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Arrival

'Arrival' crosses $100m worldwide

2-Dec-2016 | By

The independently financed sci-fi drama has crossed the milestone, executives at North American distributor Paramount said on Friday.

'Fantastic Beasts' climbs to $261m worldwide

24-Nov-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ tentpole has surged to an estimated $171.7m from international markets, executives said on Wednesday.

'Fantastic Beasts' conjures up $145.5m overseas debut (update)

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Spin-off achieves biggest openings of the Harry Potter franchise to date in 16 markets.

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $80m worldwide (update)

17-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ tentpole climbed to $83.3m worldwide factoring in $29.7m from the first full day in North America.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' nears $500m worldwide (update)

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest has already surpassed the lifetime global hauls of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, among others.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to surge past $300m international threshold

10-Nov-2016 | By

Marvel Studio’s latest outing is expected to retain pole position at the international box office this weekend.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' up to a magic $325m worldwide (update)

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Disney crosses $6bn at worldwide box office and Pixar’s Finding Dory becomes second biggest global release so far this year on $1.024bn.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' conjures up $86m international debut (update)

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest opens top in all-but two of its 33 opening territories.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to cast spell over global box office

28-Oct-2016 | By

Marvel Studios’ latest adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch will almost certainly usurp Jack Reacher: Never Go Back when it launches via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International this weekend.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' shoots to $59.1m worldwide (update)

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: Sony’s Inferno will soon cross the $100m mark at the overseas box office.

Inferno

'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.

Captain America Civil War

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.

Miss Peregrine

'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.

Miss Peregrine

'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.

Mss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

'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.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

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.

Bridget Joness Baby

'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.

Bridget Joness Baby

'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.

Star Trek Beyond

'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.

Star Trek Beyond

'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.

Jason Bourne

'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.

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.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'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.

Suicide Squad

'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.

Suicide Squad

'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.

Suicide Squad

'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.

Jason Bourne

'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

'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.

Captain America Civil War

'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.

Captain America Civil War

'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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'The Goodbyes', 'Body Electric', 'Belzebuth' triumph at Ventana Sur

Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.

Paddington

Ventana Sur: AFCI workshop on how content can boost tourism

TV smash Game Of Thrones and global box office hit Paddington are textbook cases of how film commissions can exploit content to boost tourism, a workshop audience at the Buenos Aires market heard on Friday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange', 'Arrival' on Oscar VFX shortlist

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday announced the 20 films in contention for the visual effects category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Sherlock

'Sherlock' exec, BFI CEO among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Andrus Ansip

EU's Ansip: 80% of Euro movies only available in two countries

EC VP for the Digital Single Market defends principle of “territoriality” but also offers stark statistics during Brussels event.

Gunther H Oettinger

EU boss gives update on digital single market

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Producers also talk about “turning talent into industry” and learning from disruption in other sectors.

Taipei

Ellie Bamber, Justin Chon begin shoot on 'Taipei'

Shoot underway on Brooklyn and Taiwan-set drama from writer-director Jason Lester.

Brussels

FFA executive calls for new approaches to European film funding

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Peter Dinges has said the industry is still suffering the after effects of the 2008 financial crisis; execs call for ‘European Netflix’.

Moomins

Moomins Christmas film lined up for 2017 launch

Euro-produced family movie lined up for December 2017 release.

London Has Fallen

Weying launches outpost for international films

Gary Locke, former US ambassador to China, will advise joint venture between China’s Weying and Lead Capital general partner Johnny Hsu.

Moana

'Moana' soars to top of UK social media buzz charts

The Disney animation scored more social media buzz than Amma Asante race drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week.

ASTEROIDS!

Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup

Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

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This Way Up conference: 78% see cinema as "expensive activity"

Statistics presented at UK cinema conference also revealed that 51% of audiences believe the cinema experience does not justify the overall expense.

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Ventana Sur: Jorge Michel Grau eyes next project

EXCLUSIVE: The Mexican genre auteur, involved in two projects at Ventana Sur, is weighing up his next directing gig for 2017.

Ventana Sur: Industry address evolving children's market

Children’s television producers and networks have been forced to navigate a new landscape in light of “structural and economic crisis”, a Ventana Sur panel audience heard on Thursday.

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'Olli Maki' secures key deals for Films du Losange

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish debut feature that won Cannes Un Certain Regard adds deals in Europe, Canada and China.

Andrew Sach

'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

The beloved, BAFTA-nominated actor had been battling dementia for four years.

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Julie Delpy, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl team for 'My Zoe'

Protagonist Pictures to sell London-set family drama by actress-writer-director Delpy.

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Interactive launches to produce, publish video games

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures announced the development on Thursday.

New York Film Critics Circle votes 'La La Land' best picture

Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles-set musical wins top honours; Barry Jenkins is best director for Moonlight.

Steven Ogg

Shoot underway on 'Solis', starring Steven Ogg of 'The Walking Dead'

The sci-fi thriller is the debut feature of writer-director Carl Strathie.

Among Us

Series Mania unveils 2017 SeriesLab! participants

Marco van Geffen, Mira Fornay among directors to develop TV series in new initiative.

Earthquake

US Briefs: Covert Media sells 'Earthquake', 'The Night Watchmen'

Covert Media’s foreign language label Lexica Films announced on Thursday it had licenced multiple territories at AFM to disaster film Earthquake and fantasy thriller The Night Watchmen.

Glasgow Film Theatre

This Way Up 2016 wrap: audiences, VR in the spotlight Video

The 2016 edition of the UK exhibition conference took place in Glasgow, November 29-30.

Ingrid Goes West

Sundance 2017 unveils US, world competitions, NEXT selections

Plenty of familiar on-screen faces populate the first wave of 66 features announced by festival brass on Wednesday comprising the US Competition, World Competition and NEXT sections.

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks

Mexico’s renowned Morbido Fest is moving forward with its latest brand extension as brass prepare to launch the long-awaited pay-TV channel backed by Alex Garcia’s AG Studios and have set their sights on reaching US audiences by late 2017.

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Netflix introduces offline viewing

The streaming giant on Wednesday said it was adding a facility to download content at no extra cost.

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Nicolas Cage to star in 'The Humanity Bureau'

Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures have cast the star in their action-sci-fi.

Telefilm Canada 2015-2016 report hails 'Room', 'Brooklyn'

The Canada-Ireland co-productions were among the highlights of the past year as the organisation used its annual public assembly on Wednesday to look back at some of its accomplishments.

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Tony Leung to star in 'Monster Hunt 2'

Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-wai has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Monster Hunt 2, which is currently shooting in Beijing.