The film epic storms the United Kingdom, Mexico and more than 50 major markets
Timing and marketing pushed the film to new heights
Strong debut for follow-up to graphic novel hit
"Rise of an Empire" debut tops first-day grosses of the original by 20 percent in France, Warner Bros. says
Several nations ban Paramount's religious saga because "it contradicts the teachings of Islam"
"Rise of an Empire" eyes $40 million debut while DreamWorks' animated family film targets $25 million opening
Paolo Sorrentino's drama, Italy's first Academy Award winner in 15 years, hasn't made a box-office splash in U.S.
The staying power of Mark Burnett's Bible saga could impact the Russell Crowe epic
Disney's animated hit has taken in $389 million domestically and $612 million overseas
The jetliner thriller opened with $30 million to hold off the Bible saga's $26.5 million; "The Lego Movie" crosses $200 million
The jetliner thriller is heading for $30 million and Bible saga could top $25 million, with "The Lego Movie" third
"Non-Stop" racks up $720,000 in Thursday showings
With the Academy Awards a month later this year, most of the favorites are available for home viewing, or soon will be
That's good news for Lionsgate and Summit, who hope they have another "Twilight" or "Hunger Games" on their hands
But neither he nor the experts know how many will see it this weekend, or if it will challenge "Non-Stop" for No. 1
Warner Bros. also slots more films, including "Entourage" and "Conjuring 2"
Anti-Defamation League director thinks the new movie can undo damage done by Mel Gibson's, which debuted 10 years ago Tuesday
Everything is global: Local stars' voices are dubbed in, and the pop culture humor is tailored to maximize box-office appeal overseas
Actor will be honored for his pioneering performance-capture work in "Lord of the Rings" movies
Which honored actors and actresses have shown the most clout at the multiplexes might surprise you
"Everything is Awesome" for everyone but Paul W.S. Anderson and his disaster movie flop
It's the biggest debut ever in the territory for a Warner Bros. movie and an Imax record, too
Lionsgate's Jennifer Lawrence sequel has taken in $423.6 million, topping "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"
"3 Days to Kill" second as volcano epic implodes and animated toy tale wins third straight weekend
Kevin Costner thriller is distant second as volcano epic goes pffft and toy tale heads for $33 million third-weekend win
Warner Bros. also slots its Will Smith comedy, "Focus"
2014's first big-budget flop is looming on the horizon
Warner Bros.' animated tale reaches milestone in less than two weeks
The comedy star's "About Last Night" sold 66% of its Fandango tickets via cell phone -- the highest percentage ever for a wide opening
Seoul will be on one of several international locales for the production, which is based in London