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Lost In Hong Kong

‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films

6-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

The Martian

'The Martian' blasts to top of international box office with $45m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE: The Martian blasted into the international marketplace this weekend, grossing a confirmed $44.6m from more than 50 territories, according to distributor 20th Century Fox International.

Polis Evo

'Polis Evo' burns up Malaysian box office

3-Oct-2015 | By

Malaysian action comedy Polis Evo has given the local film industry a much-needed boost, grossing $1.8m (RM8m) in 11 days, to become the highest-grossing local film of 2015.

The Martian

Fox plots 'Martian' landings

1-Oct-2015 | By

Ridley Scott’s space survival story is scheduled to touch down in approximately 50 territories this weekend, fresh from its strong debut at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' hits $106.8m

29-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Lost In Hong Kong has become the fastest local film to make $100m at the box office.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' takes $100m

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: The comedy (Gang Jiong) destroyed the Hollywood competition in another potent reminder of the might of China. Universal and Illumination’s Minions meanwhile crossed $800m.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' to open in 35 territories

25-Sep-2015 | By

The animation sequel to the 2012 family hit arrives day-and-date with North America in 35 territories this weekend.

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Record-breaking 'Fack Ju Göhte 2' scores international sales

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The sequel recorded the biggest ever domestic opening for a German film.


'Mission: Impossible 5' tops 'Minions' in China

22-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation amassed $33.70m for a $120.29m cume.

Spanish cinema attendance up 4%

21-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

San Sebastian: Spanish attendance grows 4% while market share for local productions expected to hit 20% by end of the year; Cannes criticised for “ignoring” Spanish cinema

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials

'Scorch Trials' earns $43.3m int’l

20-Sep-2015 | By

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was active in 66 markets over the weekend as the early running total climbed to $78m and counting.

Universal crosses $4bn at international box office

20-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: The studio smashed another record on Saturday (Sept 19) as it became the first to cross the milestone.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' hits 47 markets

18-Sep-2015 | By

Fox International top brass will be looking to set the box office alight as they unleash Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in a further 47 markets day-and-date with North America this weekend.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

'Mission: Impossible 5' tops China as 'Monster Hunt' sets new record

15-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation grossed $86.42m in six days, while Monster Hunt has become the biggest-ever film in China.

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' storms China on $86m

13-Sep-2015 | By

SEPT 14 UPDATED: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation set the Chinese box office alight with a confirmed $85.8m from 5,500 venues that propelled the international running total past $400m.

Hundred Regiments Offensive

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' tops China box office

8-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

CHINA BOX OFFICE: War movie The Hundred Regiments Offensive topped the China box office for the week August 31-September 6, grossing $39.4m for a cumulative total of $61.97m after 10 days.

Terminator: Genisys

'Terminator: Genisys' crosses $100m in China

6-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: Paramount soars again as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation reached $500m worldwide. Meanwhile, Universal executives celebrate $1bn milestone for Jurassic World

Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' hits $1bn int'l

6-Sep-2015 | By

Studio executives have another cause for celebration in what has become a banner year as the monster hit joined an elite club at the weekend and the studio itself crossed $6bn worldwide.

'Minions' reaches $700m int'l

4-Sep-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International’s (UPI) Minions from Universal/Illumination has grossed $700m and heads to Turkey.

Hundred Regiments Offensive

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' pulls rank at China box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Chinese netizens have been raising questions over the box office success of patriotic war movie, Hundred Regiments Offensive, released last weekend to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Japanese in the Second World War.

Terminator Genisys

PPI pair cross $300m international

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: The seemingly indestructible Terminator: Genisys generated $23.6m from 25 markets and climbed to $320.1m and $409.5m worldwide.

PPI eyes further gains for 'Genisys'

27-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures International executives will look for another strong international weekend following last weekend’s one-two punch.

UPI sets new international high

24-Aug-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) brass on Monday declared another milestone in a year that has seen the studio shatter records left and right, earning $3.78bn in international receipts.


S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' continue box office rise

24-Aug-2015 | By

In South Korea, Choi Dong-hoon’s period action thriller Assassination has become the 9th biggest local film in box office history.

Terminator Genisys

'Genisys' storms China on $27m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: The Hollywood-China marriage resumed after the summer blackout as Terminator: Genisys delivered a confirmed $27m debut in China on 25,000 screens and the Bride Wars remake arrived on $23.6m via Fox International.

'Rogue Nation' crosses $250m int'l

21-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount and Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stands at $254m and is expected to dominate for a third weekend.

Go Away Mr Tumor

'Mr Tumor' topples 'Monster Hunt' at China box office

18-Aug-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ Monster Hunt finally relinquished the top spot at the China box office, as Wanda Pictures’ Go Away Mr Tumor opened in pole position with $29.75m in four days.


