Several high-profile U.S. films haven't been tracking as strongly abroad as at home, one factor that explains why the summer season didn't catch fire in some markets.
FALLING UPWARD Last year’s autumn B.O. reached an all-time high, allaying any fears that the aftermath of Sept. 11 would hurt pic receipts. Fox’s "Swimfan" and Warner Bros.’ "City by the Sea"…
The B.O. rallied in most major markets last weekend, spurred by "Men in Black II's" socko bow in Spain and sterling contributions from a slew of other freshmen including "Signs," "Lilo & Stitch,"…
Labor Day auds gave the greenlight for "Signs" to park atop weekend box office rankings for a third time in its fifth frame with an estimated $16.5 million in four-day grosses.
SUMMER SLOWDOWN While this year’s mid-June to early-July sesh was markedly better than last year’s frame, the laggy legs of "Blue Crush" and "XXX" have slowed…
Industry box office will have to labor mightily through Labor Day if summer admissions are to improve over a year ago. Through Sunday, B.O. tracker Nielsen EDI counted $2.88 billion in seasonal…
High-octane hero Vin Diesel is waiting to see whether actioner "XXX" will power him to international stardom.
"XXX" marked the spot atop the B.O. in Southeast Asia as the Sony/Revolution Studios' actioner began its foreign excursion over the weekend.
In another sign that late-summer box office is suffering a nasty case of the vapors, M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" topped weekend box office with $14.4 million in Disney suspenser's fourth frame in…
Many folks in Europe were too hot or too wet -- or still enjoying summer vacations -- to bother with cinemagoing last week. With no such distractions, auds in Australia and Argentina flocked to…
SCHOOL’S IN FOR THE SUMMER August’s total B.O. is hampered each weekend by the increasing number of students returning to school. If last year’s tracking is any…