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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' hits $247.2m global

22-Nov-2015 | By

NOV 23 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dominated global box office at the weekend, powered by a confirmed $144.5m international haul from 87 markets.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' takes early $43m worldwide

19-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 20 UPDATE: The Hunger Games franchise finale grossed $16m from Thursday night screenings in North American and arrives in a further 19 markets on Friday including China and Mexico.


China box office: 'Spectre' breaks records for Sony

17-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

The latest instalment of the James Bond franchise debuted with an impressive $48.55m over its three-day opening weekend.

'Spectre' hits $543m global BO

16-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE: Sony, MGM and EON Production’s 007 thriller ruled the world for the second weekend, powered by a titanic international session that broke records in China and generated $153.3m overall.


'Spectre' breaks records in China

15-Nov-2015 | By

Sony, MGM, EON Productions’ James Bond thriller has set several new benchmarks in the wake of its release in the world’s second biggest market.

'Spectre' to soar past $350m

13-Nov-2015 | By

Spectre stands at $264.1m internationally through Sony and MGM and with 14 debuts including China, Australia and South Korea it is the favourite to dominate the international arena again this weekend.

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'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' tops China box office on $21.5m

10-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Three Hollywood and two local new releases entered the weekly chart, with Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials raced to the top with $21.54m from its first five days.


'Spectre' soars to $293m worldwide

8-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 9 UPDATE: The brand-new 007 episode from EON Productions, MGM and Sony maintained its stunning early form as approximately $117m saw it climb to $223.1minternationally – and close to $100m in the UK – to rank number one in all 77 of its active markets.

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'The Dressmaker' opens strongly, prompts calls for more films about women

4-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Kate Winslet-starring film’s $2.8m opening dethroned The Martian, which had remained top of the pile for four weeks.

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'Ant-Man' reigns in China; Jia Zhangke has biggest hit

3-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man crossed $1m, while Mountains May Depart debuted as Jia Zhangke’s biggest hit.


'Spectre' plunders $80.1m from international arena

1-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 2 UPDATE: The latest 007 instalment from EON Productions, MGM and Sony has smashed records in almost every one of the six markets it debuted in this weekend.

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'The Martian' and 'Spectre' vie for international box office crown

29-Oct-2015 | By

Fox International’s space adventure goes up against the latest 007 instalment in what should produce a dynamic clash outside North America.

'Ant-Man' crosses $500m worldwide

28-Oct-2015 | By

The Marvel Studios release is expected on Wednesday to become Disney’s fourth film of 2015 to cross the half-billion mark.

'Ant-Man' takes Chinese box office lead; 'Pan' flops

27-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man topped the chart as Goodbye Mr Loser raced past $200m.

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'The Martian' colonises int'l box office on $30m

25-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: Active in 75 markets, Ridley Scott’s adventure hit dominated the Hollywood export arena at the weekend and surged past the $200m mark.

'Ant-Man' eyes strong China hold

23-Oct-2015 | By

The Marvel Studios hit has reached $289.1m and will seek to build on last weekend’s $42.4m debut in China.

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'Goodbye Mr Loser' holds off 'Ant-Man' at China box office

20-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man opened with a strong $42.77m but Goodbye Mr Loser is still on top.

'Ant-Man' devours $42.4m in China

19-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest superhero adventure took $42.4m in China to make the territory the film’s biggest after three days.

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'Crimson Peak' goes global for Universal

16-Oct-2015 | By

Guillermo del Toro’s chiller starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam looks set to become Hollywood’s dominant global release this weekend.

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'Yellow Flowers' rules in Vietnam

15-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu’s latest film has become a surprise hit at the box office in Vietnam, raking in $2.67m with 850,000 admissions since its opening on October 1.

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'Goodbye Mr Loser' tops China box office

13-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Goodbye Mr Loser knocked Lost In Hong Kong from the top spot.

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'The Martian' eclipses 'Pan' at international box office

11-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

UPDATED OCTOBER 12: Fox’s The Martian dominated the international marketplace again this weekend, with a confirmed $57.5m from 77 markets. Warner’s Pan went wide internationally and took an estimated $20.5m from 54 markets.


Warner's 'Pan' to sail into 52 territories

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The latest cinematic version of the Peter Pan story swings into 52 international markets this weekend at the same time as it launches in the US.

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‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films

6-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

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'The Martian' blasts to top of international box office with $45m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE: The Martian blasted into the international marketplace this weekend, grossing a confirmed $44.6m from more than 50 territories, according to distributor 20th Century Fox International.

