What begins as a genial comedy turns into an unexpectedly sharp critique of Egyptian society in "Cut & Paste," distaff helmer Hala Khalil's sophomore feature and a continuing sign of the growing…
Zhang Yimou's $45 million Oscar contender "Curse of the Golden Flower" followed up its record-breaking opening weekend B.O. of $12.5 million with a 50 million yuan ($6.4 million) take in the second…
Following its socko one-day start on Christmas, Paramount and DreamWorks' bigscreen musical "Dreamgirls" will be up for a test this frame as the pic plays its first full weekend in 852 playdates.
After a decidedly downbeat 2005, international box office has recovered nicely this year, tallying $14.6 billion in grosses to mark an 11% gain.
A tiny movie about port-a-potties led the charge in Oz, a hick film set on a French farm wowed the Gauls, and a family film about a Bavarian boy's obsession with religion galvanized the German B.O.
Hollywood studio pix typically gross 10% of their domestic U.S. haul in their Down Under release. This year was no exception. Locals refute, however, the belief that Australia is the 51st state.
Moviegoing was up healthily this year, confirming Russia as the fastest growing territory in the world. Local films accounted for a high percentage of the market, though not as high as it had looked…
Hollywood is not the biggest worry in Hong Kong: It's whether to work with the mainland China market or not. "The number of Hong Kong films is going down, but the number that are co-productions with…
Cinema here is buttressed by one man: multihyphenate Leon Schuster, whose slapstick, candid camera-style comedies regularly trounce whatever Hollywood puts up against him.
The only local film to catch on bigtime was the animated "Una pelicula de huevos" (The Egg Film), distribbed by Televisa's film arm Videocine. Based on an Internet toon that had grown virally…
In a stunning year, the market share of local films is expected to hit the 50% mark for the first time since 1985 and production may exceed 400 titles for the first time since 1973.