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.
Despite all the fest laurels for "Road to Guantanamo," "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" and "The Queen," and all the award season buzz for "Last King of Scotland," "Notes on a Scandal" (and "The…
A gothic tale of a killer who follows his nose, a slapstick fairytale, a look at the World Cup and a devastating chronicle of domestic espionage contributed to a 10% boost at the Teutonic box office…
Local fare almost closed the gap on Hollywood in 2006 as a slew of hits helped French cinema achieve its best performance in two decades, driving a 7% uptick in overall ticket sales.
"Happy Feet" beat down the competition on Boxing Day in Oz. Traditionally the biggest box office day of the year in Australia, "Happy Feet" was best in ticket sales, earning $2.2 million. It defeated…
"Eragon" remained the highest flyer overseas in a moderate Christmas weekend frame, topping international B.O. with $21.9 million at 6,300 playdates.
While the holidays boosted specialty titles like "Letters From Iwo Jima" and "Babel," Mel Gibson's holdover "Apocalypto" seemed stuck in neutral, after generating surprising heat in its debut three…
Japanese pics will grab a majority share of the local B.O. in 2006 -- the first such victory in 21 years -- according to figures released by the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan, also known as…