'Assassination' beats 'Avengers' record in S Korea

17-Aug-2015 | By

Korean feature tops 10.5 million admissions.

Mission Impossible

'Rogue Nation' grosses $46m int’l

16-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 17 UPDATE: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation maintained winning ways thanks to a strong showing in 62 territories that propelled the running total to a confirmed $235.3m after three sessions.

'Rogue Nation' crosses $300m global

14-Aug-2015 | By

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stands at $184.6m through Paramount Pictures International and is expected to dominate for a third consecutive session.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' becomes China’s second biggest film ever

11-Aug-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt topped the China box office again last week, reaching a cumulative gross of $330.32m (RMB2.51bn) to become China’s second highest-grossing film of all time.

'Rogue Nation' top of world on $93.5m

9-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation retained the global, international and North American crowns with ease as the second session generated a confirmed $65m from 58 territories and $28.5m in North America.

Mission Impossible Fantastic Four

'Mission 5' battles 'Fantastic Four'

7-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount/Skydance’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation heads into the second session and will have to muster all its charm to resist the advance of Fantastic Four.

Uni hits record global box office

5-Aug-2015 | By

Universal Pictures top brass announced on Wednesday that after seven months the studio had reached $5.53bn, overtaking $5.52bn set by Fox in 2014 for a new industry record.


Tom Cruise rules world on $120m

2-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: The action icon who defies the slide of age returned to the fray over the weekend as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation dominated the international arena on a confirmed $64.5m from 40 territories and ruled North America on $56m.


World prepares for 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

31-Jul-2015 | By

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation arrives in 40 territories day-and-date with North America in an opening salvo that should result in a new weekend champion.

Ode To My Father

Korean box office rises 2.6% in first half of 2015

28-Jul-2015 | By

Box office tops $653m… but admissions fall 1.5%.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt', 'Monkey King' break records

28-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt continuted to break records at the China box office office last week, becoming the highest-grossing Chinese film ever with a gross of $221.41m after 11 days.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $46m

26-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 27 UPDATE: Edko Films’ announced early on Monday that its 3D fantasy had reached $217.7m (RMB 1.349bn) after 11 days to become the highest grossing Chinese film in history.


SPRI unleashes 'Pixels'

24-Jul-2015 | By

Sony’s action-comedy will vie for the international box office crown this weekend against Chinese smash Monster Hunt — although it holds a few territories itself — as well as Disney-Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and Universal-Illumination’s Minions.

'Jurassic World' becomes third-biggest release of all time

22-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal hierarchy announced on Wednesday that its monster smash has overtaken The Avengers on $1.52bn to reach $1.522bn worldwide.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules China box office

21-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ 3D adventure Monster Hunt broke a string of box office records on its opening weekend in China, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $107.58m in four days.

bajrangi bhaijaan

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ breaks records in India and overseas

21-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Bollywood film clocks biggest overseas-grossing weekend for a Salman Khan film.

monster hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $72m

20-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 20: The $30m Chinese-language fantasy adventure secured top berth at the international marketplace ahead of Hollywood’s Minions, which was the biggest global earner of the session, as well as China’s superhero spoof Jian Bing Man and a bona fide US superhero in the shape of Ant-Man.

'Ant-Man', 'Minions' to clash at box office

17-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s animation Minions has raced to $339.9m and at its current rate will soar past $400m by Sunday.

Tiny Times 4

Youth dramas rule at China box office

15-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Tiny Times 4.0 topped the China box office last week, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $58.39m, while another youth drama, Forever Young, came in second with $41.42m.


'Baahubali' breaks box office records

14-Jul-2015 | By

Telugu-language epic Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, has grossed $20m on its opening weekend in India and broken a string of box office records in both India and the US.


‘Minions’ takes over the world

12-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 13: The Despicable Me spin-off grossed a confirmed $130.7m from 56 territories after launching top in 29 of 30 new regions to reach $287.8m.

Disney hits $2bn at int'l box office

12-Jul-2015 | By

This marks the fastest time Walt Disney Studios has accomplished the feat, overturning the previous mark set last year on August 30.


‘Minions’, ‘Genisys’ eye big weekend

10-Jul-2015 | By

Universal and Illumination’s Minions has reached $159m and will vie for international supremacy this weekend with Paramount and Skydance Productions’ sci-fi reboot.




Belgian director Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Birmingham Crown Court

Major film fraud trial underway

The trial of five UK executives charged with film tax relief fraud has begun at Birmingham Crown Court.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston named first BFI Ambassador

The British Film Institute (BFI) has named actor Tom Hiddleston as its first BFI Ambassador.

Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

Former A-Film exec reveals struggles at Benelux distributor

In an outspoken interview, Erik Engelen, former director of acquisitions at Benelux distribution outfit A-Film (and still a consultant there), has given his views on what has brought one of the region’s most respected independent companies to its knees.

Richard Cook

Talent agent Richard Cook calls for film fund/festival rethink

Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and MEDIA.

john toll

ASC to honour Toll, Peterson and Bennett

The ASC will recognise the trio’s achievements at their annual awards ceremony in February.

The Third Way Of Love

Busan: Mirovision launches sales on ‘Third Way Of Love’

South Korean sales agent Mirovision has launched sales on Korea-China co-production The Third Way Of Love, directed by Korean filmmaker John H. Lee (A Moment To Remember).

asia tropical red films

Malaysia’s Sonneratia backs Asia Tropical, Red Films

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysia’s Sonneratia Capital has signed partial slate financing arrangements with two local production companies – Lina Tan’s Red Films and Adrian Teh’s Asia Tropical Films.

the continent

Busan: Chinese blockbuster producers reveal success tips

At Busan’s Asian Film Market, producers of Chinese blockbusters shared their secrets to success such as walking their own paths and not trying to emulate Hollywood, Japan or Korea’s systems, even in co-productions.


Nordic focus at Leipzig co-production meeting

35 projects will be presented to 70 potential partners.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Busan: ‘London Stories’ wins at Asian Project Market

Busan’s Asian Film Market closed today with Hana Makhmalbaf’s London Stories picking up the top Busan Award at the Asian Project Market.


East London site touted as potential studio venue

Owners explore studio potential after location shoots for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Channel 4’s Humans.

When Falcons Fly book

Iceland's Pegasus reveals project slate

Snorri Thórisson, CEO of Reykjavík-based production outfit Pegasus Pictures (Icelandic line producer of Game Of Thrones), has revealed details of the company’s latest feature projects.

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2015 with LFF

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx to lead ‘Groove Tails’ voice cast

Jamie Foxx has signed on to voice the lead character in CGI animated family film Groove Tails, from AMBI Group and Imprint Entertainment.

Jeanne Tripplehorn Callum Keith Rennie

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Keith Rennie join ‘Little Pink House’

Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Callum Keith Rennie (Memento) have joined the cast of Korchula Productions’ Little Pink House, which is about to go into production in Vancouver.

ryan kavanaugh tucker tooley

Relativity president Tucker Tooley resigns

Relativity Studios president Tucker Tooley is leaving the company, just as parent Relativity Media waits for bankruptcy court approval to be bought out by chairman/CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and a group of investors.

wine of summer

‘Wine of Summer’ readies US release

New Films International has set drama The Wine of Summer, with Marcia Gay Harden, for a limited US theatrical and VOD release on Oct 6, with a digital rollout to follow.

No Men Beyond This Point

Samuel Goldwyn takes Toronto sci-fi ‘No Men Beyond This Point’

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to Mark Sawers’ No Men Beyond This Point and is planning a 2016 release for the sci-fi comedy.

Lionsgate Starz

Lionsgate in “advanced talks” over Starz merger

Lionsgate is in “advanced talks” to merge with US movie channel Starz, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Jenna Coleman

ITV drama 'Victoria' first to shoot at Yorkshire Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Repurposed RAF site to host Mammoth Screen production starring Jenna Coleman.

Ellie Kendrick

Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick leads 'The Levelling'

EXCLUSIVE: Hope Dickson Leach writes and directs Somerset floods film now underway.

cold deck

Mipcom: Screen Media acquires ‘Cold Deck’

EXCLUSIVE: The thriller will be sold at Mipcom this week.


Elad Keidan's 'Afterthought' wins at Haifa Film Festival

Other winners include Venice title Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me and documentary Rabin In His Own Words.

The Journey

First look at Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley, Colm Meaney as Martin McGuinness

IM Global’s The Journey begins production in Belfast.

The Last Panthers

Mipcom: catch up with the key drama deals

Round-up of key drama deals struck at Mipcom, which is going ahead despite deadly storms.

NEW Huace deal

China's Huace, Korea's NEW launch joint venture

Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW) and China’s Huace have launched a Beijing-based joint venture and announced their first projects.

Iceland’s 'Rams' wins at Zurich

Mexico’s Kings of Nowhere wins doc prize; Thank You For Bombing wins Switzerland, Germany, Austria award.

Eurocinema world

Eurocinema to expand global VOD reach

The company will launch Eurocinema World, a live channel and SVOD service.

Lee Min Ho

Hong Kong’s Fame Universal revs up 'F-Team'

Hong Kong-based Fame Universal Entertainment is producing a feature adaptation of top-rating Chinese reality TV show F-Team, starring Korean actor Lee Min Ho.