A massive publicity campaign, a star-studded cast and a huge number of prints seem to have paid off for "Asterix at the Olympic Games" in Gaul.
Thanks to a handful of holiday holdovers and a crop of successful releases during the month, January saw record-breaking numbers at the domestic box office -- up 18% over last year.
A Russian comedy that spoofs the country's recent string of hit domestic movies broke all box office records to take $19.5 million in its first week on release, distrib Caroprokat said Wednesday.
U.S. films' share of the Swedish box office dipped slightly last year, down from 65.4% in 2006 to 65.37% last year.
Dark, blood-soaked fare with awards season buzz fared well at the European box office this weekend.
Paramount's "Cloverfield" may have posted the biggest January opening of all time, but it's turning out to be more of a marketing win than a runaway crowd pleaser at the box office.
Jerry Bruckheimer's "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" was feted as Russia's top grossing movie of 2007 at Monday's 11th Blockbuster awards ceremony.
"Sweeney Todd" sliced its way to the top during the weekend at the international box office with an impressive $18.7 million at 1,760 playdates in 11 markets, ending the five-week winning streak for…
One movie about ancient warriors inched out another at the box office this weekend, as "Meet the Spartans" came in just ahead of "Rambo."
In a box office smack down between Hellenic soldiers, a mercenary and a Gotham monster, Fox's new laffer "Meet the Spartans" won the top spot Friday with $6.8 million while Liongate's "Rambo" slotted…
Awards season fare found its foothold at the overseas box office during the Jan. 18-20 weekend.