Several limited releases kicked up their heels in fine holiday style this weekend. Miramax's "Chicago" staged a particularly boffo bow, as the critically lauded musical grossed an estimated $2.1…
The success of Hindi-lingo pic "Kaante" (Thorns) in its opening week has buoyed the Indian industry, which has seen few record breaking films this year. Media Partners/Bollywood's L.A.-produced…
Roberto Benigni received a frosty reception from U.S. critics with his holiday opener "Pinocchio," but the Italian comic's enduring popularity at home grabbed him spectacular ratings for his one-man…
Two Italo features outgunned U.S. import at the box office this Christmas, giving local industryites extra cause to celebrate.
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" returned to the winner's circle this weekend as solidly bowing "Catch Me if You Can" failed to catch the sequel fantasy.
Oscar winner George Roy Hill, who became one of Hollywood's top directors by blending adventure and comedy in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting," died Friday of complications from…
MORE BUCKS, LESS INFLUX The rise in Christmas week B.O. is mainly due to higher ticket prices. Admissions dipped 6% in 2001, even as grosses set a record at $290 million. Year  …
The power of awards nominations will be put to the test today for a quartet of prestige pics -- "Chicago," "The Hours," "Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Pianist" -- that open amid a perplexing kudos…
The Viardo Agency has inked clients Maverick Films and L.A.-based production company Back 40 Entertainment for public relations, intellectual property management and production representation.
Rialto Pictures will release a newly restored version of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge" in early 2003, presented under the imprimatur of Melville fan John Woo.