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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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'Assassination' beats 'Avengers' record in S Korea

17-Aug-2015 | By

Korean feature tops 10.5 million admissions.

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'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.

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'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.

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'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.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION

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.

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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%.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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‘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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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‘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

‘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.

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UPI sets $3bn industry record

8-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) has reached the $3bn ticket sales milestone faster than any other studio in history, obliterating the previous mark set by Fox International in October 2014.

Monk Comes Down The Mountain

Chen Kaige’s 'Monk' tops China box office

8-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down The Mountain topped the China box office last week, grossing $38.25m in it opening four days, according to EntGroup figures.

Terminator Genisys

'Terminator Genisys' king on $73.3m

5-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 6: Terminator: Genisys usurped two of Universal’s heavy hitters to rule the international and global box office. Jurassic World became the fifth biggest global release in history and Disney crossed $3bn worldwide in a new speed record for the studio.

‘Inside Out’ rules July Fourth weekend on $29.8m

5-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 6: Disney/Pixar’s latest release usurped the Universal behemoth over the July Fourth holiday weekend in North America.

Avengers Age of Ultron

Disney hits $3bn worldwide

5-Jul-2015 | By

The studio reached the milestone on June 30 in its fastest time, powered by Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Inside Out and Cinderella.

Terminator Genisys

Tentpoles primed for int'l clash

3-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 3 UPDATE: Jurassic World faces its sternest test yet as Terminator Genisys leaps to an early $28m heading into its first major weekend. Inside Out continues to build momentum and crosses $300m worldwide.

'Jurassic World' retains top spot in China

30-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World reigned over the China box office for the third week straight last week, passing the $200m benchmark, and holding off local opener Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin.

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'Jurassic' rules int'l on $84.3m

28-Jun-2015 | By

UPDATED JUNE 29: Jurassic World stayed top of the global food chain for the third consecutive session as a confirmed $84.3m from 66 territories propelled the international tally to $745.5m and combined with a confirmed $500.4m in North America for $1.246bn worldwide.

'Jurassic World' soars past $650m

25-Jun-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International executives anticipate another mighty session as the behemoth heads into its third weekend, already well past $1bn worldwide.

SPL2: A Time For Consequences

Jurassic World, SPL2 top China box office

23-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World chomped through another $68.49m to top the China box office last week, although local action thriller SPL2: A Time For Consequences opened strongly with $43.36m.

‘Jurassic World’ hits $1bn global

22-Jun-2015 | By

Universal and Legendary’s juggernaut will become the fastest film in history to reach the milestone on Monday, its 13th day in release.

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‘Jurassic World’ nears $1bn global

21-Jun-2015 | By

Universal and Legendary’s Jurassic World continued to dominate the globe as a muscular second session propelled the smash within swiping distance of $1bn. Warner Bros’ San Andreas crossed $400m worldwide.

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‘Jurassic’ crosses $400m int'l

19-Jun-2015 | By

The adventure reboot stood at $412m by the end of Wednesday via Universal Pictures International as executives anticipated an emphatic follow-up session despite the day-and-date release of Inside Out in several key markets.

'Jurassic World' takes $100m in China opening

16-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World roared into China with an opening gross of $100.1m in five days, topping the box office and pushing San Andreas into second place.

‘Jurassic World’ snaps up $524.1m global

14-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 15 UPDATE: An exceptional year for Universal Pictures vaulted to another level as the latest episode in the tentpole Steven Spielberg created 22 years ago set opening weekend records in North America, international and worldwide.

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'Jurassic World' to stomp over box office

12-Jun-2015 | By

Universal’s latest tentpole in a year that has already delivered a new speed record to the $2bn mark arrives in 66 territories this weekend.

‘Jurassic World’ leaps to $66m

12-Jun-2015 | By

Universal’s annus mirabilis showed little sign of slowing down on Friday as studio brass said the dinosaur adventure added an estimated $41.6m from 45 international markets on Thursday to reach $65.5m.

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Uni sets $2bn international record

11-Jun-2015 | By

Early grosses from Jurassic World pushed Universal Pictures International (UPI) past the milestone on June 11 as the studio established a new industry speed record.

