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…
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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…
Hollywood hopes to carve up the coming box office weekend with the sharpest of audience distinctions, but somebody has got to get hurt in the process.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" continued to dominate the B.O. in a slew of territories last weekend, but the pressing problem for exhibs is that few other films are making…
The Australian Film Commission argued that U.S. films dominate the Aussie B.O., grabbing 83.2% of the market last year, in its campaign to protect subsidies and quotas during U.S.-Australia free…
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" ruled the overseas B.O. for the fifth consecutive weekend, matching the "Matrix Reloaded" feat of earlier this year and ransacking an…
Sony's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" was unrestricted by its R rating this weekend, as the action sequel sprayed bullets and box office in equal measure for a franchise-best bow of $24 million.
THE MEAN SEASON Recently, September and October haven’t been fruitful frames for releases that eventually cross $100 million. That trend could change this month as many distribs have skedded…
Robert Rodriguez's hot helming hand after "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" should continue this weekend, with Sony's "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" expected to top the box office weekend -- as well as the…