The biggest star overseas this summer clearly isn't a thesp: it's computer-generated FX and animation. To be sure, Tom Cruise's star power is resonating strongly in "Minority Report" and there's no…
If you can find a bookmaker willing to take bets on which studio will win the overseas B.O. derby this year, put the house (or at least the weekend cottage) on Warner Bros.
Three new wide releases including a pricey submarine drama surface this weekend, amid a growing sense that the summer's logjam of titles is limiting the potential of individual pics.
EXPLORING A SUB GENRE Underwater thrillers tend to have sturdy legs, but none has exceeded $100 million domestically since "The Hunt for Red October" in 1990…
The summer B.O. fires abroad were stoked by a clutch of U.S. blockbusters last weekend, led by the Jedi Knights' record-shattering launch in Japan, "Men in Black II's" electrifying debuts in South…
The summer B.O. went into overdrive over the weekend thanks to the Jedi Knights' record-busting launch in Japan plus wow bows by "Men in Black II" in South Korea and Latin America, "Scooby-Doo" in…
Sony's sci-fi laffer "Men in Black 2" rocketed past weekend B.O. competish for a second straight sesh with an estimated $25 million -- the first repeat winner in five weeks.
School vacations in some markets combined with the offshore launches of "Men in Black II" and continuing rollouts of "Minority Report," "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones," "Spider-Man" and…
Summertime, and the grading is easy. Any review of box office perfs has its share of hits and misses, but there are remarkably few failing grades on this summer's mid-season report card.
MODEST SUMMER BOWS Dreamworks’ "The Road to Perdition" bows today on a conservative 1,797 runs. Summer openings at that level have fared well in the past, though not in the last five…
Box office mayhem is the marquee attraction this weekend. Four wide openers do battle starting Friday, with Sony's sci-fi actioner "Men in Black II" certain to slay at least $20 million over its soph…