After its ninth consecutive year of growth, South Korea's theatrical market has edged past Germany's, with an estimated 143 million admissions and $890 million in box office receipts.
In a first for French cinema, foreign tickets sales for Gallic films surpassed domestic in 2005 and French films achieved their best scores on record in the U.S., grossing $150 million.
Showing solid staying power, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" won its fifth straight weekend at the international box office with $13.3 million at 7,067 playdates in…
The Australian box office registered a 10% drop in 2005 to A$819 million ($613 million) -- the first significant decline since 1987 and the biggest reversal of fortune since 1984.
Sony's Screen Gems horror pic "Underworld: Evolution" sunk its teeth into a boffo $27.6 million over the weekend, dominating a full slate at the box office. While "Brokeback Mountain" was expanding…
In 2005, total B.O. in Brazil was down 16% and ticket sales fell 22%, interrupting a series of eight consecutive years of market growth. Analysts attribute the drop to many of the same reasons being…
Aussie films made up just 1.3% of the B.O. in 2004, and while the 2005 figure is likely double that, even 3% is hardly a figure to brag about.
Local exhibs are anxiously awaiting the Lunar New Year weekend Jan. 28-31, traditionally a boffo time at the box office. Hopes are pegged to two homegrown titles -- MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' "I…
At the international wickets over the Jan. 13-15 frame, Buena Vista's "Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" continued to cast its spell on auds, beating out "King Kong" yet again.
In 2006, Spain will discover whether size matters. Spain's powerful FAPAE producers association has launched an offensive to persuade the government to raise film tax breaks beyond currently…
Who says the Golden Globes don't matter? Jumping off a big win at the kudofest Monday and helped by an otherwise weak field, "Brokeback Mountain" garnered the impressive achievement of a solid No. 1…