Will Spidey swing the opening weekend B.O. record to new heights?
Looking to counterprogram the behemoth of "Spider-Man 2," a number of distribs thought the upcoming weekend would be perfect for their limited fare. But when distributors of "Fahrenheit 9/11"…
Sony's "Spider-Man 2" bit off a huge chunk of box office in its opening day, setting records by racking up $40.5 million Wednesday from 4,152 theaters.
Distrib execs throughout the industry spent Wednesday ogling the box office returns of Sony's "Spider-Man 2" as they poured in from the 4,152 theaters unspooling the film. Sony kept a lid on any…
"Spider-Man 2" kicked off its offshore adventure in Australia in the first wave of a three-pronged international rollout, spinning a socko A$1.6 million ($1.12 million) on 409 screens to become the…
"Spider-Man 2" bows ultrawide today in 4,152 theaters and, with no other wide preems, the much-anticipated sequel is guaranteed to do a huge amount of business through the Fourth of July weekend.
"Shrek 2" captivated France and Belgium, and the Hogwarts wizards enthralled auds in Japan last weekend, while biz slumped in the rest of Europe, awaiting the arrival of the green ogre this weekend.
It was a weekend of milestones abroad as "Shrek 2," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and "The Day After Tomorrow" set various company and industry benchmarks.
"Fahrenheit 9/11" shattered all expectations, as well as box office records for documentaries, with an opening-weekend gross of $21.8 million. "It became part of the national conversation this…
Four U.S. blockbusters have rocketed past their domestic grosses overseas since May, all but "Val Helsing" by huge margins. The squillion-dollar question now: Can "Shrek 2" do so? That might be a…
Buzz works. After weeks of debate and media coverage, "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened today far better than expected.