FRIGHTENING FORECAST By Thanksgiving, eight horror-suspense pics will have flooded the market, this weekend's "Abandon" and "The Ring" among them. Distribs hope that the onslaught of thriller…
The star power of Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise has helped propel the international theatrical arm of 20th Century Fox past the $1 billion B.O. milestone overseas.
Jaume Balaguero's haunted house pic "Darkness," Spain's biggest English-lingo pic of the year, broke local records for 2002, scaring up an opening Friday to Sunday tally of $1,166,319 off 275 prints.
It was a fairy tale weekend in some markets as "Pinocchio" smashed records in Italy, "Red Dragon" breathed fire in the U.K., "Minority Report" continued its winning streak and "XXX" sped out of the…
"Red Dragon" captivated the Brits over the weekend while Gauls went joyriding with Vin Diesel, and a fair number of Aussies took the "Road to Perdition."
Saturation media coverage and the widest release in Italy's box office history hoisted Roberto Benigni's "Pinocchio" to stellar heights in a debut frame that smashed the country's three-day opening…
A crush of new releases proved no drag on "Red Dragon," as Universal's latest Hannibal Lecter thriller bit into a weekend-topping $17.6 million in estimated soph-sesh box office.
"Minority Report's" Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg proved a winning combo with mainland Euro auds this week, while Jackie Chan dressed up the box office in Southeast Asia with "The Tuxedo."
BEVY OF BOWS A hefty total of six pics is bowing today. Crowded weekends don't tend to leave room for a huge opener, "The Lord of the Rings" being the major exception, and can water down the…
Like so many bugs splattered on a windshield, this weekend's five wide openers and half-dozen limited releases will make themselves noticed but pose no real threat of major impact.