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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' 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' 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.

Disney reaches $5bn worldwide in record time

11-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.

Independence Day: Resurgence

'Independence Day: Resurgence' retains overseas lead

4-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.

'Independence Day: Resurgence' lands with $100.2m overseas

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.

'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'Finding Dory' in showdown

23-Jun-2016 | By

Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' swims to $50m overseas debut

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.

'Warcraft' powers to record-breaking $156m China debut

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' regains overseas lead as 'Zootopia' hops to $1bn

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney passes $4bn at global box office in 2016 in record time

29-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits $130m

26-May-2016 | By

Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' posts $101.6m overseas debut

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' hits $940m worldwide

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.

'Captain America: Civil War' nears $700m worldwide

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' soars to $316.2m worldwide

5-May-2016 | By

MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.

'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.4m overseas

2-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' takes $39m from first int'l forays

28-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.

'The Jungle Book' hits $564m worldwide

27-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.

'The Jungle Book' crosses $500m worldwide

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' crosses $300m worldwide

19-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.

The Jungle Book

'Jungle Book' is the king of the box office with $240m

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' set to soar internationally

14-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.


Global box office hit $38.3bn in 2015

12-Apr-2016 | By

Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.

'Batman v Superman' nears $500m overseas

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.

'Batman v Superman' hits $450m international

7-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.



Andrew Cripps appointed to key Fox distribution role

The industry veteran currently serves as president of IMAX International and is expected to join the studio in January 2017.


Former Busan chief given suspended jail sentence

Lee Yong-kwan and three other former festival executives given suspended jail sentences by Busan District Court.

A Dark Song

AFM: Kaleidoscope boards Steve Oram horror 'A Dark Song'

EXCLUSIVE: Liam Gavin’s occult horror stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram.

Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier to deliver keynote at Screen Film Summit

Speakers confirmed for the annual summit, which will take place November 24 at Picturehouse Central, include Andy Harries, Tim O’Shea, Tristan Goligher, Faye Ward, Eve Gabereau, Chris Green and David Hancock; finance breakout area new addition.

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Netflix orders Scandi thriller series 'The Rain'

The series is set after a devastating biological catastrophe.

Let Me Go

AFM: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

Black Angel

Moscow KinoPoisk: Roger Christian readies 'Black Angel', Latido boards debut

KFM: Russian investor boards ‘Black Angel’ remake, ‘made in Russia’ blockbusters, KFM pitching winners, Latido picks up Ukrainian debut

Battle Of Wits

Tokyo: Producers talk China-Japan collaboration

A trio of high-profile Chinese film executives discussed the reasons why the Chinese and Japanese film industries are not regular collaborators at the Japan Content Showcase (JCS) on Tuesday.

David Tennant

AFM: DDI boards David Tennant rom-com 'You, Me And Him'

EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.

AFM: Voltage to tempt buyers with 'All Eyez On Me'

The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.

Charlie Hunnam

AFM: IM Global to fully finance Drake Doremus romance 'Zoe'

The company has joined Scott Free Productions on the previously untitled project starring Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux and will commence international sales at the Santa Monica market next week.


Jack O’Connell to star as designer Alexander McQueen

Pathé has set a spring 2017 start date for principal photography on DJ Films production from director Andrew Haigh.

All I See Is You

Open Road acquires 'All I See Is You'

Mark Forster’s recent Toronto world premiere starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke has found its US home.

Olga Kurylenko

AFM: Olga Kurylenko joins 'Jane Millen' for 13 Films

The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.

Laurie Holden

Seville International boards 'Pyewacket' for AFM

The Canadian sales company heads to the Santa Monica market with worldwide rights to the occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke talks new projects, arthouse distribution

Speaking at Mumbai Film Festival, where he’s receiving the Excellence In Cinema Award, director Jia Zhangke reveals plans for China’s new arthouse circuit and details of his new company Fabula.

IMAX, Vue to open second Denmark site

EXCLUSIVE: IMAX and Vue International are partnering on a second IMAX theatre following the commercial success of Copenhagen venue.

Boys In The Trees

AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'Boys In The Trees'

The Santa Monica-based sales, production and financing company has boarded international rights to Mushroom Pictures’ coming-of-age horror film following its world premiere in Venice Horizons.


'Moana', 'Miss Sloane' secure AFI FEST world premiere slots

Walt Disney Animation Studios and EuropaCorp have landed for awards season and will play in Special Screenings at the Los Angeles festival’s 30th anniversary edition.

Aardman, Studiocanal plan 'Shaun The Sheep Movie 2'

Pre-production will begin in January 2017 on the animated sequel, again directed by Richard Starzak.

Steel Country

Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Kenichi Matsuyama, Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep

Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep kick off festival

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe jostled for the spotlight with Meryl Streep at the opening night of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.


AFM: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård join thriller 'The Kill Team'

Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.

creative england

Creative England selects 16 producers for diversity schemes

Creative England has selected the participants for new producer initiatives aimed at developing industry outside of London.

Shed Skin Papa

Tokyo: Golden Network picks up Shed Skin Papa

Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Tokyo competition title Shed Skin Papa.

Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Sequel to home ent hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' underway in Marbella

Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.

Stefan Zweig

Edge buys multiple territories on 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

Edge Entertainment has acquired Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe for the Nordic region (excluding Denmark except for pay-TV rights) and the Baltics.

Isabelle Fauchet

Event Cinema Association creates advisory committee

ECA’s Isabelle Fauchet [pictured] chairs the committee, which also includes Vue’s Johnny Carr, Picturehouse’s Marc Allenby and Cineplex’s Brad LaDouceur, among others.

Cold Feet

120 jobs to go as Brexit bites ITV

ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.


Americas Briefs: 'Inferno' crosses $100M worldwide

The Dan Brown adaptation starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones has surged past the milestone after ten days.