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'Inferno' rules international markets on $50m (update)

17-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: Seven years after Angels & Demons, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard reunion delivered an estimated $50m from 53 markets via Sony ahead of the October 28 North American release.

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2016 record international year for Disney

17-Oct-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday the year-to-date has already delivered a company record $3.5664bn at the international box office.

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'Miss Peregrine' shoots past $100m international tally

14-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green has wasted little time surging to $100.4m and will be the Hollywood title to beat this weekend.

'Finding Dory' swims past $1bn worldwide (update)

10-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 10 UPDATE: Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children retained overseas lead with $42.5m from 77 markets for early $94.1m.

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'Miss Peregrine' ventures in 20 new markets

6-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s children’s fantasy has raced to an early $45.7m and executives will look to build on early promise in a second weekend that brings 20 new debuts.

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'Miss Peregrine' opens to $37.4m overseas (update)

2-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fantasy epic L.O.R.D.: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties grosses $29.2m from four markets.

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Fox unleashes 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

30-Sep-2016 | By

The children’s fantasy feature starring Eva Green debuts in approximately 65 territories this weekend day-and-date with North America.

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'Bridget Jones's Baby' adds $22.1m overseas (update)

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $19.2m from 63 markets; Warner Bros’ Storks lands with $18.6m from its 33 markets.

'The Magnificent Seven' rides out through SPRI, MGM

22-Sep-2016 | By

The western remake, which MGM and Columbia Pictures co-financed, rides out in 39 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend.

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'Bridget Jones's Baby' delivers $29m international opening (update)

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three leads the way with $35.8m from its two territories; The Age Of Shadows adds $21.4m in South Korea for $45.2m to date.

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'Star Trek Beyond' adds $16.6m overseas (update)

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPT 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Age Of Shadows opens with huge $16.1m in South Korea.

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'Star Trek Beyond' phases to $36.4m overseas (update)

5-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPT 5 UPDATE: Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets crosses $400m overseas and $750m worldwide.

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'Jason Bourne' shoots to top of international box office (update)

28-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Universal’s action sequel opened on $49.3m in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course delivered $42.5m.

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'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.

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'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.


'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.

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'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.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.


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.



National Arthouse Film Alliance launch

China launches new arthouse circuit for imported and local films

EXCLUSIVE: China Film Archive set to distribute both foreign and local arthouse titles through new theatrical circuit that creates a long-awaited third channel for imported films. 

Disney, Fox, Picturehouse win big at Screen Awards 2016

Disney wins Distributor Of The Year; Fox takes home Marketing Team Of The Year.


US Briefs: Tribeca, Chanel unveil second Through Her Lens

Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program to support new and emerging US-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. 

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'La La Land' secures AFI FEST centrepiece slot

Damien Chazelle’s lauded romantic musical will screen at the festival on November 15.

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'Manchester' dominates Gothams nominations

Kenneth Lonergan’s drama declared its awards season credentials on Thursday with four nods for the 26th annual IFP Gotham Awards.

AFM: Kirsten Dunst's directorial debut 'The Bell Jar' finds sales home

Cornerstone boards drama based on Sylvia Plath’s classic.


Momentum Pictures acquires 'Brimstone'

The distributor has picked up North American rights from CAA to the western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning and Kit Harrington.


MIPCOM: Shonda Rhimes, Adi Hasak and the power of local content

Writer and creator Shonda Rhimes looks back at career; maverick showrunner Adi Hasak; MIPCOM posts record attendance.

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AFM: Screen International to host World of Locations networking breakfast

Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.


Former Organic boss Emma McCorkell launches Team PR

EXCLUSIVE: Former Organic managing director launches PR company with entertainment focus.

Dubai launches Investors Club aimed at private financiers

Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.

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IMAX and Warner Bros extend partnership

Multi-picture worldwide agreement includes notable 2017 titles Kong: Skull Island and The LEGO Batman Movie.

Dearest Sister

Horror streaming service Shudder launches in the UK

Upcoming exclusive titles include LFF title Dearest Sister and French series Beyond The Walls.

Kristen Figeroid

Kristen Figeroid joins Bloom

Heading into the AFM, Alex Walton has brought on the highly regarded executive as president of international sales and distribution.

Baltasar Kormakur

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast "film village" site in Iceland

Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots.

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VICE Films boards 'Lords Of Chaos'

The company will finance with Insurgent Media, 20th Century Fox and Chimney Pot the sensational story of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Glenn Close

Glenn Close drama 'The Wife' closes finance, sets shoot date

Shoot due to get underway on October 31; Embankment handles sales.


AFM: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.


'Neruda', 'The Untamed' to screen at AFI FEST

Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar contender and Amat Escalante’s latest film will feature among the festival’s World Cinema selection.

La Traviata

Rai Com adds Sofia Coppola’s 'La Traviata' to All’Opera strand

EXCLUSIVE: Big budget, 4K recording captured performance of sell-out production at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera last May.

America To Me

MIPCOM: Participant boards Steve James's 'America To Me'

America To Me, capturing life at a top Chicago high school championing diversity, is Participant Media’s first unscripted series.


US Briefs: LeEco launches US consumer business

The Chinese consumer electronics company kicked off its US consumer business in San Francisco on Wednesday.

US Briefs: Gareth Edwards to give SXSW keynote

Plus: NATO announces Q3 average US ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…

Paul Hanson

Covert Media boards 'Resurface'

Paul Hanson’s Los Angeles-based company has hired double Oscar-winning effects ace Paul Franklin to direct the first film greenlit under the partnership with Broken Road Productions.


Michael Moore reveals 'Trumpland' surprise

The documentary filmmaker used social media on Tuesday to promote his latest film about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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MIPCOM, day two: WME IMG's Rice discusses film-TV crossover

UPDATE: ZDF Enterprises, Fisher King, BeIN and Netflix deals; FMI acquires War Child doc sales rights.

Abbey Hoes

Paradigm signs Abbey Hoes 

EXCLUSIVE: The 22-year-old Dutch rising talent was a Shooting Star Award selection at the 2015 Berlinale.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson join 'Paddington 2'

Principal photography for Studiocanal and David Heyman’s Paddington sequel is now underway for a November 10, 2017 UK release.

Ireland's Ardmore Studios hits the market

Ireland’s largest and leading studio, which housed Oscar winner Braveheart, is now up for sale.

David Shepheard

David Shepheard named first Vancouver Film Commissioner

The former London’s Former Film Commissioner has joined the newly created Vancouver Film & Media Centre and will be tasked with raising the profile of the third largest production hub in North America.