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'Dangal' now the highest grossing foreign-language film ever in China

22-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Unstoppable Dangal crosses $100m; its dominance expected to continue until Pirates 5 opens.


'Dangal' dominates international session on $32.7m (update)

21-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

‘Alien: Covenant’ beats ‘Guardians 2’; The Boss Baby crosses $300m international mark.

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'Guardians Vol. 2' crosses $400m international

19-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Alien: Covenant on $46.7m heads into big second weekend.


China box office: India's 'Dangal' surprisingly beats 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

15-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

All the new releases flopped, including King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Power Rangers.

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'Guardians 2' tops 'Alien: Covenant' at int'l box office (update)

14-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

India’s Dangal adds $31.5m; King Arthur plunders $29.1m from international launch.

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'Baahubali: The Conclusion' becomes top-grossing Indian film

8-May-2017 | By

The sequel has broken box office records in multiple territories.

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China box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' opens top

8-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Andy Lau’s Shock Wave holds onto second; solid opening for Indian film Dangal.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $430m worldwide (update)

7-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 8 UPDATE: Tentpole pushes Marvel Cinematic Universe films past $11bn; scores $49.3m China debut.

Shock Wave

China box office: 'Shock Wave' tops 'The Fate Of The Furious'

2-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hong Kong action thriller starring Andy Lau takes top spot over Labour Day weekend.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' crosses $1bn worldwide (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 1 UPDATE: Tentpole overtakes Furious 7 as biggest foreign release ever in China on 2.43bn RMB.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' rules international on $101m (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marvel Studios tentpole scores number one debuts in all but three of its 37 territories.

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'The Fate Of The Furious' poised to cross $1bn

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' scores $6.6m international opening day

26-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' tops 'Transformers'

24-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.

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China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' smashes multiple records

18-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 doubles US debut; A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella in second place

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Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

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What's behind China's box office slow-down?

11-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Screen reveals the context behind a weak Q1 and looks to the future.

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China box office: 'Ghost In The Shell' wins weekend but 'Kong' still top

10-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hat-trick for Kong: Skull Island; more tickets sold during Qing Ming holidays.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

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'Beauty And The Beast' hits $900m worldwide

5-Apr-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.

Kong: Skull Island

China box office shrinks again in March

3-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kong: Skull Island top; Logan hits $100m; negative growth last month.

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'Beauty And The Beast' nears $900m worldwide (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' scores huge debut to boost China box office

27-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.

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'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $694m worldwide (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.


Chinese film regulator punishes more than 300 cinemas

23-Mar-2017 | By

The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.

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Strong dollar impacted 2016 international box office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.

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'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

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'Beauty And The Beast' breaks records at China Box office

20-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.


Heavily-edited version of 'Logan' tops China box office

6-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' tops China box office with huge debut

28-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.

La La Land

'La La Land' opens second at China box office

20-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.

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'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' crosses $100m in China

15-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ tops China box office

13-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.

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'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in record China bow

10-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.

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Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops record-breaking week at Chinese box office

6-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.

Journey To The West

'Journey To The West' sequel strikes gold at China box office

31-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.


'Passengers', 'Arrival' dominate lacklustre China box office

23-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.

Rogue One

China box office: 'Rogue One' stays top, 'Passengers' rules the weekend

16-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.

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'Rogue One' debuts top of the Chinese box office

9-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off makes $30m in its opening weekend.

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'Rogue One' heads into China

6-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.


'Hacksaw Ridge' becomes biggest imported war film in China

5-Jan-2017 | By

Bliss Media distributes the World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson, which has crossed $50m in China and earned a rare extension.

Captain America: Civil War

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

Captain America: Civil War topped the charts in Hong Kong, but local films also performed well.

The Mermaid

China box office growth declined sharply in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By

After years of huge growth, the Chinese box office plateaued last year.

Railroad Tigers and See You Tomorrow

'Railroad Tigers' unseats 'See You Tomorrow' at China box office

3-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Jackie Chan back on top, Great Wall nears $150m.

The Great Wall

‘The Great Wall’ conquers China box office

20-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Great Wall in at number one; 2016 annual takings set to break new records

Your Name

'Your Name' retains China box office lead

12-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hacksaw Ridge and Suddenly Seventeen open in second and third respectively.

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China box office: 'Your Name' topples 'Fantastic Beasts'

5-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.

China box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' top, 'Moana' opens third

28-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Harry Potter spin-off scores IMAX best for wizarding franchise in China.




NFTS appoints school director

Dr John Wardle succeeds Nik Powell at UK film school.

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BAFTA announces 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards finalists

Finalists were chosen from the previously announced 45 shortlisted films.

Red Carpet

Security and Netflix row dominate Cannes 2017

The festival was forced to react to anger over the inclusion of Netflix titles, then the Manchester terror attack.

Blade of the immortal

Takashi Miike's 'Blade Of The Immortal' cuts UK deal

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks deal with Arrow Films, which plots “major” release.

A Ghost Story

A24, Picturehouse partner for UK release of 'A Ghost Story'

Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck supernatural drama set for August.

The Rider

Sony Classics acquires Cannes title 'The Rider'

Chloe´ Zhao’s film premiered in Directors’ Fortnight.


Benedict Cumberbatch mindfulness documentary scores key deals Video

EXCLUSIVE: US, Germany, Australia, Latin America among deals for ‘Walk With Me’.

Sverrir Gudnason

'Borg/McEnroe' star Sverrir Gudnason joins 'Imagine Murder'

EXCLUSIVE: Nordic noir inspired by infamous real-life Icelandic murder case.

‘Hanna’ TV adaptation ordered straight-to-series by Amazon

The TV adaptation is based on the 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan.

Megan Ellison

Annapurna expands international footprint

New partnerships to begin with Katheryn Bigelow’s Detroit

Literally,Right Before Aaron

Screen Media Films acquires ‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’

The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.

The Extincts

Cirrina Studios announces animation ’The Extincts’

The recently launched studio plans a 2019 release for their first animated feature.


Rob Reiner’s 'LBJ' gets release date

Woody Harrelson stars as the 36th US President.

Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathe

IMAX set to expand in France and Holland

IMAX joins Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé for six new IMAX theatres.

Three things

California buys world rights for Danish thriller '3 Things'

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen star.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

Helsinki to preview 'Iron Sky 2', 'Guardian Angel'

New projects selected for Helsinki scheme.

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield doc heads to America

EXCLUSIVE: Film focuses on a bizarre episode of Mansfield’s personal life.

Now Showing

FilmDoo acquires VoD rights to Raya Martin's back catalogue

EXCLUSIVE: How To Disappear Completely and Now Showing included in deal.


Ile de France fetes bumper Cannes presence

Regional funding body celebrates 14 films at the festival this year.