It's the biggest debut ever in the territory for a Warner Bros. movie and an Imax record, too
Leading films bring in 14 percent less than 2012, but mid-level hits keeps the overall market expanding
'Despicable Me 2' rules China with 3rd-best animated opening ever; "Hobbit" sequel crosses the $800M mark worldwide
Gritty tale of Afghan war heroism mobilizes the mainstream to blast past projections. "August Osage County" bests "Her"
Tolkien tale takes in $58M to Disney film's $52.5M overseas this weekend; Fox's 'Walter Mitty" is third with strong $31.5M
Disney's animated musical, in its sixth week, ends the three-week run of "The Hobbit" with $20.7 million
Despite storms, Disney animated tale is on $23M pace and should end three-week reign of "The Hobbit"
Low-budget spin-off targets Hispanic horror fans and could end the Tolkien tale's three-week run at No. 1
The animated family film tops its Christmas Day haul by 35% and tops "The Hobbit"
Tolkien tale is tops with $29M; "Anchorman 2," "American Hustle" and "Wolf of Wall Street" bunched behind
"Hobbit" and "Frozen" vie for the top spot as busy weekend drives 2013 into the record books
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio get "C" CinemaScore. "Mitty" beats "47 Ronin" and "Grudge Match" while Justin Bieber's "Believe" struggles
"Desolation of Smaug" takes in $96 million abroad led by record $18 million opening in Russia
Powered by a massive promo campaign, Paramount's Will Ferrell sequel opens Wednesday, nine years after the original
This year's biggest movies haven't matched the grosses of last year's leaders -- it's depth that's made the difference
Peter Jackson's sequel adds $131M from abroad; Disney's family film tops "Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas" with $22M
"Desolation of Smaug" on $75M pace. "Frozen" eyes $25M and 2nd after "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" starts slowly
No cause for alarm if "Smaug" opens a little shy of "Journey" -- there's just more competition at home this year
"Unexpected Journey's" $1 billion global haul was 70 percent foreign -- and 'Smaug" is positioned to do even better
Overseas grosses are off 2.4% overall and the top 20 are down 16% from last year's leaders -- but there's help on the way