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The Fate Of The Furious

Universal Pictures crosses $4bn at global box office

24-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Studio reaches milestone for second time; fastest to do so in 2017.


'Dunkirk' battles to $56.9m international debut (update)

23-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Despicable Me 3 crosses $700m worldwide; Valerian takes $6.5m from small forays.

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'Dunkirk' early international haul grows to $8.6m

21-Jul-2017 | By

JULY 21 UPDATE: Christopher Nolan’s Second World War drama opens in South Korea on $1.6m.

War For The Planet of The Apes

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' to open in 64 territories

13-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ilumination-Universal’s Despicable Me 3 crosses $520m worldwide.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns $139.5m in international launch (update)

9-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 10 UPDATE: South Korea generates sensational $25.8m, Mexico $12m, UK $11.8m.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns $25.3m from international debuts

7-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 7 UPDATE: Web-slinger takes $10.4m in South Korea; $3.4m in UK previews; franchise record $4m in Australia.

Despicable me 3

'Despicable Me 3' in record $20.1m China opening day

7-Jul-2017 | By

Debut ranks as sixth biggest of all films in China for year-to-date.

Despicable me 3

'Despicable Me 3' grosses $95.6m internationally (update)

2-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 3 UPDATE: Wonder Woman, Pirates 5 cross $700m worldwide as The Mummy surges to $369.9m globally.

Transformers: The Last Knight

'Transformers: The Last Knight' scores $267.7m global debut (update)

25-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 26 UPDATE: China delivers biggest franchise bow on $125.3m, while The Mummy nears $350m worldwide.

Transformers: The Last Knight

'Transformers: The Last Knight' rumbles into 41 territories

23-Jun-2017 | By

Paramount and Hasbro’s fifth instalment arrives in UK, China, among others.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' closes on $300m worldwide (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ release rules international on $53m; Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 hits $500m international.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' crosses $300m worldwide

9-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 9 UPDATE: The Mummy reaches early $20.5m; scores $18.7m in China.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' surges to $18.7m at international box office

2-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 2 UPDATE: Warner Bros tentpole opened in additional 32 markets on Thursday. Pirates 5 nears $300m international mark.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' in $208.4m international launch (update)

28-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Fate Of The Furious crosses $1bn worldwide, while Alien: Covenant passes $100m international mark.

Guardians alien

'Guardians 2' tops 'Alien: Covenant' at int'l box office (update)

14-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

India’s Dangal adds $31.5m; King Arthur plunders $29.1m from international launch.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' crosses $430m worldwide (update)

7-May-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 8 UPDATE: Tentpole pushes Marvel Cinematic Universe films past $11bn; scores $49.3m China debut.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' crosses $1bn worldwide (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MAY 1 UPDATE: Tentpole overtakes Furious 7 as biggest foreign release ever in China on 2.43bn RMB.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' rules international on $101m (update)

30-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marvel Studios tentpole scores number one debuts in all but three of its 37 territories.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' reaches $22.3m

28-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios tentpole opened in UK, Mexico, Spain on Friday.

Fast And Furious 8

'The Fate Of The Furious' poised to cross $1bn

27-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' scores $6.6m international opening day

26-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' begins international launch

25-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Cinematic Universe releases hold five of the top six May debuts.

Fast And Furious 8

'The Fate Of The Furious' hits $908m worldwide (update)

23-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 24 UPDATE: Universal behemoth soars to $319.4m in China; will cross $1bn global mark this week.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' to cross $900m worldwide this weekend

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth soars past $500m internationally, hits $217m in China.

The Fate Of The Furious

Universal adjusts 'The Fate Of The Furious' record global debut to $536m (update)

16-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Tentpole to cross $500m international, $600m worldwide on Tuesday.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' sets $63.9m China opening day record

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $570m internationally

13-Apr-2017 | By

ARPIL 14 UPDATE: Disney tentpole reaches $1,010.1bn worldwide.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $900m worldwide

5-Apr-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.

Manchester By The Sea

'Manchester By The Sea' crosses $75m worldwide

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Oscar-winner grosses $27.3m from international markets through Sierra/Affinity licensees.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $900m worldwide (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $900m this weekend

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 31 UPDATE: Disney tentpole has taken more than $765m to date.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' on cusp of $400m international haul

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 29 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action has reached $731.5m worldwide as of Wednesday.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $694m worldwide (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $500m on Friday

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' crosses $425m worldwide

22-Mar-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' set to dance into US, UK, China

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars past $50m worldwide

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.


