Homegrown pics about monsters, local legends and chopsocky action dominated the box office in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong, respectively, last weekend, beating big-budget Hollywood fare.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" scuttled international rivals with its fourth straight victory at an otherwise moderate foreign box office, drawing $55 million at 7,698 playdates in 40…
"Pirates" finally ceded the No. 1 spot at the box office as "Miami Vice" sped to the front with an on-target $25.2 million bow. "John Tucker Must Die" also opened solidly, scoring big with teenage…
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the movie theater. That's the mantra auds around Europe use when, faced with sweltering summer weather, they choose to hit the beach rather than see "The…
Once trundling toward oblivion, the Japanese movie biz has roared back in the past two years, making more pics, scoring more hits and taking more market share away from Hollywood.
Buena Vista Intl.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" ruled overseas again, taking in over $60 million from 35 markets.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" set a new opening-day record for Buena Vista Intl. Germany, after attracting more than 600,000 admissions on Thursday.
"Pirates of the Caribbean" should finally cede the No. 1 spot this weekend, but it remains to be seen whether the pic poised to take its place, "Miami Vice," will come out a winner.
"Superman Returns 3-D" has done socko biz at London's British Film Institute Imax cinema, posting the best opening weekend frame for an Imax release anywhere in Europe.
Toho, Japan's largest distrib, released 10 films in the first half of 2006 that each grossed more than ¥1 billion ($8.6 million), the traditional mark of a B.O. winner in Japan. The company's total…
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