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Match Factory reunites with Sam Garbarski on 'Bye-Bye Germany'

EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory is working again with Belgian director Sam Garbarski on international sales for his new feature film, starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Alba Rohrwacher.

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Michael Fassbender begins 'Assassin’s Creed' shoot in Malta

Justin Kurzel directing video game adaptation.

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September Films to combine production, distribution, exhibition

September Films boss Pim Hermeling has revealed details of his ambitious plans to remould his company as a vertically integrated outfit, combining production and exhibition with distribution.

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'Rise of the Krays' hits home for Signature

Direct-to-video gangster drama on course to hit 40,000 unit sales in one week.

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Emily Watson to receive San Sebastian honour

British actress to receive career award; festival guest list includes Tom Hiddleston, Ellen Page, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro.

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'Umrika' to close Oldenburg fest

Light-hearted drama won Sundance audience award.

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Oscars: Japan submits '100 Yen Love'

Japan has submitted Masaharu Take’s sports drama 100 Yen Love as its candidate for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards, the country’s Motion Picture Producers Association announced.

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Finnish Film Affair to introduce pitch award

Line-up revealed for fourth edition.

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Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles

Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.

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FRED at School to go ahead despite EU funding pull

The initiative will run on private investment, potentially in a reduced form.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ smashes buzz chart

We Are Your Friends, Maze Runner sequel and Legend also chart.

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Sundance Selects acquires 'Mediterranea'

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has secured North American rights from WME Global to the topical immigration drama that premiered in Cannes Critics Week earlier this year.

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Scotland launches $2.7m production fund

Indies basing their productions in Scotland can apply for a chunk of a $2.7m (£1.75m) Growth Fund launched by the Scottish government to boost its creative industries.

Telluride unveils 2015 line-up

Top brass at the 42nd edition of the Colorado event have announced the roster of 27 films, with surprises to come over the September 4-7 run date.

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Vimeo, Latitude study highlights online viewing habits

The average viewer spends $32 a month on transactional or subscription VOD content, according to research conducted by Vimeo and consultancy group Latitude.

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Myriad readies 'The Girl In The Book' for TIFF

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce international buyers in Toronto to the thriller starring Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.

GEMS 2015 unveils line-up

John Crowley’s hit Sundance drama Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan and Patricia Riggen’s Chilean smash The 33 with Antonio Banderas bookend the festival, set to run in Miami from October 22-25.

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Cohen Media Group acquires 'Marguerite'

The distributor has picked up US rights from Memento Films International to the Venice competition entry by Xavier Giannoli.

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'Sand Dollars' to open 2015 AFI Latin American Film Festival

The 26th edition will screen more than 40 Latin American and Ibero-American films and runs from September 17-October 7 in Silver Springs, Maryland.

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Irish Screen America launches with flagship bicoastal festival

The new promotional organisation will kick off later this month with the first in an annual festival roadshow in Los Angeles and New York.

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Abramorama, HBO swoop on 'Heart Of A Dog'

Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films have announced their pre-festival acquisition of Laurie Anderson’s Telluride selection, styled as a personal meditation on love, loss and terriers.

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David Ansen named PSIFF lead programmer

The former Newsweek film critic recently served as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and joins the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), set to run from January 1-11 2016.

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Alan Glazer launches Trimax Media

The former evp at Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment has formed a multi-media company to develop features, TV, digital content and apps.

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Harvey Weinstein joins MIPCOM 'War And Peace' panel

The producer joins writer Andrew Davies and BBC executives to talk about literary adaptation.

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Kiefer Sutherland to receive Zurich’s Golden Eye Award

The actor will also attend the gala screening of his latest film Forsaken at the festival.

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Tallinn Black Nights to boost filmmakers support

The festival will put a focus on future film talent at this year’s event.

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Norway submits 'The Wave' to Oscars

Norway’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie The Wave.

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EU cuts MEDIA Programme budget for 2016

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme’s budget has been set at $116.3m, down from $117.5m in 2014.

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BBC Music launches 'Ten Pieces Secondary'

Pixie Lott, James May and Christopher Eccleston have been announced as presenters.

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'Hopefuls', 'Beatriz' among Festival do Rio's Première Brasil entries

Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival announced that 41 feature and 19 shorts from Brazilian filmmakers will screen in the 17th edition, set to run from October 1-14.