This time last year, cinema operators had little to be happy about. World Cup fervor had robbed them of summer audiences, and autumn film offerings were weak.
The overseas B.O. generally drifted on a sea of mediocrity last week, sustained by rollicking holdover biz by "Pirates of the Caribbean" and impressive local entries in France, Spain, Germany and…
PLATFORM PAYS OFF Last weekend auds found "Lost in Translation." The Focus Feature pic had one of the top sophomore seshes for a release under 200 playdates. Today, it expanded to 488…
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The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" has demolished the notion that the skull-and-crossbones is cursed at the B.O., becoming producer Jerry Bruckheimer's biggest hit with a…
Turns out New Line's "Secondhand Lions" was second in line at the box office this weekend, as Monday's official tallies reversed the No. 2 and 3 positions on the frame.
The skull-and-crossbones flew atop the overseas B.O. for the sixth consecutive weekend as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" amassed an estimated $19 million in 43 markets…
A couple of limited releases keying on quality perfs by talent turned in quality perfs at the box office this weekend, and the suddenly busy Focus Features was behind both pics.
"Underworld," a Sony Screen Gems release produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, opened atop the box office this weekend as the vampire actioner sunk its teeth into an estimated $22 million.
Those rampaging "Pirates of the Caribbean" grabbed most of the B.O. booty last week, leaving few pieces of silver for other titles. That underlines a recurring problem for exhibs: little or no…
THE MORE THE SCARIER Today, five wide openers flood theaters – and history shows that's not a good sign. Fall frames with few films fare best. 2002 Top Fall Weekends† Date Total…