Box Office

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Gallic 'Black' attack

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"Men in Black," which bowed here Wednesday, rocketed to the top spot at the French box office, breaking records for the biggest opening-day tally across the nation with more than 357,400 tickets sold.

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'Black' day o'seas

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It was "Men in Black" to the rescue of the ailing foreign business last weekend, as Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy bagged $20 million from socko bows in five territories --- including an all-time…

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Summer loses steam o'seas

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The summer B.O. fires burned a little less brightly in some markets last week due to a shortage of new releases, while holdovers "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Con Air" kept smokin'.

Marketplace

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Beastly good o'seas B.O.

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Evil beasts in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Men in Black" had the time of their lives last week at the overseas box office, especially in Asia, Latin America and South Africa. Only the…

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B.O. summer hotter o'seas

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The summer season, now at the midway point, is shaping up more potently abroad than domestically, as continued multiplexing and better-spaced release skeds are enabling the big U.S. films to realize…

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Action roils o'seas

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In a torrid weekend for U.S. actioners overseas, UIP's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" stole the show to join the blockbuster club at the foreign box office with a 19-territory Latin American and Far…

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'Bat' beats up B.O.

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Batman & Arnold are proving an irresistible force overseas as "Batman & Robin" notched socko openings in five markets and held very well in a raft of other territories over the weekend --- far better…

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