This weekend's industrywide box office has a shot at reversing a recent losing streak and marking the first year-over-year uptick in five frames.
The German box office saw an 8% boost in revenues in the first half of the year to S476.4 million ($468 million). The numbers surprised industry watchers after what appeared to be freak…
Amid solid results for "The Sum of All Fears" in Europe and BVI's "Signs" in Asia, the weekend's headline-grabber was undoubtedly Sony's "Men in Black II" in France.
Sony/Revolution's mega-hyped Vin Diesel actioner "XXX" grossed an estimated $46 million to top the weekend box office. Yet solid showing still fell a bit short of some of the more heated pre-release…
While the top brass at Sony may be scratching their heads over the "Men in Black" sequel's inability to fly anywhere near as high overseas as the original and at "Stuart Little 2's" generally mousy…
ENDING SUMMER WITH A BANG As summer playtime expands further into August, Sony/Revolution's "XXX" takes aim at the month's top bows. All but "American Pie 2" came in August's first frame…
The B.O. notion of a rising tide lifting all boats has been debunked of late, with "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and "Signs" opening spectacularly as the B.O. has shrunk.
"Men in Black" is raking in tidy sums but not proving anywhere near as potent abroad or at home the second time around. Sequels often open at a lower trajectory than the first edition, then fade fast.
M. Night Shyamalan's Mel Gibson starrer "Signs" cut a big No. 1 out of the weekend box office, with Disney sci-fi suspenser gathering an estimated $60.3 million in opening grosses
This summer overseas generally is generating the wrong kind of heat: sweltering weather but tepid B.O. Among the culprits: "Men in Black II" has underperformed in Japan and Australia, and the early…