The fall season abroad perked up last weekend, sparked by muscular bows from "The Bourne Identity," "Minority Report" and "The Tuxedo," as well as hot holdover biz for "Signs."
Mel Gibson, Matt Damon and Jackie Chan were B.O. heroes over the weekend as "Signs" continued to dominate Japan, Mexico and parts of Europe, "The Bourne Identity" enthralled auds in Australia and…
"Sweet Home Alabama" captured the box office flag this weekend with a September-record $37.5 million in estimated opening grosses. Boffo "'Bama" bow shows Disney wasn't whisting Dixie when it…
Think of a number -- then double it. That looks like the fortunate future for Russian distributors, as territory's box office continues on a striking upturn.
One of the few bright lights of an otherwise gray September, "Signs" is on course to cross $100 million this week and looks likely to have enough firepower to reach $200 million overseas.
JUMPING OFF A PLATFORM Fall is the prime season for distribs to gradually roll out prestige fare. Disney hopes to post a strong screen average this weekend with "Moonlight Mile." Opening…
Four studios will cross the $1 billion B.O. milestone overseas in 2002, heralding a banner year for Hollywood.
There was a lopsided tilt to the B.O. in many terrritories last weekend: smash biz wherever "Signs" appeared, but generally scant trading beyond that.
"Barbershop" threw open its doors to crossover auds this weekend, as MGM's urban laffer sheared through four wide openers to repeat atop box office rankings with an estimated $13.3 million.
It's been a stuttering start to the fall season abroad, with British bookers griping last week about fragile business apart from a stellar "Signs" entry, Germany and Spain still suffering from a…