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.
Pedro Almodovar's "Volver" notched up a hometurf career best for the director with $13 million in grosses. That was, for example, much better than "Borat," which pulled in a measly $2.7 million.
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.
"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.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%