French cinema admissions fell 5% in 2003 to 175.5 million, but were salvaged from greater decline by the end-of-year box office boost from "Finding Nemo" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the…
For the U.S. majors, 2003 ranks as a milestone overseas -- and not just for Disney's Buena Vista Intl., which was the No. 1 studio in the U.S. and abroad, or for Warner Bros. and Miramax, which both…
A pair of box office tracking services crossed T's and dotted I's on final 2003 reports Monday, incorporating official data from closing sessions that previously could only be estimated.
Thanks to a jingoistic war pic and a rare foray into sci-fi, Bollywood had a better 2003 than 2002 and is looking forward to the trend continuing.
It's official: 2003 was a yawn at the box office. At least that seems the collective response of American moviegoers, with admissions off almost 5%.
Barrelling through its third orbit overseas, "The Lord of the Rings" finale amassed an estimated $53 million last weekend, propelling its foreign cume to $385 million and lifting its worldwide take…
New Line's franchise-capper "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" capped its domination of the holiday marketplace by three-peating atop the box office over the post-New Year's weekend.
Thank the Lord for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." That was the mantra from international distribs and exhibs as 2003 drew to a close amid sizzling returns for the finale of Peter…
It was tough-going at moviehouses around the world in 2003 -- and the problem may be getting worse. A feel-good movie like "Finding Nemo" or a vast epic with universal themes like "The Lord of the…
Get out of the way of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." With New Line's trilogy capper amassing $270 million in foreign markets in its first dozen days, avoiding head-to-head…