekend as "Quantum of Solace" gunned down $40.6 million at 10,400 playdates in 72 markets.