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Multiplexes eat up B.O.

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The recent mushrooming of multiplexes in Taipei has caused the curtain to fall on smaller venues and sliced the box office pie into bigger chunks. Larger theaters now eat up the majority of the…

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Mercury rising

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Hollywood's hot streak should stay sizzling this weekend. Box office for 2002 already has crossed the $4 billion mark, up an astounding 20% from the same period of 2001. That trend won't be reversed…

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Groovy Scooby’s bow wows

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"Scooby-Doo" did. Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the long-running TV cartoon led a hungry box office pack this weekend, scooping up a June-record $56.4 million in estimated opening grosses.

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Risk blows in ‘Wind’

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There's been a perception for some time that MGM execs were anxious over the looming bow of "Windtalkers," but the Lion has significantly lowered its risk exposure on the pricey war movie by quietly…

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B.O. world is flat

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The international theatrical marketplace is thriving, but not necessarily for Hollywood pics. Stats show that Motion Picture Assn. companies last year earned $2.2 billion in rentals from overseas…

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Slinging worldwide web

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The summer B.O. temperature abroad soared last weekend, with "Spider-Man" the hottest ticket in parts of Europe and Australia. A slew of other new releases, carefully dated to avoid the webslinger…

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