It's a war of attrition out there, as a combo of Iraq TV coverage, superb weather in continental Europe and a shortage of must-see films resulted in another generally slow weekend at cinemas overseas.
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It seems the war in Iraq is having a greater impact on the B.O. in Europe -- both in ticket sales and in cinemagoers' choices -- than some distribs initially expected. Yet a star-driven local comedy…
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Those fistfuls of Oscars for "Chicago" and the actress gong for "The Hours" are sure to give both a bounce overseas, although it's debatable how much the awards will help the latter broaden its…
Saturation TV coverage of the Iraq war had a negligible effect on cinema going overseas over the weekend as one London-based distrib opined that warm, sunny spring weather in the U.K. and Europe had…
American films accounted for 71.2% of admissions in the European Union in 2002, rebounding from a relatively weak 65.2% a year earlier.
For a second straight frame, Hollywood stormed domestic theaters with a phalanx of wobbly new titles that crix and moviegoers promptly shot down. Disney laffer "Bringing Down the House" remained…
As the world braced for war, U.S. distribs were sticking to their release plans overseas but understandably feeling antsy about the duration of the battle and its impact on cinemagoing.
THE SPOILS OF WAR The weekend B.O. in early 1991 was unfazed by the Gulf War, experiencing gains against the same January and February frames in 1990. Two films bowed during the Gulf War that…
With due respect to J Lopez, when "Maid in Manhattan" ranks as the weekend's B.O. queen, it's a sure sign that biz is off-key.