A competitive weekend frame at the European box office sees "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "Shrek the Third" arrive and offer stern competish to holdovers "Pirates of the Caribbean…
After Sony scored big with its Marvel superhero pic "Spider-Man 3" last month, Fox flies this weekend with its own Marvel sequel, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," in 3,957 theaters.
The worldwide "Pirates of the Caribbean" colossus keeps rolling, with international coin for "At World's End" topping $500 million in a record-setting 20 days.
With Hollywood commanding a 55% piece of the pie, Italo box office grosses are up 7.4% year-on-year between January and May 2007 to $389 million, while local pics account for more than one third…
Hollywood blockbusters continue to subdue their Korean counterparts, with "Shrek the Third" easily fending off competition from big-budget local costumer "Hwang jin yi."
"Ocean's Thirteen" entered the fray stylishly enough at the European box office this weekend, coming out on top in the U.K., Spain and Italy, and a host of smaller territories.
"Spider-Man 3" passed the Y6.5 billion ($53.7 million) mark on June 1 here, making it the second highest grosser in the franchise after "Spider-Man," according to distrib Sony Pictures Entertainment…
Despite strong word of mouth and favorable reviews, local helmer Pen-ek Ratanaruang's "Ploy" performed only modestly on its opening weekend.
The buccaneers stayed on course in a robust frame at the international box office, as "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" sailed to its third weekend victory with $51.3 million at 17,500…
Warner Bros.-Village Roadshow's "Ocean's Thirteen" launched to $37.1 million, which was on a par with the first two entries in the series and enough to ensure the B.O. crown. Overall, the weekend was…