SOPH SHORTFALL Comedies aside, sequels in 2002 have not fared as well as their predecessors. New Line aims to break the spell with "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Pic  …
Cueing a massive weekend overseas, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" shattered industry opening records Wednesday in 10 of its 14 markets.
And so the Christmas crush begins -- even as the box office year concludes. In the first thrust of a multipic showdown over the robust Yuletide sesh, New Line's sequel fantasy "Lord of the Rings: Two…
After crossing $1 billion overseas for the eighth year in a row -- a Hollywood record -- Disney's Buena Vista Intl. is facing another challenge: salvaging something from "Treasure Planet's" domestic…
A local comedy knocked "Harry Potter" off its perch in Italy, but otherwise the wiz and the James Bond juggernaut continued to dominate the overseas B.O. last weekend.
The "Harry Potter" and James Bond blockbusters are the two towers dominating overseas wickets -- at least until that other pic with "Two Towers" in the title starts its global rollout in a few days.
Sony/Revolution's Jennifer Lopez-Ralph Fiennes romancer "Maid in Manhattan" topped weekend box office with an estimated $19 million bow, as Paramount opener "Star Trek Nemesis" went timidly where…
The "Harry Potter" and James Bond juggernauts have boosted the December B.O. abroad way above the same month last year, while still leaving breathing room for a handful of rookies and older-skewing…
"Bad Company" went head-to-head with "The Bourne Identity" in Chinese cinemas last month. Guess who won?
LATE PAYOFF FOR MISTLETOE MOVIES "Maid in Manhattan" is hoping to emulate the track record of other December romantic comedies, getting its payoff at the B.O. in the end rather than upfront…
A double dose of the boy wizard has rocketed Warner Bros. past Sony into pole position at the overseas B.O. -- and it looks sure to take line honors for 2002.
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