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'Polis Evo' burns up Malaysian box office

3-Oct-2015 | By

Malaysian action comedy Polis Evo has given the local film industry a much-needed boost, grossing $1.8m (RM8m) in 11 days, to become the highest-grossing local film of 2015.

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Fox plots 'Martian' landings

1-Oct-2015 | By

Ridley Scott’s space survival story is scheduled to touch down in approximately 50 territories this weekend, fresh from its strong debut at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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'Lost In Hong Kong' hits $106.8m

29-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Lost In Hong Kong has become the fastest local film to make $100m at the box office.

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'Lost In Hong Kong' takes $100m

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: The comedy (Gang Jiong) destroyed the Hollywood competition in another potent reminder of the might of China. Universal and Illumination’s Minions meanwhile crossed $800m.

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' to open in 35 territories

25-Sep-2015 | By

The animation sequel to the 2012 family hit arrives day-and-date with North America in 35 territories this weekend.

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Record-breaking 'Fack Ju Göhte 2' scores international sales

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The sequel recorded the biggest ever domestic opening for a German film.


'Mission: Impossible 5' tops 'Minions' in China

22-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation amassed $33.70m for a $120.29m cume.

Spanish cinema attendance up 4%

21-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

San Sebastian: Spanish attendance grows 4% while market share for local productions expected to hit 20% by end of the year; Cannes criticised for “ignoring” Spanish cinema

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'Scorch Trials' earns $43.3m int’l

20-Sep-2015 | By

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was active in 66 markets over the weekend as the early running total climbed to $78m and counting.

Universal crosses $4bn at international box office

20-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: The studio smashed another record on Saturday (Sept 19) as it became the first to cross the milestone.

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'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' hits 47 markets

18-Sep-2015 | By

Fox International top brass will be looking to set the box office alight as they unleash Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in a further 47 markets day-and-date with North America this weekend.

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'Mission: Impossible 5' tops China as 'Monster Hunt' sets new record

15-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation grossed $86.42m in six days, while Monster Hunt has become the biggest-ever film in China.

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' storms China on $86m

13-Sep-2015 | By

SEPT 14 UPDATED: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation set the Chinese box office alight with a confirmed $85.8m from 5,500 venues that propelled the international running total past $400m.

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'Hundred Regiments Offensive' tops China box office

8-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

CHINA BOX OFFICE: War movie The Hundred Regiments Offensive topped the China box office for the week August 31-September 6, grossing $39.4m for a cumulative total of $61.97m after 10 days.

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'Terminator: Genisys' crosses $100m in China

6-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: Paramount soars again as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation reached $500m worldwide. Meanwhile, Universal executives celebrate $1bn milestone for Jurassic World

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'Jurassic World' hits $1bn int'l

6-Sep-2015 | By

Studio executives have another cause for celebration in what has become a banner year as the monster hit joined an elite club at the weekend and the studio itself crossed $6bn worldwide.

'Minions' reaches $700m int'l

4-Sep-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International’s (UPI) Minions from Universal/Illumination has grossed $700m and heads to Turkey.

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'Hundred Regiments Offensive' pulls rank at China box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Chinese netizens have been raising questions over the box office success of patriotic war movie, Hundred Regiments Offensive, released last weekend to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Japanese in the Second World War.

Terminator Genisys

PPI pair cross $300m international

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: The seemingly indestructible Terminator: Genisys generated $23.6m from 25 markets and climbed to $320.1m and $409.5m worldwide.

PPI eyes further gains for 'Genisys'

27-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures International executives will look for another strong international weekend following last weekend’s one-two punch.

UPI sets new international high

24-Aug-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) brass on Monday declared another milestone in a year that has seen the studio shatter records left and right, earning $3.78bn in international receipts.


S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' continue box office rise

24-Aug-2015 | By

In South Korea, Choi Dong-hoon’s period action thriller Assassination has become the 9th biggest local film in box office history.

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'Genisys' storms China on $27m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: The Hollywood-China marriage resumed after the summer blackout as Terminator: Genisys delivered a confirmed $27m debut in China on 25,000 screens and the Bride Wars remake arrived on $23.6m via Fox International.

'Rogue Nation' crosses $250m int'l

21-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount and Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stands at $254m and is expected to dominate for a third weekend.

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'Mr Tumor' topples 'Monster Hunt' at China box office

18-Aug-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ Monster Hunt finally relinquished the top spot at the China box office, as Wanda Pictures’ Go Away Mr Tumor opened in pole position with $29.75m in four days.



