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.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
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.
South Korea is the prime example of a market in which Hollywood kingpins have lost their crowns to local films. Latter will rep 61% of total grosses compared to 34% for U.S. films.
The B.O. share for local movies remained unvaried in Italy in 2006, a lackluster year during which most Italo titles took unexpected beatings.