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…
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…
Enjoying its most lucrative frame abroad, "Spider-Man" began its Western European rollout in acrobatic style and effortlessly conquered Australia over the weekend.
The sum of a sports-packed weekend and crowded theatrical marketplace was a repeat No. 1 perf for Paramount actioner "The Sum of All Fears," which posted an estimated $18.7 million over its second…
BAD BOY OF SUMMER Summer isn’t summer without a pic from Jerry Bruckheimer. Today his latest entry "Bad Company" hopes to continue the producer’s usual march to $100 million. Some years…
The B.O. wilted in heat wave-hit Europe last weekend as the "Star Wars" juggernaut started to run out of puff, and exhibs eagerly awaited the arrival of "Spider-Man" over the next two weeks.
The "Spider-Man" and "Star Wars" juggernauts continued to dominate the B.O. in many territories over the weekend, while "Panic Room" and "40 Days and 40 Nights" seized a window of opportunity to post…
The film biz finally took a B.O. breather. Paramount rang up a $31.2 million bow for "The Sum of All Fears" and Universal/Imagine's "Undercover Brother" debuted with $12.1 million. Overall, though…
POST-MEMORIAL DAY BLUES Percent drop after memorial day weekend Last weekend set a record for the Memorial Day frame with $200 million in total grosses. But history shows the following weekend…
"Stars Wars: Episode II" cloned a boffo soph sesh with an estimated $61.2 million that topped a crush of box office competish over a Memorial Day weekend that registered historic highs.
When two blockbusters generate more than $110 million combined overseas in a bit less than one week, you can tell the pre-summer season is cooking.