Crime paid off big time over the weekend as conman caper "Catch Me if You Can" ran away from the competition in the U.K., Germany, Austria and Italy, and in its soph session in Spain.
Fueled by "Spider-Man," Brazil's B.O. jumped a boffo 25% in 2002 in local currency terms from 2001, despite the difficult economic environment.
Traffic in the awards season corridor isn't as congested overseas as it is in the U.S. That's partly because several Oscar hopefuls won't be launched until the Berlin fest. Nonetheless, most of the…
Disney sleuther "The Recruit" captured the box office flag this weekend with an estimated $16.5 million, as second place proved the final perch for New Line horror pic "Final Destination 2" in a…
FEWER SCREAMS THE SECOND TIME "Final Destination 2" has an uphill battle this weekend. Horror sequels in the past 10 years have never outgrossed their first chapter. Below is a list of the…
The Australian film industry halved its share of the domestic box office in 2002, with no films grossing north of $A10 million ($5.8 million), as Hollywood pics continued to dominate.
A slew of Oscar contenders and several unadulterated crowdpleasers is underpinning the buoyant B.O. overseas. Among the impressive freshmen last weekend were "8 Mile," "The Bourne Identity," "My Big…
There was something for nearly everyone at overseas cinemas during the weekend as the Japanese embraced "The Bourne Identity," Aussies joined the chorus of approval for "Chicago," Germans toasted "My…
Sony/Revolution's "Darkness Falls," a horror pic about a town of the same name, scared up an estimated $12.5 million in opening grosses to top the weekend box office.
Eminem may have been powerless against Frodo Baggins, but he managed to attract 1.6 million German moviegoers and bagged nearly $11 million at the box office with his cinematic debut in "8 Mile,"…
Filmmakers Zhang Yimou and Hou Hsiao-hsien have won acclaim and awards, but what they really want is mainstream acceptance and commercial success.