Through July 20, "Shrek 2" had devoured an estimated $313 million in 32 markets, more than $100 million ahead of the original's lifetime haul abroad. "Spider-Man 2" had spun $219 million after 21…
True love, death, nostalgia and a good cry are stronger audience draws in Japan these days than action, special effects and $200 million tentpole budgets.
Before the July 8 release of Russian fantasy-thriller blockbuster "Night Watch," producer Konstantin Ernst hazarded a guess the film would become the breakthrough movie not only for his production…
WILTING IN THE HEAT Releasing a pic in more than 3,000 theaters has typically been a formula for box office success in July. However, the following saturated releases failed to connect with…
This weekend presents a rare collision of expensive franchise pictures built around top talent. U's "The Bourne Supremacy" is set to unspool in 3,158 theaters, while WB's "Catwoman" prowls 3,117…
"Spider-Man 2" and "Shrek 2" may not be going out head-to-head abroad, but the timing is close enough to draw comparisons -- and the DreamWorks toon appears to have the edge, establishing itself as…
Sony's webslinger conquered a large chunk of Europe over the weekend, while "King Arthur" proved much more valiant in its first five offshore markets than at home.
Never bet against Will Smith if the calendar says July. With an already healthy list of monster openings in the month, Smith set a career best with "I, Robot," which drew $52.3 million in its debut…
Spider-Man and Shrek are ruling the box office world through the power of sequels while Michael Moore shows potent drawing power in the first foreign forays for "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Gauls depressed at the thought of returning to their work-a-day lives come September, may find themselves cheered up by the thought of a cheap date at the movies.
As the year hit the halfway point, U.S. studios looked headed for a banner year overseas -- but the big challenge is to maintain this momentum.