Folks overseas are more eager to take a trip to Transylvania than those in the U.S., judging by "Van Helsing's" opening weekend. The pic devoured $55.3 million from 5,254 playdates in 41 countries…
European films performed well in their home markets in 2003 but failed to ignite international B.O. as overall ticket sales dropped 4.4%, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.
"Van Helsing" opened big, but it wasn't a monster. Universal's new take on its fright classics, the first summer blockbuster of the season, topped the weekend's box office with $54.2 million from…
It's heat-and-dust season in north India -- the trying summer months before the monsoon marked by white-hot temperatures, frayed tempers and windstorms that sandblast already wilting humans on the…
Expectations among exhibs just before "Val Helsing" rolled out in 40 territories over the weekend were pretty lofty if not sky high, although many believe it'll take a big hit next weekend as "Troy"…
And away we go. Launching its biggest pic of the year -- and the first summer tentpole -- Universal opens monster mash "Van Helsing" in 3,574 locations this weekend.
The producers of big-budget biopic "Zapata" are banking on landing a lucrative U.S. distrib deal to get into the black after underwhelming at Mexican plexes since its bow Friday.
"The Passion of the Christ" commanded a respectable $2.5 million in its first three days in Japan, its final major market.
Holdovers and a handful of rookies including "Starsky & Hutch," "Gothika" and the unheralded "Godsend" held sway in major territories last weekend. Few distribs were brave or silly enough to launch…
In a generally ho-hum frame overseas as exhibs await "Van Helsing," which invades 46 countries next weekend, "Kill Bill Vol. 2" clung to pole position in the U.K. over the weekend but surrendered the…