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Asia Box Office


Transformers The Last Knight

Hollywood plots China box office audit amid fraud concerns

27-Jun-2017 | By

MPAA reacts to ongoing questions about the accuracy of Chinese box office reporting.

Transformers: The Last Knight

China box office: 'Transformers 5' posts huge debut

26-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Michael Bay’s sequel opens with more than $120m, way ahead of US total.

The Mummy

China box office: 'The Mummy' crosses $80m in weak frame

19-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top four spots as Alien: Covenant wins weekend but Chinese films remain weak.

Chinese Film Industry Summit

Chinese studio chiefs grapple with slowdown

19-Jun-2017 | By

Alibaba chief describes tech giant as ‘provider of infrastructure’ rather than competitor to producers of Chinese films.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' closes on $300m worldwide (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ release rules international on $53m; Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 hits $500m international.

The Mummy

China Box office: 'The Mummy' is Tom Cruise's best ever debut

12-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood holds top three spots; The Mummy scares up $50m; Pirates 5 hits $160m.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' scares up $141.8m international debut (update)

11-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 12 UPDATE: Universal crosses $3bn worldwide as initial ‘Dark Universe’ film scores $174m global debut.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' crosses $300m worldwide

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 9 UPDATE: The Mummy reaches early $20.5m; scores $18.7m in China.

Wonder Woman

China box office: 'Wonder Woman' conquers the weekend

5-Jun-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Pirates Of The Caribbean takes weekly crown; Dangal hits $160m.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' surges to $18.7m at international box office

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 2 UPDATE: Warner Bros tentpole opened in additional 32 markets on Thursday. Pirates 5 nears $300m international mark.

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

China box office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' easily takes top spot

30-May-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Johnny Depp sequel dethrones surprise smash hit Dangal.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' in $208.4m international launch (update)

28-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Fate Of The Furious crosses $1bn worldwide, while Alien: Covenant passes $100m international mark.


'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.

Guardians alien

'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.

Baahubali 2

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

8-May-2017 | By

The sequel has broken box office records in multiple territories.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

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.

Fast And Furious 8

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

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

'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.

Fast And Furious 8

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

Fast And Furious 8

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.

China box office

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.

Beauty and the beast

'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.

Beauty and the beast

'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.

Beauty and the beast

'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.

Finding Dory

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.

Beauty And The Beast

'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.

Beauty and the beast

'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.

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.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

'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.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage China promotion

'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.

Kung Fu Yoga

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.



Will Massa Danny Leigh

BFI hires Danny Leigh, Will Massa for archive roles

BFI National Archive makes key hires for curatorial team.

Ricardo Darin Javier Bardem Penelope Cruz

Italian distributor Lucky Red reveals ambitious production plans

Distributor plots move into genre and family movies, beginning with Asghar Farhadi’s upcoming thriller.

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Odeon Cinemas Group hires MD for Spain and Portugal

Ramon Biarnes joins Europe’s largest exhibitor.


Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to Syfy channel

EXCLUSIVE: Pilot for horror series being made for US network, according to actor.

MGM Worldwide Television expands senior team

Company hires Mina Patel, Todd Parkin; promotes Annie Khostegyan.

An Inconvenient Sequel

'An Inconvenient Sequel' ending to change

Participant Media confirms move ahead of July 28 release.

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy join Hulu drama 'Castle Rock'

Actresses join previously announced Andre Holland in 10-part series.

Hanne Palmquist

HBO Nordic executive to deliver Strategic Partners keynote

Atlantic International Film Festival co-production market to run in September.

Colonel Tom Parker

Elvis Presley manager biopic set to go into production

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, Joe Berlinger join forces for 2018 production start on ‘The Colonel’.

In Syria

Film Movement, BOND/360 form doc alliance

Deal comes as Film Movement aims to expand footprint in documentary arena.


Shanghai fest awards top prizes to 'Pedicab', 'Shuttle Life'

Jury headed by Cristian Mungiu selects winners.


Creativity Capital, Creativity Media launch production outfit Riverhouse

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s debut slate includes Microwave feature Looted.

Have A Nice Day

Chinese animation 'Have A Nice Day' heads to multiple territories

EXCLUSIVE: MFI announces fresh deals on dark comedy crime caper set in small town China.

Facing Mecca

'Facing Mecca' triumphs at Palm Springs Shortfest

California festival runs through June 26.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp apologises for Trump 'assassination' remarks

UPDATE: Actor expresses contrition after White House condemns remarks as ‘sad’.

2017 BAFTA SFA Winners

BAFTA announces 2017 Student Film Award winners

Special jury prize awarded to Daphne Matziaraki for documentary 4.1 Miles.

Once Upon A Time

Well Go USA acquires North American rights to 'Once Upon A Time'

Distributor plans an August theatrical release followed by digital, home video release.

The Divine Order

Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films board 'The Divine Order'

Film marks initial acquistion following distribution alliance.


London Screenings 2017: which films stood out?

Buyers expressed optimism over a handful of titles amid London security concerns.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson drama wins at Champs-Elysées fest's US in Progress

Wild Nights With Emily, about an illicit romance, scoops €50,000 top prize.