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Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $690m worldwide

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $500m on Friday

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' crosses $425m worldwide

22-Mar-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' set to dance into US, UK, China

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars past $50m worldwide

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' crosses $20m through A24 international network

10-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.

Kong: Skull Island review

International box office preview: 'Kong: Skull Island' looms large

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.

Logan

'Logan' tears into $247.4m worldwide launch (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' storms China on $94.3m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' eyes $250m by end of weekend

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' crosses $190m int'l (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' opens on $100m international

12-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office. 

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' launches worldwide

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.

La La Land

Chinese trio rule, 'La La Land' hits $250m global (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.

XXX: The Return Of Xander

'XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage' eyes $100m international target

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.

Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back

Int'l box office: 'Journey To The West' scores record opening (update)

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.

La La Land

'La La Land' to cross $200m worldwide this weekend

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.

Rogue One

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits $1bn worldwide (update)

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.

Passengers

'Passengers' leads Hollywood at international box office on $33m (update)

17-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in strong India bow

16-Jan-2017 | By

Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.

'Rogue One' in final ascent to $1bn

12-Jan-2017 | By

Now begins the final march towards the coveted milestone for the Disney-Lucasfilm hit, which as of Thursday stood at $937.8m at the global box office.

'Rogue One' crosses $900m worldwide (update)

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Disney’s Star Wars spin-off lands in China with estimated three-day $31m chart-topping debut.

Rogue One

'Rogue One' heads into China

6-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.

'Rogue One' nears $800m worldwide

2-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing crosses $100m mark at the international box office.

'Arrival' crosses $150m at global box office

1-Jan-2017 | By

The sci-fi awards contender starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner has reached $151.7m, North American distributor Paramount announced on Sunday.

'Rogue One' blasts off with $290.5m worldwide (update)

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them crosses $500m overseas.

'Rogue One' ready to rule the world

15-Dec-2016 | By

Disney had not reported the first wave of international launches for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at time of writing, however results are expected to be impressive.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' retains international lead with $33.1m (update)

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off reaches $480.7m after four weeks in play.

'Rogue One' on course for $250m-$300m global bow

12-Dec-2016 | By

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens day-and-date in most major markets this week when insiders say it could gross between $130m and $150m internationally by Sunday.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' eyes $500m int'l tally

8-Dec-2016 | By

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is still the one to beat at the international box office this weekend as the industry holds its breath before the global roll-out of Rogue One.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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 and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $300m overseas (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off lands top in China and Japan with $41m and $15.6m, respectively.

'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.

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'British films need more support', says Lionsgate UK CEO

Star Wars is not a British movie, says Lionsgate UK boss, who is concerned about Brexit impact and blockbuster saturation.

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Sundance hit 'Menashe' scores UK deal

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo snaps up rights to drama set in ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

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'Sinister 2' director signs on to 'Eli' for Broad Green

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First Pond Entertainment acquires 'Arctic Superstar'

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Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.

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Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'

Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.

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Syria doc 'City Of Ghosts' secures Nordic, Baltic deals

NonStop Entertainment strikes deal for Matthew Heineman’s film about ISIS-controlled Syria.

Handsome Devil

'Handsome Devil' starring Andrew Scott sets UK release date

Drama directed by John Butler also stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' retains UK social buzz lead

Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.

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Awake A Dream From Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth projects selected for Tribeca online showcase

Festival strand highlights online storytelling.

Person To Person

Magnolia swoops on 'Person To Person'

Sundance premiere will close new Directors/New Films in New York.

Between Two Worlds

Janus Metz shows first footage from 'Between Two Worlds' at CPH:DOX

At CPH:Forum, Eurimages Award goes to Maria Back’s Psychosis in Stockholm; 31 projects pitched.

The Handmaid’s Tale

'The Handmaid’s Tale' to debut in Tribeca's TV line-up Video

Hulu adaption of in-demand Margaret Atwood novel among small screen programming roster at Tribeca Film Festival.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Life' director Daniel Espinosa reunite on ISIS drama

Life star and director team up for Middle East true story.

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Voltage Pictures hires producer Ara Keshishian

The former Lotus president of production will produce features, television series and mini series for the company. CEO Nicolas Chartier (pictured) and president and COO Jonathan Deckter announced the hire.

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'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

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Disney extends Bob Iger contract through 2019

Board praises chairman and CEO’s ‘outstanding leadership’ and ‘record of success’ as search for successor continues.