Continental Europeans don't have a tradition of attending American musicals, and that's proving to be a marketing challenge for "Chicago," despite its 13 Oscar noms, sundry awards and glitzy cast.
South Korea's largest distribs are refusing to release ticket sales information for top-10 box office charts -- claiming the rankings don't accurately reflect business performance.
WAR: WHAT’S IT GOOD FOR? "Tears of the Sun" hopes to build up the B.O. stamina of war pics – a genre with bows and legs that have been lagging since January 2002’s wide release of "Black…
ThinkFilm has acquired all North American rights to bittersweet comedy-drama "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself," the first English-language feature from Danish director Lone Scherfig, who scored a hit…
The awards hoopla didn't give much oomph to "Chicago" as it hoofed into Germany last weekend, although the tuner showed more heft in France and Mexico.
"God is Brazilian", the newest pic from veteran helmer Carlos Diegues ("Bye Bye Brazil"), Bowed with a boffo B.O., selling 206,841 tickets and grossing $457,000 its opening weekend -- the best box…
The crass characters in "Jackass: The Movie" beat the more high-profile Al Pacino/Colin Farrell combo in "The Recruit" in Australia over the weekend.
Warner Bros.' "Cradle 2 the Grave," a chopsocky actioner starring Jet Li and DMX, swatted its way to the top of the weekend box office with $17.1 million in estimated grosses.
There's no accounting for audiences' tastes. How else to explain very different responses to "Gangs of New York," "Chicago" and "Solaris" last week?
Last year's B.O. results for 90% of Western Europe are now in: Total admissions held, rising 0.4% to 848.2 million in 2002. Gross B.O. increased 4% to €4.89 billion ($5.25 billion), aided by ticket…
CHOPSOCKY SYNDROME Most martial-art actioners unspooling during the first quarter continue to cater to niche auds, December release "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' being the anomaly with a…