Auds haven't been embracing too many niche pics this season, but they seemed to change their tune and resolve to get in some serious stuff over the New Year's holiday frame.
Holdovers ruled the roost during the New Year's four-day frame, as Fox's "Night at the Museum" continued to spin the turnstiles at the multiplexes, taking in $46.7 million over the extended four-day…
"Night at the Museum" spent the last weekend of 2006 dominating the international box office with $47.3 million at 4,722 playdates in 26 markets.
"Night at the Museum," the PG family film from Fox starring Ben Stiller, was tops at the B.O. as of Sunday, taking in another $37.8 million.
Even after dropping steeply in its second frame of release in the U.S., Fox's fantasy pic "Eragon" still flew high abroad taking the No. 1 spot with $21.9 million from 52 territories.
What begins as a genial comedy turns into an unexpectedly sharp critique of Egyptian society in "Cut & Paste," distaff helmer Hala Khalil's sophomore feature and a continuing sign of the growing…
Zhang Yimou's $45 million Oscar contender "Curse of the Golden Flower" followed up its record-breaking opening weekend B.O. of $12.5 million with a 50 million yuan ($6.4 million) take in the second…
Following its socko one-day start on Christmas, Paramount and DreamWorks' bigscreen musical "Dreamgirls" will be up for a test this frame as the pic plays its first full weekend in 852 playdates.
After a decidedly downbeat 2005, international box office has recovered nicely this year, tallying $14.6 billion in grosses to mark an 11% gain.
A tiny movie about port-a-potties led the charge in Oz, a hick film set on a French farm wowed the Gauls, and a family film about a Bavarian boy's obsession with religion galvanized the German B.O.
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.