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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Rio 2, Spidey 2 in close int’l race

20-Apr-2014 | By

All eyes will be on confirmed results on Monday as Fox International’s Rio 2 finished the weekend on an estimated $48m from 65 markets, compared to a $47m initial haul for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 14.


Disney crosses $1bn at int’l BO

20-Apr-2014 | By

The studio announced (20) it had crossed the threshold for the year-to-date in a company record time to stand at $1.086bn.


Spidey 2 spins early $5m

17-Apr-2014 | By

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rolled out in the first of its 15 territories through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend, setting record opening days for 2014 in the UK, Germany, Australia and Belgium.

Rio 2

Rio 2 tops int'l on $63.5m

13-Apr-2014 | By

UPDATED APRIL 14: Fox International’s animation sequel pipped Marvel/Disney’s Captain America 2 to the post in a close contest at the international box office as a confirmed $63.5m weekend trumped $60.3m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier hits $250m int’l BO

10-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier has amassed an even $250m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and must be the favourite to dominate the arena for a third consecutive session.

Captain Americ: The Winter Soldier

Captain America opens big in China

8-Apr-2014 | By

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the China box office during the week March 31-April 6, grossing $36.23m after just three days.

Ocho Apellidos Vascos

Ocho on course for Spanish record

6-Apr-2014 | By

UPDATED APRIL 7: Emilio Martinez-Lazaro’s rom-com Ocho Apellidos Vascos will become on April 7 the biggest Spanish-language release of all time in Spain and Universal’s biggest release in the territory.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier rampant in China

6-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier grossed a confirmed $109.8m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) powered by a mighty China debut to boost the early tally to $209.4m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier to soar past $150m

3-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Solider was due to cross $100m on April 3 heading into what is expected to be a mighty second international session.


Frozen biggest animation in history

31-Mar-2014 | By

Disney’s Oscar winner Frozen added $8m for a $674m international tally at the weekend and climbed to $1.072bn to become the biggest animation of all time at the global box office.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier rules on $75m

30-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATED MARCH 31: Captain America: The Winter Soldier smashed its way to the top of the international box office thanks to a confirmed $75m haul through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. Meanwhile Paramount’s Noah was in exceptional form.


Noah storms Australia on $750K

27-Mar-2014 | By

Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic claimed 55% market share on opening day in star Russell Crowe’s home turf of Australia (27), Paramount Pictures International reported.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America 2 eyes victory

27-Mar-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the overwhelming favourite to usurp DreamWorks’ Need For Speed this weekend as it prepares to launch in around 33 markets through Disney.


Noah scores mighty Russia launch

27-Mar-2014 | By

Paramount Pictures International top brass said Darren Aronofsky’s film opened on $2.75m in Russia for the fourth biggest non-holiday debut in history.

David Kosse at CinemaCon

Kosse to theatres: invest in VOD

24-Mar-2014 | By

Attendees at CinemaCon’s international day heard Universal Pictures’ president of international David Kosse sound a warning to exhibitors.

Need For Speed

Speed stays top on int’l $29.2m

23-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATED MARCH 24: DreamWorks’ Need For Speed grossed a further $29.2m from 55 territories in the second weekend to boost the running total to $96.1m.


Noah scores $1.1m South Korea launch

20-Mar-2014 | By

The Paramount and Regency Enterprises epic from Darren Aronofsky delivered the biggest opening day in South Korea so far this year from 730 screens.

Need For Speed

Speed seeks to retain pole

20-Mar-2014 | By

DreamWorks’ Need For Speed has raced to more than $51m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International (WDSMPI) and Mister Smith markets and enters its second session looking favourite to stay top.

Need For Speed

Need For Speed tops China chart

18-Mar-2014 | By

DreamWorks’ Need For Speed took pole position at the Chinese box office over the weekend, grossing $21.09m in three days.

Spanish Affair

Spanish Affair breaks Spanish records

17-Mar-2014 | By Juan Sarda

Comedy scores best opening for a Spanish film since The Impossible.

Need For Speed

Speed takes pole on $46m

16-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATE MAR 18: DreamWorks’ Need For Speed powered to an estimated $45.6m in its first international wave of 40 territories through Disney and Mister Smith territories.

Need For Speed

300 sequel battles Speed

13-Mar-2014 | By

300: Rise Of An Empire is expected to still be the one to beat heading into its second session, although it can expect a spirited challenge from DreamWorks’ Need For Speed.

Dhoom 3

India box office up 10% in 2013

12-Mar-2014 | By

FICCI Frames: India’s box office grew by 10% to reach $1.53bn (Rs93.4bn) in 2013, according to a FICCI-KPMG report released on the opening day of the FICCI Frames conference in Mumbai.


Snowpiercer locks China release date

11-Mar-2014 | By

Korean studio CJ Entertainment’s China office has confirmed that Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer will be released in mainland China on March 17.

