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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.

Jurassic World

'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.

Jurassic World

‘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.

Jurassic World

‘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.

Jurassic World

'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.

San Andreas

'San Andreas' tops China box office with $52m

9-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disaster movie topples animated feature Stand By Me Doraemon from the top slot.

'San Andreas' shakes on $98m

7-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 8 UPDATE: San Andreas stayed atop the international charts thanks to a confirmed $97.7m haul from approximately 24,015 screens in 68 markets.

'San Andreas' crosses $100m

4-Jun-2015 | By

The disaster tentpole has reached $100m heading into a second weekend expected to deliver solid holds for Warner Bros Pictures International and the promise of mighty debuts in China and South Korea.

Stand By Me Doraemon

'Stand by Me Doraemon' tops China box office

3-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Japanese animation Stand by Me Doraemon topped the China box office last week, grossing $38.29m in its opening four days.

‘Ultron’ crosses $900m mark

2-Jun-2015 | By

Disney executives said on Tuesday that Avengers: Age Of Ultron has overtaken the $895m final international box office of The Avengers.

San Andreas

‘San Andreas’ rules globe on $113.2m

31-May-2015 | By

JUNE 1 UPDATE: San Andreas shook up global box office at the weekend, taking the lead with a $118.5m worldwide haul that featured $63.9m from international debuts and a $54.6m number one launch in North America.

San Andreas

San Andreas rolls into 60 markets

29-May-2015 | By

Warner Bros triggers a wide release of San Andreas day-and-date with North America in 60 markets this weekend including eight majors.

‘Ultron’ reaches $860m int'l

24-May-2015 | By

MAY 26 UPDATE: Avengers: Age Of Ultron grossed $45.8m from 91 territories in its fifth weekend to reach $859.8m internationally and $1.263.9bn globally.

Ultron tops China box office with $155m

20-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Age of Ultron replaced Furious 7 at the top of the China box office in its opening week, grossing $154.63m in six days.

‘Ultron’ surges past $1bn global

17-May-2015

A massive $156.3m in the first six days in China propelled Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron to a $185m weekend as the global tally crossed $1bn.

‘Mad Max’ pushes Warner Bros past $1bn

17-May-2015 | By

Mad Max: Fury Road opened in 68 markets on an estimated $65m powered by a string of number one debuts.

‘Ultron’ scores $33.9m China opening day

13-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron stormed into China on Tuesday, pushing Disney past the $2bn worldwide box office mark for the second consecutive year.

'Furious 7' tops China box office for fourth week

13-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Furious 7 took a further $17.38m in mainland China in the week May 4-10, which kept it at the top of the box office and pushed its cumulative gross to $389.26m.

‘Ultron’ surges to $875M global

10-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 11: Marvel’s early summer tentpole once again ruled the international marketplace and has the $1bn worldwide target within sight as it prepares to open in China on Tuesday.

‘Ultron’ crosses $735m global

8-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 8: The Marvel Studios/Disney tentpole had reached $735.3m worldwide by Friday and was poised to cross $500m heading into its third international weekend.

Furious 7

'Furious 7' holds narrow lead in China

5-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Local releases You Are My Sunshine and Helios slowed down but did not derail the Furious 7 juggernaut at the China box office last week, with the film grossing a further $45.63m for a cume of $370.83m.

'Ultron' soars to $664m global

4-May-2015 | By

MAY 5 UPDATE: Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron grossed $19.1m on Monday as the international running total climbed to $459.5m.

Avengers Age Of Ultron

'Ultron' crosses $300m globally

1-May-2015 | By

MAY 1 UPDATE: Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron heads into its second weekend all but assured of continued supremacy on $287.3m internationally and $27.6m from North American Thursday previews.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' biggest film ever in China

28-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 has become the highest-grossing film ever in China.

Avengers Age of Ultron

‘Ultron’ storms to $200.2m int’l

26-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 27 UPDATE: The Marvel Studios tentpole signalled an early indication of its global potential, while Fast & Furious 7 crossed $1bn for Universal in a mammoth box office session.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast 7’ crosses $1bn international

26-Apr-2015 | By

The action behemoth has became the third film to cross the milestone as Universal’s international distribution chief hailed its broad appeal, enduring love for Paul Walker, “immediate repeat viewings” and a huge result in China.

'Ultron’ hits $44.8m in two days

24-Apr-2015

After two days Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron has soared to an estimated $44.8m from its first 26 territories, teeing up what looks likely to become an epic launch.

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' launches in 32 territories

23-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios’ Avengers sequel assembles in 32 territories this weekend in what tees up a thunderous showdown with Fast & Furious 7 that could see both titles pull in more than $100m apiece.

‘Ultron’ hits $9.5m in 11 markets

23-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel got off to a flying start on Wednesday as Disney top brass said it opened at number one in all of its first wave of markets.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' dominates China box office with $250m

21-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: With Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 grossing $186.58m in its first full week at the China box office, the spoils were thinly spread for every other film on release.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' Universal's biggest ever global release

19-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED APRIL 20: Fast & Furious 7 generated an extraordinary $166.9m confirmed weekend haul to soar to $857.9m internationally and reach the highest global mark in the studio’s 103-year history.

'Fast & Furious 7' hits $1bn

17-Apr-2015 | By

Universal executives confirmed on Friday that the action smash had crossed the milestone in an industry record 17 days.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' smashes China box office records with $63m

14-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 scored the biggest opening day ever in China on Sunday (April 12), according to EntGroup figures, grossing $63.24m in a single day.

‘Fast & Furious 7’ crosses $800m

12-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 13 UPDATE: The action franchise that keeps on giving for Universal soared to $3.18bn worldwide thanks to an estimated $259.2m worldwide weekend haul that boosted the running total to $801.5m.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast & Furious 7' crosses $525m

10-Apr-2015 | By

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the gang are expected to hold on to the global box office crown this weekend as the film reached $526.8m through Thursday morning.

