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'Jason Bourne' shoots to top of overseas box office

28-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s action sequel opens with six-day $50m debut in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course opens with $42.5m.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' ventures into Brazil

25-Aug-2016 | By

Illumination Entertainment’s animation has raced to $344.4m via Universal Pictures International and studio executives will expect another strong weekend.

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'The Secret Life Of Pets' crosses $300m overseas (update)

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m

'Suicide Squad' hits $500m global

18-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.

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'Suicide Squad' nears $250m overseas (update)

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.

'Suicide Squad' nears $200m at international box office

12-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.

'Suicide Squad' climbs to $165m international

10-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.

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'Suicide Squad' shoots to August opening record overseas

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 8 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory will also soon become the fourth highest grossing release of 2016 to date worldwide.

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'Suicide Squad' races to $30m at international box office

5-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The R-rated comic book adaptation opened top in 33 new markets on Thursday led by a record $3.9m industry opening day in Russia as the overall international running total climbed to $29.6m.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' powers to $50.7m overseas debut

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims past $800m worldwide to become fifth highest grossing film of the year to date.

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'Jason Bourne' ready to rumble

28-Jul-2016 | By

Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.

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'Skiptrace' rules international on $64m

24-Jul-2016 | By

The Jackie Chan action comedy ruled the waves at the weekend, plundering $62.3m in China as it ventured into six other markets via Bloom Media.

Ice Age: Collision Course

'Ice Age: Collision Course' in $53m international weekend

17-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 18 UPDATE: Fox International top brass reported another dominant international session from the Hollywood contingent as the Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation tentpole added a confirmed $53.1m from 60 markets.

Ice Age: Collision Course

'Dory', 'Ice Age 5' on collision course

14-Jul-2016 | By

Finding Dory – comfortably the biggest Pixar release of all time in North America and the biggest film in the territory for the year-to-date on $431.9m and counting – swims into a further nine major markets and several smaller ones this weekend.

Disney reaches $5bn worldwide in record time

11-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.

Independence Day: Resurgence

'Independence Day: Resurgence' retains overseas lead

4-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.

'Independence Day: Resurgence' lands with $100.2m overseas

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.

'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'Finding Dory' in showdown

23-Jun-2016 | By

Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' swims to $50m overseas debut

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.

'Warcraft' powers to record-breaking $156m China debut

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' regains overseas lead as 'Zootopia' hops to $1bn

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney passes $4bn at global box office in 2016 in record time

29-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits $130m

26-May-2016 | By

Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' posts $101.6m overseas debut

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.

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'Captain America: Civil War' hits $940m worldwide

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.

'Captain America: Civil War' nears $700m worldwide

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.

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'Captain America: Civil War' soars to $316.2m worldwide

5-May-2016 | By

MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.

'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.4m overseas

2-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 2 UPDATE: 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.

The Jungle Book

'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.

The Jungle Book

'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.

The Jungle Book

'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.

Zootopia

'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.

Zootopia

'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.

Zootopia

'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.

Deadpool

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.

Deadpool

'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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Scanbox chills with ‘White Hunger’

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Haugesund: 'The Wind Blew On' wins Eurimages prize

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Daniel Radcliffe headed to Zurich Film Festival

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Raindance: Elliot Grove picks festival top five

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Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to retire from directing

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Covert Media launches Lexica Films

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Radiant Films International to sell TIFF entry 'Handsome Devil'

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.

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RLJ Entertainment picks up 'Dog Eat Dog'

Paul Schrader’s action thriller has found a home in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.

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David Tennant joins Electric’s 'Bad Samaritan'

Dean Devlin’s company announced on Thursday that the former Doctor Who star has come on board the thriller.

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ITV withdraws eOne offer

The two companies were unable to reach an agreement on the value of the Canadian distributor.

Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Netflix: diving into the data

Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.

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IM Global launches Go Global in Beijing

IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Oscars 2016: Germany selects 'Toni Erdmann'

Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.

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Malaysia rallies international team for 'Tombiruo'

Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.

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Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury

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Aardman promotes Alison Taylor to head of sales and acquisitions

Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.

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Zurich fest unveils gala titles

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