Final figures are not tabulated yet but are likely to show that the U.S. majors collectively reaped more theatrical revenues overseas in 1993 than at home.
Exhibs in most foreign territories were finishing 1993 on a winning note as vacationing audiences feasted on the chiefly American confections of fantasy and comedy -- with a dash of drama.
Robin Williams just about rules the Yule around the world. With Europe already ablaze from "Aladdin's" lamp, the energetic genie conjured up magic in other parts of the world as well.
"Aladdin's" lamp is burning brightly across Europe, tracking about 50% ahead of "Beauty and the Beast" as the pic soared past $ 133.6 million gross overseas.
"Aladdin" has rocketed to $ 126 million gross overseas, powered by record-busting weekend bows in Italy and the U.K.
"Little Buddha" had its world preem in wintry France and the "Addams Family" sequel began its foreign journey in sweltering, summery Australia. Both look promising, but not outstanding.
Heavy snow and freezing temperatures across much of Europe didn't deter more than a million people from flocking to "Aladdin" as its overseas cume soared to $ 100 million.
The Magic Carpet alighted in Paris and France fell in love with "Aladdin." The critics cried "Oui!" and the public lined up. Opening five days pulled $ 340 ,000 (its first run at Paris' 2,750-seat…
The incredible has now happened: Through Friday, "Jurassic Park" became the first picture ever to gross $ 500 million overseas.
In Japan, "Sliver" went toe-to-toe against "Striking Distance"-- and Sharon Stone KO'd Bruce Willis. "Sliver" scored $ 3.475 million in five days on 163 screens, elevating the international cume to a…
"Jurassic Park" soared past $ 480 million gross overseas this week, propelled by socko business in France, Belgium and Greece.