UPI crosses $1bn in record time

9-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass at Universal Pictures International (UPI) said the studio was on course to reach the box office milestone in record time on Wednesday (April 8).

Wolf Warrior

'Wolf Warrior' tops China box office

7-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior topped the China box office in the week March 30-April 6, grossing $32.58m in its opening four days.

Penguins Of Madagascar

Fox International crosses $1bn

6-Apr-2015 | By

The company has swept past the milestone in its second fastest time behind 2010 when Avatar was king of the world.

Fast and Furious 7

'Fast & Furious 7' rules on $392.2m

5-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 6 UPDATE: The world belongs to Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and the gang as the roar of revving engines heralded an euphoric weekend for Universal ahead of what is expected to be a massive summer for the industry.

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Live cinema report in the works

EXCLUSIVE: Research will explore the growing live cinema industry in the UK.

BIFF

Cinema On The Edge to show banned Chinese films

Organisers behind a New York-based festival highlighting films from the Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF) that fell foul of local authorities have turned to Kickstarter.

Chloe Moretz

Broad Green, Denver & Delilah, Foundation team on ‘Brain On Fire’

Screen LA Star Of Tomorrow Gerard Barrett will direct the adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s memoir to star Chloë Grace Moretz.

Barry Ward to star in ‘Never Walk Alone’

EXCLUSIVE: The star of last weekend’s US release Jimmy’s Hall from Ken Loach has come aboard KPI Entertainment and Deadpan Pictures’ Ireland-set contemporary generational drama.

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Christopher Miller, Phil Lord board Han Solo film

The red-hot writer-directors behind The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street will direct the next episode in the anthology series of Star Wars films set to open on May 25, 2018.

Oscars

Academy publishes 2015-16 deadlines

Submissions for the foreign language category in the 88th Academy Awards are due by 5pm PT on October 1.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity moves back ‘Masterminds’

The crime caper starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis moves back two months to October 9.

Attack on Titan

Fantasia to close with 'Attack on Titan'

Montreal’s genre film festival to showcase 135 features and almost 300 shorts across its three-week run from July 14-Aug 4.

Kai Wessel

StudioCanal to sell Nazi euthanasia drama 'Fog In August'

EXCLUSIVE: StudioCanal to handle world sales on Kai Wessel’s wartime drama.

Elizabeth Williams

Signature appoints head of acquisitions, head of marketing

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Movies exec joins UK distributor.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary: Space missions, Greek dramas among works in progress

Central and Eastern European projects seeking finance, distribution and festival partners have been presented to industry at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

BFI launches Britain On Film archive

Thousands of unseen films digitised and made available online including world’s earliest home movies; new film commissioned from Penny Woolcock.

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Cinedigm dates ‘A Brave Heart’

The SXSW audience award-winning documentary will open nationwide on September 25.

Johnny_Depp

Virgin Produced, Infinitum Nihil, City Entertainment ready ‘Muscle Shoals’ TV series

Richard Branson, Jason Felts and Justin Berfield’s Virgin Produced, City Entertainment’s Joshua D Maurer and Alixandre Witlin and Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski’s Infinitum Nihil will produce the drama series inspired by Greg Camalier’s Sundance 2013 documentary.

Jeremy Baxter

Jeremy Baxter joins Riverstone Pictures

Pinewood exec joins finance and production outfit, backers of Genius and Sleepless Night.

Beasts Of No Nation

Netflix sets release dates for first original movies

Bleecker Street to partner with Netflix to distribute Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation theatrically.

London

Film London to host Rio Production Forum

London-based industry figures to meet South American producers at new event.

Catalyst Capital in $320m Relativity bailout

Ryan Kavanaugh will remain CEO and chairman of his embattled entertainment company after it emerged on Monday that he had struck a deal with the Toronto-based distressed asset specialist.

Jerry Weintraub

'Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

The producer of The Karate Kid and the Danny Ocean franchise who won an Emmy in 2013 for Behind The Candelabra has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon

Magnolia acquires National Lampoon doc

The deal for Sundance 2015 selection Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon excludes television rights.

Andrew Renzi

'Franny' director Andrew Renzi plots next films

Upcoming projects include a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard.

Milan Popelka Douglas E Hansen

US financiers talk China, TV opportunities in Karlovy Vary

The growing business opportunities afforded by China and the TV sector were among subjects discussed by US finance heavyweights FilmNation and Endgame Entertainment during an industry panel at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

For Some Inexplicable Reason

'For Some Inexplicable Reason' wins Grand Prix at VOICES 

Germany’s Burhan Qurbani wins best director prize for We Are Strong. We Are Young.

Kang Soo youn

Busan fest names actress Kang Soo-youn co-director

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Organization Committee has confirmed veteran actress Kang Soo-youn as festival co-director today at a special assembly in Busan City Hall.

The Harder They Come

trinidad+tobago fest unveils first 2015 films

Top brass at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) said on Monday they have selected ten classic Caribbean films in the first programming wave of this year’s edition.

'45 Years', 'Son Of Saul' among LUX Prize finalists

Other finalists shortlisted for distribution support include Rams; audience winner also revealed at Karlovy Vary event.

Seetha Kumar

Seetha Kumar named Creative Skillset CEO

Former BBC exec to replace Dinah Caine.

Outdoor screening

Film Hub London to invest $170,000 in audience growth

Film Hub London, the exhibitor network managed by Film London, unveils plans for its second year.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones set for Royal Albert Hall debut

Screening to mark 35th anniversary will include John Williams’ score performed live.

Magic Mike XXL

'Magic Mike' terminated on social media chart

Terminator Genisys tops chart ahead of release.