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BFI to receive 8% grant-in-aid cut over four years

BFI says spending review reduction is “better than anticipated”.

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DCMS cuts less than feared

“Deep cuts” would be a “false economy” says British Chancellor, but department admin costs to be cut by 20%.

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Autumn Statement 2015: How will the DCMS fare?

Film likely to face cuts amid anticipated DCMS budget reduction.


CPH:DOX moving to March

EXCLUSIVE: In a major shift to the documentary festival landscape, CPH:DOX has announced it is to change dates.


CPH:PIX merges with BUSTER; moves to autumn

From 2016, CPH:PIX is moving from its April dates to an autumn slot and will merge with its sister children’s/youth film festival, BUSTER (which formerly ran in September).

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IDFA: Wide House picks up 'Man Falling'

Picture about Danish artist Per Kirkeby opened CPH:DOX.

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'Room', 'The Big Short' to bookend Dubai fest

Spotlight, Truth and Concussion are also among the festival’s programme.

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IFFR teams with VPRO for Big Screen Award

Winning filmmaker will receive cash prize with award.

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Submarine joins forces with NonStop

New York-based indie sales powerhouse Submarine is creating a new documentary centric label in Scandinavia with NonStop Entertainment.

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Swipe acquires Berenice Bejo's 'The Last Diamond', 'All About Them'

EXCLUSIVE: Independent film distributor to offer a real diamond to UK cinemagoers as part of marketing campaign.


'Carol' leads Indie Spirit nominees

Todd Haynes is in the running for best director and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are in contention for best female lead alongside Room’s Brie Larson as Carol earned six 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

US Briefs: Frenesy Film sells 'Antonia.' to Italy

Plus… FilmRise acquired The Champions; Unified’s Red Band Films wraps shooting on The Rake; and Made In NY grant receipents announced.


PSIFF to honour Tom McCarthy

The Spotlight director will receive the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Sonny Bono Visionary Award.


Netflix creates series from 'Gangs of Wasseypur'

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix will stream Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur as an eight-part mini-series in the US and Canada in the first week of December.

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BBFC appoints David Austin new director

Current director David Cooke to step down in March 2016.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

'Carol', 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' bookend Bahamas fest

Female-driven films bookend the Bahamas International Film Festival as Todd Haynes’ Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara opens the event on December 9 and Amy Berg’s documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue ends the festivities on December 12.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor to receive honorary BIFA

British star of 12 Years A Slave to receive Richard Harris Award.


'Mustang' wins LUX film Prize

Turkish drama also picks up Stockholm Film Festival audience award.

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India's 'The New Classmate' sold to France, Germany, Austria

EXCLUSIVE: Hindi-language drama sold by Films Boutique.

Nandita Das

What's the buzz at Film Bazaar 2015?

Industry experts tip the hottest pitches and works-in-progress at Goa’s Film Bazaar, from animation to a serial killer story.

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'You & Me Both' eyes summer 2016 shoot

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based producer Mollye Asher [pictured] is gearing up for a summer 2016 shoot of her next production You & Me Both.

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Bajpayee, Tambe join 'Unknown Faces'

EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee [pictured] and Smita Tambe will star in Atanu Mukherjee’s Unknown Faces, produced by Drishyam Films, which is scheduled to start shooting on December 11.

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Film Bazaar 2015: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from Goa’s Film Bazaar here.

Proposition for a Revolution

Anti-corruption doc gets Sundance grant

Proposition For A Revolution, directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Programme.


Marathi films make waves at Film Bazaar

Mumbai-based Film City is presenting a package of nine Marathi-language films at Film Bazaar, as part of the Maharashtra state’s initiative to promote Marathi culture.

PGA announces doc nominees

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) unveiled on Monday the five films in contention for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 23, 2016.

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Citizen Skull Productions eyes January start on 'The Deep End'

Mark Myers’ film and television company has set a January start in and around Los Angeles on Matt Eskandari’s thriller.

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Ulrich Seidl readies trophy hunter doc

Austrian filmmaker’s new documentary to be ready in time for Cannes.

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Sundance unveils Midnight line-up

In an unusual move, the Sundance Film Festival revealed the nine-strong genre strand line-up late on Sunday night with little warning.


Dogwoof to handle sales of Jennifer Peedom's 'Mountain'

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary made by the Australian director of Sherpa [pictured].