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'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.2m overseas

1-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m

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'Captain America: Civil War' takes $39m from first int'l forays

28-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.

'The Jungle Book' hits $564m worldwide

27-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.

'The Jungle Book' crosses $500m worldwide

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.

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'The Jungle Book' crosses $300m worldwide

19-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.

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'Jungle Book' is the king of the box office with $240m

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.

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'The Jungle Book' set to soar internationally

14-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.

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Global box office hit $38.3bn in 2015

12-Apr-2016 | By

Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.

'Batman v Superman' nears $500m overseas

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.

'Batman v Superman' hits $450m international

7-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.

'Batman v Superman' closes in on $700m worldwide

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.

'Batman v Superman' hits $530m worldwide

1-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.

'Batman v Superman' hits $500m at global box office

30-Mar-2016 | By

The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.

'Batman v Superman' grosses $469m worldwide

27-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 29 UPDATE: The DC Entertainment tentpole added $46m worldwide on Monday to reach $468.6m worldwide and $287.5m internationlaly and $181.1m in North America as the studio revised its weekend take to $256.5m internationally and $422.6m worldwide.

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'Zootopia' hits $600m worldwide

22-Mar-2016 | By

Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.

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'Zootopia' in $106m global weekend

20-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The family hit added $68.4m from 49 territories in its sixth weekend for $392.3m and stands at $593.5m worldwide.

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'Zootopia' to cross $500m global

17-Mar-2016 | By

Zootopia has reached $320.2m via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International as studio executives aim to capitalise on debuts in Australia and Brazil.

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'Zootopia' hits $439m worldwide

13-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 14 UPDATE: Zootopia continued to decimate the Hollywood competition and earned a further $89.3m in a rousing session thanks in large part to a $56.5m haul in China that propelled the international running total to $294.9m.

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Fox International crosses $1bn

13-Mar-2016 | By

Powered by Deadpool, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, the studio has reached the milestone in its second fastest time.

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'Deadpool' adds $39.8m to rule international

28-Feb-2016 | By

FEBRUARY 29 UPDATE: Deadpool brought in a further estimated $39.8m from 75 international markets to propel the running total to $324.1m.

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'Deadpool' adds $85m at international box office

21-Feb-2016 | By

FEB 22 UPDATE: Deadpool is in rude health as it topped the worldwide box office and used 74 markets to propel the running total to $256.2m after the second weekend.

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'Deadpool' plunders $125m in record international session

14-Feb-2016 | By

The superhero adaptation dominated the global box office on an estimated $260m debut that delivered opening weekend records in abundance.

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'Deadpool' grosses more than $12m on first international day

12-Feb-2016 | By

Fox’s superhero adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds has got off to a record-breaking start in its first eight markets as it prepares to open in North America.

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'The Revenant' rules international box office on $24.6m

7-Feb-2016 | By

FEBRUARY 8 UPDATE: A great weekend for The Revenant in which Alejandro G Iñarritu confirmed his Oscar favourite status with a DGA win saw the film add $24.6m from 67 markets to push the running total to $176.9m.

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'Kung Fu Panda 3' soars in China

31-Jan-2016 | By

DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 leaped to the top of the pile on an confirmed $75.7m from six, powered by China’s $58.3m through Oriental DreamWorks.

'The Revenant' crosses $200m at global box office

24-Jan-2016 | By

The Revenant grossed an estimated $33.8m from 48 markets as the running total reached $104.5m. 

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'Heidi' becomes Switzerland’s biggest international release

21-Jan-2016 | By Tom Grater

The German-Swiss co-pro has grossed more than $14m to date; Studiocanal has sold the title in 50 territories.

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Australia sets record box office in 2015

21-Jan-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Australian films enjoy best ever year at local box office with Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dressmaker boosting results.

Italian box office up 10% in 2015, local films fall

20-Jan-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Local films quota drops while US titles and animation dominate and admissions rise.

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'The Last Witch Hunter' crosses $100m internationally

20-Jan-2016 | By

Lionsgate International executives have reported that the Vin Diesel action horror reached the milestone on Tuesday.

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'Force' surges to $1.87bn global

17-Jan-2016 | By

JAN 19 UPDATE: Disney/Lucasfilms’ Star Wars smash has become the first film in Disney history to cross $1bn at the international box office.

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Nordic box office reports healthy 2015

15-Jan-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

It was good news across Nordic box office revenues for 2015, with local hits pushing countries above 2014.

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'The Force Awakens' to become fifth biggest international release

14-Jan-2016 | By

JANUARY 14 UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reached $957.9m and was poised on Thursday night to overtake the Harry Potter finale and become the fifth biggest international release in history.

