In 2004, Japan's top 12 distributors domestically grossed a total of ¥194.4 billion, or $1.79 billion at the average exchange rate for last year, initial annual computations show.
Oscar worked its magic at the box office over the weekend, while "Hide and Seek" made a conspicuous debut. Fox's scare fest generated $22 million in ticket sales at 3,005 theaters over the frame…
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The box office goes high- and low-brow this weekend, as two frighteners debut while Oscar-nominated specialty pics labor to collect kudos nom coin. Debuting at 3,005 locations, 20th Century Fox's…
The 16 Aussie films released Down Under last year grossed just A$11.8 million ($8.8 million) for a market share of 1.3% -- the lowest in the 27 years the stats have been kept.
The Aussie B.O. improved by nearly 5% to a record A$907.2 million ($680.4 million) in 2004, according to figures released by the Motion Picture Distribu-tors Assn. of Australia.
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Compared with the U.S., auds overseas are showing a much greater appetite for "Closer," "Alexander," "Oceans Twelve" and "The Incredibles" -- but markedly less enthusiasm for "Ray" and "The Grudge."
The Aussie B.O. improved by nearly 5% to a record A$907.2 million ($680.4 million) in 2004, according to figures released by the Motion Picture Distributors Assn. of Australia.
"Closer" is resonating much better in Europe than in the U.S., typified by its lusty weekend openings in France and Spain plus U.K. holdover biz, while Japanese auds embraced "Ocean's Twelve" and…
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