Local openers look set to dominate the box office in Italy and France this weekend while auds in Blighty are readying themselves for a knockout blow from "Rocky Balboa."
The Korean wave of films, which has hit the Asia Pacific region like a tsunami for the past few years, appears to be over.
Clint Eastwood's "Letters From Iwo Jima" won the battle of the Japanese holiday B.O., according to figures compiled by the Zakzak Web site.
With only one new wide release this weekend -- Rogue's frightener "The Hitcher," bowing at 2,831 theaters -- most of the activity this weekend will be for kudos contenders expanding to take advantage…
Box office grosses for Hollywood movies grew 17% to $438 million in 2006 in Italy where U.S. titles accounted for 62% of the market, while local pics pulled a 25% share, the same as last year.
Fox's Ben Stiller comedy "Night at the Museum" just held off local laffer "My Fuhrer – The Absolutely Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" for the top spot at the German box office this weekend.
The long weekend boosted grosses across the board on Monday, leaving the order of finish on the box office chart pretty much intact.
Sony's "Casino Royale" has become the U.K.'s top-grossing pic of 2006 thanks to another solid weekend holdover. Last weekend, the Bond pic dipped just 20% to take £917,000 ($1.8 million).
"Night at the Museum" dominated the international box office for the third weekend in a row with $19.1 million at 5,000 playdates. Fox's Ben Stiller laffer took in nearly the combined grosses of the…
Sony and Screen Gems stomped on skeptics as their pic "Stomp the Yard," grossed $22 million over the three-day frame, knocking 20th Century Fox's "Night at The Museum" from the top spot for the first…
"Casino Royale" has passed a half billion dollars at the global B.O. But in eight weeks of release, it was never No. 1 domestically. In contrast, "When a Stranger Calls" had a triumphant opening…