Expectations among exhibs just before "Val Helsing" rolled out in 40 territories over the weekend were pretty lofty if not sky high, although many believe it'll take a big hit next weekend as "Troy"…
And away we go. Launching its biggest pic of the year -- and the first summer tentpole -- Universal opens monster mash "Van Helsing" in 3,574 locations this weekend.
The producers of big-budget biopic "Zapata" are banking on landing a lucrative U.S. distrib deal to get into the black after underwhelming at Mexican plexes since its bow Friday.
"The Passion of the Christ" commanded a respectable $2.5 million in its first three days in Japan, its final major market.
Holdovers and a handful of rookies including "Starsky & Hutch," "Gothika" and the unheralded "Godsend" held sway in major territories last weekend. Few distribs were brave or silly enough to launch…
In a generally ho-hum frame overseas as exhibs await "Van Helsing," which invades 46 countries next weekend, "Kill Bill Vol. 2" clung to pole position in the U.K. over the weekend but surrendered the…
For a second week in a row, box office was femme-fed, led by a surprisingly strong bow for Paramount's "Mean Girls," which grossed an estimated $25 million in its first three days.
The first hot, sunny weekend in parts of Europe this spring zapped ticket sales, taking a bit of gloss off the nonetheless potent bows of "Kill Bill, Vol 2." But Miramax's splatterfest met an even…
In a last big rush before the summer, a crowded field of five medium- to small-budgeted movies will unspool this weekend. The contenders are Paramount's "Mean Girls," New Line's "Laws of Attraction,"…
"Kill Bill Vol. 2" was the top gun overseas last weekend, ending "The Passion of the Christ's" five-week winning streak, in a frame that saw ticket sales in Europe plummet as many folks enjoyed the…