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IT’S OFFICIAL: SKYFALL SETS BOND RECORD

November 18, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

While all eyes were focused on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 to see whether it would break box-office records (it didn’t; see separate item), Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond blockbuster, was continuing to rack up huge profits overseas, where, in its fourth week, it grossed an additional $49.6 million to bring its […]

EUROPEAN TV PAYING BILLIONS FOR HOLLYWOOD MOVIES

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Hollywood has found a new, lucrative market for its motion pictures: European television stations. Today’s (Wednesday) Hollywood Reporter provides details of a new study, Imported Feature Films on European TV, which lists the largest sellers (by hours) as, in order: Warner Bros., Universal, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, and Sony. Those studios, the report indicated, […]

WILL FOREIGN AUDIENCES BAIL OUT JOHN CARTER? (Updated)

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney executives are no doubt hoping that overseas audiences may come to the rescue of John Carter, which has suffered an unmitigated disaster at the box office domestically. The movie grossed an estimated $40.7 million in 54 countries over the weekend to bring its foreign gross to $126.1 million. By contrast, the film took in […]

LATEST MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SETS FRANCHISE RECORD

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Helped by a two-day debut in China that brought in $12.7 million, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol has again topped the overseas box office. With a total of $25.2 million in ticket sales for the weekend, the film has now collected $369.4 million abroad and $571.9 million worldwide, putting it ahead of the highest-grossing installment […]

LION KING RETURNING FOR THIRD WEEKEND

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Given its unpredicted success over the past two weeks, Disney is keeping The Lion King 3D in theaters this weekend, where it could very well retain its throne as the box-office leader for the third weekend in a row. Originally, the studio had planned to give the 1994 movie a two-week revival, primarily to help […]