300 Rise of an Empire

300 sequel rules the world

9-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATED MAR 10: A more appropriate title would be hard to find as Warner Bros’ 300: Rise Of An Empire dominated global box office on an estimated $133.9m and pulled off a confirmed $88.8m international launch on 14,740 screens in 58 markets.


Slave crosses $100m int'l BO

9-Mar-2014 | By

Spurred on by Academy Awards glory, New Regency, River Road and Plan B’s acclaimed drama by Steve McQueen has surged past $100m through Lionsgate International licensees.


Smaug, Robocop top China box office

5-Mar-2014 | By

Robocop had a strong opening in China last weekend, grossing $20.67m (Feb 28-March 2), but The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug kept the top spot in the box office chart.

300 Rise of an Empire

Warners unleashes 300 sequel

5-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATE: 300: Rise Of An Empire has already plundered $32.8m from 58 markets from Wedensday to Friday.


Frozen breaks Korea box office record

4-Mar-2014 | By

Disney feature is the first animation to top 10 million admissions in Korea.


Kano tops Taiwan box office

3-Mar-2014 | By

Wei Te-sheng-produced sports drama Kano topped the box office over its opening weekend in Taiwan (Feb 27-March 2).


RoboCop powers to $30m session

2-Mar-2014 | By

UPDATED MAR 3: A number one $20.5m Chinese debut powered MGM and Columbia Pictures’ RoboCop to an estimated $30m weekend as the running total climbed to $136m and the reboot took over pole position from Warner Bros Pictures International’s The Hobbit 2.


Studios look to Eastern promise

28-Feb-2014 | By

The box office might of China was underlined last weekend when Warner Bros Pictures International’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug delivered a titanic debut to rule the roost.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug runs riot in China

23-Feb-2014 | By

UPDATED FEB 24: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug scored a record three-day launch in China for Warner Bros as an estimated $32.7m from 5,500 screens delivered an easy local number one and dominated the international arena.

The Lego Movie

Lego Movie stays top in US on $32m

23-Feb-2014 | By

Muted debuts from Relativity and EuropaCorp’s thriller 3 Days To Kill and Constantin/Impact Pictures’ adventure Pompeii allowed Warner Bros smash The Lego Movie to hold on to pole position for the third consecutive weekend.


RoboCop looks to consolidate

21-Feb-2014 | By

Robocop ruled the roost last weekend and executes at Sony and MGM will be looking for a repeat performance.

Beijing Love Story

Beijing Love Story tops China box office

18-Feb-2014 | By

Wanda Media’s Beijing Love Story topped the China box office last weekend, grossing $33.15m in three days, according to figures compiled by EntGroup.


RoboCop rules int'l on $35m

16-Feb-2014 | By

UPDATE: MGM-Columbia’s RoboCop emerged as the dominant US film of the session thanks to an estimated $34.8m haul through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) and MGM licensees that raised the early overall tally to $69.9m.

Empire Cinema (Screen 1)

EU cinema admissions down 4.1%

14-Feb-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Figures mark the second lowest admissions level in the European Union since 2000.


Newcomers vie for Frozen's crown

13-Feb-2014 | By

MGM and Columbia Pictures’ Robocop has grossed around $28.7m and marches into 31 territories this weekend.

German box office topped €1bn in 2013

13-Feb-2014 | By

German cinemas generated more than €1bn ($1.37m) at the box office in 2013 for the second year running.

The Monkey King

China box office up 82% over Chinese New Year

10-Feb-2014 | By

Huge growth fuels speculation that China may soon expand its quota for revenue-sharing imports to 44 films a year.


Frozen leads int'l BO on $24m

9-Feb-2014 | By

Frozen grossed an estimated $24m from 47 territories through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International over the weekend to reach $545.1m.

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros launches The Lego Movie

6-Feb-2014 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International rolls out the family film in 34 markets this weekend in the first wave, day-and-date with North America.


IMAX sets China record

4-Feb-2014 | By

Senior executives at the company have confirmed that Friday January 31 set the biggest single day’s box office for IMAX screens in China.

The Monkey King

China one-two rules int’l BO

2-Feb-2014 | By

UPDATE: The emerging might of China was plain for all to see once again as two films dominated the international box office over the Chinesen new year.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf crosses $130m international

31-Jan-2014 | By

BOX OFFICE: Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio head into the weekend eying a third consecutive period of international domination with The Wolf Of Wall Street perched on $231.2m worldwide.

Miracle In Cell 7

S Korea breaks box office record

27-Jan-2014 | By

South Korea’s box office hit an all-time record in 2013 of $1.75bn (KW1.88tr),

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf rules international on $36m

26-Jan-2014 | By

UPDATED JAN 27: Red Granite’s dark comedy dominated the international arena for a second consecutive session as an estimated $36m boosted the running total to $85m.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf crosses $176m global BO

25-Jan-2014 | By

Red Granite International’s The Wolf Of Wall Street has reached $82.5m outside North America and will look to dominate the international arena for a second consecutive session.

