Helmer John Woo's period epic "Red Cliff" topped the Japanese weekend box office for the fourth week, earning ¥21.8 million ($3.2 million) for a cume of $31.4 million.
A surge in the Chinese B.O. is continuing into the year's closing stretch as helmer Ma Liwen's comedy "Desire of the Heart" took in a respectable 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) in its opening weekend.
Hollywood is reaping bigger returns at the Italian box office, commanding a 60% share of admissions worth $391 million in grosses this year.
"Quantum of Solace" again dominated trade at the European box office this weekend with a strong bow in Spain and robust holdover biz in the U.K., Germany, France and Italy.
Gus Van Sant's Sean Penn topliner "Milk" is one of a handful of titles opening Wednesday in advance of the long Thanksgiving holiday sesh.
Fox Searchlight's "Slumdog Millionaire" became a millionaire over the weekend in only its second sesh.
James Bond stayed dominant at the international box office for the fourth consecutive weekend as "Quantum of Solace" gunned down $40.6 million at 10,400 playdates in 72 markets.
Fangirls of all ages scored their biggest box office victory yet in delivering a $70.6 million opening for Summit Entertainment's teen vampire romance "Twilight" at the domestic box office.
While James Bond continues to dominate the international box office, the Coen brothers are also reaping some solace from the solid overseas perf of "Burn After Reading."
Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" grossed a staggering $35.7 million from 3,419 runs on Friday to score the second biggest opening day gross outside of summer after "Harry Potter and the Goblet of…
The bottom might be falling out of the world's financial markets, but for Hong Kong exhibitors, Christmas has come early -- as long as they're showing Hollywood pics.