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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.

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.

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Trophy

Sundance: The Orchard, CNN team up on 'Trophy'

The North American deal understood to be a little over $2m was announced before the Friday world premiere of Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection.

Sundance Film Festival

Untitled Buena Vista Social Club documentary pulled from Sundance

Lucy Walker’s documentary will not screen in Park City due to a longer than expected post-production and Friday’s world premiere has been scrapped.

Cries From Syria

Sundance: Content Media boards ‘Cries From Syria’

In its second Sundance pick-up, the company has acquired international sales rights to Evgeny Afineevsky’s Syrian civil war documentary ahead of Sunday’s world premiere in Sundance.

Midwife

Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam issues Brexit warning

Respected producer calls for government to guarantee “the right to stay” for EU nationals working in VFX and animation sectors.

'The King's Speech' backer Prescience rebrands with new CEO

EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV financier rebrands as Hindsight following management restructure.

Cut Shoot Kill

EFM: Devilworks reveals first trailers for genre slate Video

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

'Lost In London': was Woody Harrelson's live feature a success?

Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.

Al Gore

Sundance: Al Gore in eco alert to Donald Trump

Former vice-president fires a shot across the bows of climate sceptics on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Mudbound

Sundance 2017: 12 buzz films for buyers (update)

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Heading into Park City’s opening night screening of An Inconvenient Sequel on Thursday, we take a look at a dozen acquisition titles likely to spark deals once the action gets underway.

Bloom targets EFM launch for 'Lost In London'

Woody Harrelson’s live event movie is garnering interest at Sundance.

The Wailing

'The Wailing' remake eyed by Scott Free

Hit Korean horror played at Cannes 2016 and scored multiple deals.

Legion Of Brothers

Content Media boards Sundance pick 'Legion Of Brothers'

The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.

The Field Guide To Evil

'ABCs Of Death' producers team for new horror anthology

Eight filmmakers from around the world will direct segments, including Baskin’s Can Evrenol.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount in slate pact with Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media

The Chinese players have struck a slate financing pact with the studio that is potentially worth $1bn.

Fun Mom Dinner

Sundance: 'Fun Mom Dinner' goes to Momentum, Netflix

It emerged on Thursday that North American theatrical and select international streaming deals on the ensemble female comedy closed in earlier pre-festival business.

Terry Pratchett

Amazon ties with BBC for Terry Pratchett adaptation

SVoD platform and British broadcaster are teaming on a six-episode version of the 1990 comic novel.

Barrage

'Barrage', starring Isabelle Huppert and daughter Lolita, finds sales home

EXCLUSIVE: Family drama unites Golden Globe winner Huppert with daughter Lolita Chammah on the big screen.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos linked to Legendary Pictures (reports)

The former chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film is reportedly in talks with the Wanda-owned company.

Warsaw

Poland expected to launch filming incentive in 2017

The Polish Ministry of Culture is proposing a €22m annual budget for the 25% rebate scheme.

virtual reality VR

Cannes Marché, Sheffield Doc/Fest launch VR venture

DDD60 initiative is aimed at improving VR experience online and at festivals.

Menashe

Berlin: 43 titles revealed for Forum

World premieres include Barrage, starring Isabelle Huppert and her daughter Lolita Chammah.

Voyage of Time

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 full lineup unveiled

Festival to host 65 UK Premieres, including Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro.

Park City Main Street

Sundance: speakers join Women’s March On Main

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Mario Bello, Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski, Aisha Tyler and Mary McCormack will take part in Saturday’s event in Park City.

Adam Brody

Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to star in 'The Kid Detective'

Myriad Pictures will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin next month on Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures satirical murder mystery.

David Jesteadt

GKIDS promotes David Jesteadt to president

The executive joined GKIDS in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice-president of distribution.

The Crown

Netflix in Q4 subscriber growth surge

Buoyed by a strong response to original content, the digital giant’s fourth quarter boosted international subscribers by 5.12m to 44.37m.

The Emoji Movie

Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez join 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'

Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.

The Grateful Dead

Amazon picks up Grateful Dead documentary

Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the four-hour documentary.

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie about Sgt Pepper album scores sales deal

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal album.