Brazilian box office breaks records in 2015

13-Jan-2016 | By

Total revenue increased by 17.5% as admissions also received boost; local films fare well.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' takes $53m in China debut

10-Jan-2016 | By

JANUARY 11 UPDATE: The records continued to tumble for Disney/Lucasfilm’s juggernaut as executives reported a $146.4m worldwide haul that propelled the space opera past Jurassic World to $1.734bn.

'Force' strong in China on $33m

9-Jan-2016 | By

JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Disney executives issued early estimates on Saturday in what they said would be a record opening day in the territory for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

German box office hits record $1.22bn in 2015

8-Jan-2016 | By

Local hits such as Fack Ju Göhte 2 helped score a record year in Germany - even before the release of Star Wars.

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'Force Awakens' targets #2 all-time global rank

7-Jan-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens could soar as high as $2.25bn worldwide to finish behind Avatar in the all-time pantheon, according to a former high-ranking studio executive.

SPRI releases grossed $1.46bn in 2015

7-Jan-2016 | By

Spectre led box office for all films distributed via Sony Pictures Releasing International last year.

Disney grossed $5.85bn in 2015

5-Jan-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Studios announced its record-breaking calendar year results as combined grosses for all releases amounted to $5.845bn – the second biggest score ever behind Universal’s $6.88bn from last year.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' scales $1.54bn global

3-Jan-2016 | By

JAN 5 UPDATE: Disney/Lucasfilm’s juggernaut added $14.5m internationally on Monday to reach $786.1m and the global haul climbed by $22.5m to $1.536bn.

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Universal hits $6.9bn global in 2015

2-Jan-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Combined box office for all the studio’s films released in 2015 from January 1 through December 31 reached a world record $6.88bn worldwide.

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Fox, Warner Bros each cross $2bn international

1-Jan-2016 | By

With the top two distributors of 2015 Disney and Universal yet to report final calendar year results, two others each came in at more than $2bn.

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'The Force Awakens' surges to $1.4bn worldwide

1-Jan-2016 | By

JAN 2 UPDATE: A further estimated $59.5m from the global box office on Friday saw Disney/Lucasfilm’s behemoth reach $1.391bn.

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‘Force Awakens’ scales $1.3bn global

30-Dec-2015 | By

JANUARY 1 UPDATE: Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars behemoth added $38m worldwide on December 31 to reach $1.33bn and rank as the eighth biggest release of all time.

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'The Force Awakens' targets $1bn by Sunday

23-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 25 UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens used an estimated $47.6m global take on Thursday as the space opera reached $813.5m worldwide.

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Disney crosses $5bn global mark

21-Dec-2015 | By

Powered over the line by last weekend’s record-breaking debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, studio top brass said they were projected to reach the milestone for the first time.

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'The Force Awakens' hits $529m worldwide

20-Dec-2015 | By

DEC 21 UPDATE: Disney executives confirmed on Monday the space opera had set a new $528.9m global opening record and amassed $281m from its first five international days for the third highest launch in history.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hits $310m worldwide

18-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 19 EVENING UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Saturday evening an estimated $60m second-day gross in North America that raised the space opera’s tally heading into Sunday to $180m.

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'Mockingjay 2' reclaims int'l on $17.4m

13-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 14 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s YA adaptation was confirmed on Monday as the box office champion.

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Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon' heads to Cannes

Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

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Venice to revamp market and add outdoor screening venue

Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.

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IFB appoints inward production manager

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.

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Kaleidoscope appoints Buckner director of international sales

EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.

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Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic

The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket 2016 projects

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.

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Chinese transgender film to shoot in 2017

Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.

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‘Captain America’ wages war on UK buzz chart

Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.

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Alicia Vikander to star in 'Tomb Raider'

The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.

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Penelope Cruz to star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.

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Visit Films notches up sales on quartet

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.

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Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.

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Cannes: Elle Driver boards all-female feature 'Below Her Mouth'

EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.

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FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

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'Ratchet & Clank' in maiden weekend launch

Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.

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Whitney Houston doc heads to Cannes Marché

Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.

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Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic

Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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Bleiberg Cannes-bound with Nate Parker film

Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.

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Lakeshore, Open Road partner on 'Miles'

Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.

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Brexit will hurt British film sector warns industry survey

The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.

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Netflix, Boyega, Hoult, McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.

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AMBI boards 'Basmati Blues'

AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

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Flix Premiere soft-launches in UK

A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.

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Fortissimo picks up 'The White King'

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

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Annecy animation festival unveils 2016 line-up

Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.

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Lionsgate, FOX Networks strike output deal

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.

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John Slattery to play Eisenhower in Churchill biopic

EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.

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Cannes: Rai Com to sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.

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'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.

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Locarno co-pro lab Open Doors reveals South Asia focus

The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.