Japanese pics beat the Hollywood competish like a giant taiko drum in 2006. Six, led by the Studio Ghibli toon "Tales From Earthsea," raked in ¥5 billion ($43.5 million) or more, while local pics…
Toho, Japan's No. 1 distrib and exhib, took in a record-breaking yen 7.5 billion ($63.9 million) at the box office in September, the best result for the month in its 75-year history.
Disney's "Ratatouille" was the big dish in the U.K. and Germany, but local fare topped the weekend's charts elsewhere at the European B.O., most notably in Spain, where supernatural chiller "The…
Sony's Mark Wahlberg-Joaquin Phoenix crime drama "We Own the Night" turns out to have beaten Warner Bros.' George Clooney starrer "Michael Clayton" for the weekend's No. 3 spot.
Breaking with Spanish films' nightmare year at the box office, Juan Antonio Bayona's psychological chiller "The Orphanage" grossed a first four-day Euros 5.8 million ($8.3 million) over Oct.11-14…
"Ratatouille" continued to feast at the foreign box office, winning its second weekend in a row with a solid $21.1 million at 3,416 playdates in 34 markets.
Auds were eager to walk down the B.O. aisle with Tyler Perry once again as his romantic comedy "Why Did I Get Married?" topped the weekend box office. But there was a late-frame upset as holdover…
Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" didn't have any wedding day jitters at the box office as it debuted Friday with an estimated gross of $7.1 million from 2011 locations.
Remy's time has come -- at least on the international stage. Disney's "Ratatouille" is leading the foreign box office for the first time, during the Oct. 5-7 frame -- its 15th week in release.
Besides "Ratatouille" touching down in Blighty, across Europe it's midrange fare all over the menu, with local pics in Italy, Spain and France among the widest openers.
Another crowded fall weekend will see four new titles, none of which have major B.O. potential, battling it out for the No. 1 spot.