The Family

Int'l French film audience down 65.3%

20-Jan-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Top French export was Luc Besson’s crime caper The Family starring Robert De Niro.



Rob Moore

Paramount, China Filmco eye Marco Polo

The partners will co-produce the 3D fantasy-action and are searching for a name Hollywood director and star plus US and Chinese cast.

Welcome to New York

Ferrara's GSK film gets VOD debut

Wild Bunch has eschewed a theatrical release in France and opted for a VOD launch for Welcome To New York. Abel Ferrara and Gerard Depardieu will hit the Croisette for day-long event on fringe of Cannes Film Festival.


Lincoln Center sets Fassbinder retrospective

Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 1) is being dubbed the most extensive presentation of Fassbinder’s films in New York since 1997 and runs from May 16-June 1.

Cannes poster

Cannes Film Festival 2014 line-up Video

The Official Selection for the 66th Cannes Film Festival has been unveiled in Paris.


Academy sets 2014-15 timetable

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will present the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015.

The Last Diamond

Diamond shines for Cohen Media Group

Chairman and CEO Charles S Cohen announced (17) that the company has picked up North American and English-language remake rights to the French thriller.

Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy Kirkpatrick to leave Summit

The veteran had served as Summit Entertainment’s president of worldwide marketing for the past six years and departs as Lionsgate and Summit integrate marketing operations.

Miike shooting Yakuza Apocalypse

EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Nikkatsu Corporation has announced director Takashi Miike has started shooting Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld as of April 17.

Two Days, One Night

Cannes selections: the breakdown

Croisette regulars veterans Jean Luc Godard, Ken Loach and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will compete alongside Competition first-timers Alice Rohrwacher, Xavier Dolan and Damian Szifron at the Cannes Film Festival next month.


Ciaran Foy to direct Sinister 2

Scott Derrickson, who directed the 2012 original and reprises his co-writer role with C Robert Cargill, announced the news on Twitter.

The Heart Of Bruno Wizard

Virgil rocks with Bruno Wizard

EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Rasmussen directs story of British punk rocker.

Jackie Chan

New fund backs Jackie Chan’s Dragon Blade

Jackie Chan is set to star in Daniel Lee’s period action epic Dragon Blade, to be financed by start-up film fund Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund.

Before I Disappear

Electric sparks to Disappear

EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has picked up all international rights to SXSW audience award winner Before I Disappear and will commence sales in Cannes.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone slams co-pros at Beijing

Oliver Stone was characteristically outspoken on the second day of the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), challenging China to rethink international co-productions and start making films that examine its past.


Kaleidoscope picks up Road

Narrated by Liam Neeson, the documentary [pictured] opened this year’s Belfast Film Festival.

Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return

Katherine Mills joins Signature

Former marketing manager for Lionsgate has been appointed head of marketing for UK distributor.

Baird, El Hosaini to direct Babylon series

Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong’s TV series is shooting in and around London for a six-part series this autumn.


Chef leads Tribeca Film Festival buzz

Jon Favreau’s comedy builds up most overall buzz, but Goodbye to All That leads the way with 81% intent-to-view.

Chinese film delegation heads to UK

A delegation of Chinese film and TV industry executives is heading to London in September to forge ties with UK indies and broadcasters as part of the Screen China event.


Open Road acquires Tupac

The distributor has picked up US rights to Morgan Creek and Emmett/Furla/Oasis’ biopic about the rapper.

Dee Dee Meyers

Dee Dee Myers to head WB corp comms

The former Clinton era White House press secretary has been named evp of worldwide corporate communications and pubic affairs, replacing Sue Fleishman who is leaving after nine years in charge.

Cannes shorts

Cannes unveils shorts, Cinéfondation films

Abbas Kiarostami to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.

Henry Winkler

BANFF honour for Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler will be the recipient of the 2014 Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) Award Of Excellence.

Andrea Iervolino

Andrea Iervolino expands into Canada

Fresh details have emerged on Italian-Canadian producer Andrea Iervolino’s new Canadian distributor-producer.

Sacha Polak

Polak to direct Vita and Virginia

Dutch director Sacha Polak is now attached to Mirror Productions’ Vita and Virginia.

Sanctuary: Quite A Conundrum

Acort Int'l adds two to sales slate

Acort International has picked up international sales rights to Scavenger Killers and Sanctuary: Quite A Conundrum. 

Sundance Channel set for UK

The global arm of AMC Networks is readying plans to launch the Sundance Channel in the UK.

Little England (Mikra Anglia)

Little England wins top Hellenic award

Two veterans and a newcomer shared the top honours at the Hellenic Film Academy (HFA) awards.


Ida wins at Wiesbaden's goEast

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida received the Skoda Film Prize for Best Film at Wiesbaden’s goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which ended with the awards ceremony on Tuesday evening (April 15).

Film London backs screenings

Seven awards granted to film venues in London.