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Korean box office rises 2.6% in first half of 2015

28-Jul-2015 | By

Box office tops $653m… but admissions fall 1.5%.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt', 'Monkey King' break records

28-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt continuted to break records at the China box office office last week, becoming the highest-grossing Chinese film ever with a gross of $221.41m after 11 days.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $46m

26-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 27 UPDATE: Edko Films’ announced early on Monday that its 3D fantasy had reached $217.7m (RMB 1.349bn) after 11 days to become the highest grossing Chinese film in history.

Pixels

SPRI unleashes 'Pixels'

24-Jul-2015 | By

Sony’s action-comedy will vie for the international box office crown this weekend against Chinese smash Monster Hunt — although it holds a few territories itself — as well as Disney-Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and Universal-Illumination’s Minions.

'Jurassic World' becomes third-biggest release of all time

22-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal hierarchy announced on Wednesday that its monster smash has overtaken The Avengers on $1.52bn to reach $1.522bn worldwide.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules China box office

21-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ 3D adventure Monster Hunt broke a string of box office records on its opening weekend in China, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $107.58m in four days.

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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ breaks records in India and overseas

21-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Bollywood film clocks biggest overseas-grossing weekend for a Salman Khan film.

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'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $72m

20-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 20: The $30m Chinese-language fantasy adventure secured top berth at the international marketplace ahead of Hollywood’s Minions, which was the biggest global earner of the session, as well as China’s superhero spoof Jian Bing Man and a bona fide US superhero in the shape of Ant-Man.

'Ant-Man', 'Minions' to clash at box office

17-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s animation Minions has raced to $339.9m and at its current rate will soar past $400m by Sunday.

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Youth dramas rule at China box office

15-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Tiny Times 4.0 topped the China box office last week, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $58.39m, while another youth drama, Forever Young, came in second with $41.42m.

Baahubali

'Baahubali' breaks box office records

14-Jul-2015 | By

Telugu-language epic Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, has grossed $20m on its opening weekend in India and broken a string of box office records in both India and the US.

Minions

‘Minions’ takes over the world

12-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 13: The Despicable Me spin-off grossed a confirmed $130.7m from 56 territories after launching top in 29 of 30 new regions to reach $287.8m.

Disney hits $2bn at int'l box office

12-Jul-2015 | By

This marks the fastest time Walt Disney Studios has accomplished the feat, overturning the previous mark set last year on August 30.

Minions

‘Minions’, ‘Genisys’ eye big weekend

10-Jul-2015 | By

Universal and Illumination’s Minions has reached $159m and will vie for international supremacy this weekend with Paramount and Skydance Productions’ sci-fi reboot.

Minions

UPI sets $3bn industry record

8-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) has reached the $3bn ticket sales milestone faster than any other studio in history, obliterating the previous mark set by Fox International in October 2014.

Monk Comes Down The Mountain

Chen Kaige’s 'Monk' tops China box office

8-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down The Mountain topped the China box office last week, grossing $38.25m in it opening four days, according to EntGroup figures.

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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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'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.

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Demolition

Toronto to open with 'Demolition'; world premieres for 'Trumbo', 'The Program'

TIFF 40 to open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Keith Richards

Morgan Neville's Keith Richards doc to debut on Netflix

Documentary on the Rolling Stones guitarist made by the director of Oscar-winner 20 Feet From Stardom.

The Walk

Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to open Tokyo film festival

Director Bryan Singer to head the main competition jury.

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Telefilm Canada pledges C$8.1m for 14 films

The funding body’s Canada Feature Film Fund allocation applies to the 2014-15 cycle and includes films from Kim Nguyen and features actors such as Dane DeHaan and Catherine Keener.

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Tom Gilroy wins screenwriting grant

The writer has been awarded the 2015 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship to work on his script Our Lady Of The Snow.

Moon Dogs

'Moon Dogs' begins Scotland shoot

Coming-of-age film marks feature debut of Downton Abbey director Philip John.

Iona

San Sebastian unveils New Directors titles

The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.

The High Sun

'The High Sun' is big winner in Pula

The 62nd Pula Film Festival wrapped in Croatia on Saturday with its Best Croatian Film of the year award going to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun. 

Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts named Creative Europe head

Xavier Prats Monné to take a new EC role.

Kill Time

CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has renewed its exclusive, multi-year output deals with Hong Kong studios Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (MVPW) and Universe Entertainment.

Toronto 40th press conference

VIDEO: Toronto 2015 press conference Video

The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…

'Amy' set for Sarajevo Summer Nights

Sarajevo Film Festival’s Laško Sumer Nights line-up revealed.

Steve Jobs

‘Steve Jobs’ to screen at NYFF

Danny Boyle’s biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the digital age visionary who changed the face of personal computing, telephony and music will screen on October 3 as the centrepiece screening of the 53rd New York Film Festival.

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Elle Fanning eyed for 'All The Bright Places'

Miguel Arteta will direct Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan’s adaptation of the Jennifer Niven YA novel.

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Venice reveals 2015 juries

Competition jury includes Elizabeth Banks, Lynne Ramsay, Diane Kruger and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

'Second Mother' to open Sarajevo Film Festival

Sundance award-winner to open festival; Dagur Kári’s Tribeca winner Virgin Mountain to close.

Death Valley

Indican Pictures acquires 'Death Valley'

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up all North American rights to the noir thriller and has set an October 20 release.

Sadie Katz

Sadie Katz to star in 'Blood Feast' remake

The actress joins Robert Rusler and Caroline Williams on US-based Gundo Entertainment’s splatter film remake.

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Cuba's 'Behavior' wins at Skip City in Japan

The Japenese festival that focuses solely on digital cinema reveals its 2015 winners.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt, Netflix line up Khmer Rouge drama

Star finds home for her long-gestating Cambodian genocide drama.

black mass

'Black Mass' to get Venice world premiere

Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.

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Michael B. Jordan to star in 'Just Mercy' for Broad Green

The company announced on Friday it is adapting Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption.

The Daughter

Saura, Celestini, Stone among Venice Days line-up

Luis Tosar thriller to open strand; Laurent Cantet to chair jury; programme includes Agnès Varda, Alice Rohrwacher shorts.

El Gigante

Raven Banner boards 'El Gigante'

The Toronto-based company announced from Fantasia it has come on to handle world sales and direct distribution in Canada on the Luchagore Productions title.

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Verbinski, Barron, von Trotta backed by German funds

Funds MDM and FFF Bayern are providing more than $9.4m (€8.6m).

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Venice reveals Gap-Financing Market line-up

The Venice Film Market will showcase 15 projects seeking completion financing.

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Three dead in Louisiana theatre shooting

UPDATE: Police in Lafayette said on Friday the two women who died in Thursday’s shooting at the Grand 16 theatre in Lafayette were Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. The gunman was identified as 59-year-old John Russell Houser.

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Sarajevo to honour Benicio Del Toro

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for actor who is attending the festival with new film A Perfect Day.

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'Ant-Man' crushes rivals in UK social media buzz

Marvel’s latest comfortably fended off Inside Out and Southpaw to top this week’s social media buzz chart.

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Lux Prize trio unveiled

Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) to get distribution support.