'Moonlight' crosses $20m through A24 international network

10-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.

Kong: Skull Island review

International box office preview: 'Kong: Skull Island' looms large

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.


'Logan' tears into $247.4m worldwide launch (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' storms China on $94.3m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' eyes $250m by end of weekend

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' crosses $190m int'l (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' opens on $100m international

12-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office. 

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' launches worldwide

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.

La La Land

Chinese trio rule, 'La La Land' hits $250m global (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.



Iceman 2

First trailer for Locarno premiere 'Iceman' Video

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the first trailer for revenge movie about Neolithic man ‘Ötzi’.


£500k scheme for Scottish production companies launched

FOCUS initiative aims to provide business support to Scottish film and TV companies.

Pier Wilkie

TV diversity scheme reveals 2018 details

Initiative aimed at experienced professionals sends one participant to attend a showrunner programme in LA.

The Square

Sarajevo's Kinoscope to show 'The Square', 'Loveless'

Michael Haneke’s Happy End also among titles in non-competitive strand.

Richard says goodbye

First look at Johnny Depp in 'Richard Says Goodbye'

Danny Huston, Rosemarie Dewitt, Zoey Deutch, Devon Terrell and Odessa Young also join cast.


James Bond to return in November 2019

Details on cast and director to follow at later date.

Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins to give SXSW 2018 keynote

Festival to run from March 9-18 in Austin, Texas.

Geraldine Atlee and Eve Yates

BBC Films makes two key hires

EXCLUSVE: Geraldine Atlee and Eva Yates join from Film4.

John Hawkes

John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church join 'The Peanut Butter Falcon'

Principal photography underway in Savannah, Georgia.

Jeff Frost

Sony Pictures Entertainment promotes three to head TV studio

Jeff Frost to lead “office of the president” alongside Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter.

Handle with care

'Handle With Care' wins top prize at Japan's Skip City festival

Other winners include China’s Van Goghs and The Citizen.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone to be honoured at Sarajevo Film Festival

Platoon director to attend 23rd edition of festival.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan narrates family film 'Aldabra: Once Upon An Island'

EXCLUSIVE: Vision Films handles worldwide sales on eco-themed feature.

Into The World Again

Streaming platform Kocowa launches in US

Streaming platform Kocowa has launched in the US by KCP Global, a joint venture between major South Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS.

Pin Cushion

UK feature debut 'Pin Cushion' to open Venice Critics' Week

Independent festival strand unveils 2017 line-up.

kosovo prifest winners 2017

'Goran', 'Quit Staring At My Plate' win top awards at Kosovo's PriFest

Prize winners revealed from 9th edition of festival.

'King of the Belgians' wins at Odesa film festival

Summer 1993 and My Happy Family also take home prizes from Ukrainian festival.

Hans Hurch

Vienna International Film Festival chief Hans Hurch dies at 64

Festival head oversaw 20 editions of the Viennale.

Jodie Whittaker

Comic-Con: 'Doctor Who' showrunner blasts Jodie Whittaker backlash Video

BBC America drops Christmas Special teaser in Hall H during Peter Capaldi farewell.

Black Panther Comic-Con panel

Comic-Con: Marvel Studios dazzles with 'Infinity War', 'Black Panther', 'Ragnarok' footage Video

Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne among cast additions to upcoming tentpoles.

Blade Runner 2049

Comic-Con: 'Blade Runner 2049' footage wows Hall H Video

‘I didn’t want somebody else to fuck this up,’ director Denis Villeneuve tells Hall H.

The Distinguished Citizen

'The Distinguished Citizen' wins best film at Platino Awards

Pedro Almodóvar named best director for Julieta; Sonia Braga wins best actress for Aquarius.

Ben Affleck Batman

Comic-Con: Ben Affleck evasive about Batman future

Warner Bros session entertains… but nothing on Wonder Woman 2.

Ready Player One

Comic-Con: Steven Spielberg shows 'Ready Player One' footage Video

Warner Bros to release sci-fi mash-up adaptation on March 30, 2018.

Barb stranger things

Comic-Con: 'Barb' crashes 'Stranger Things' panel Video

Hall H crowd sees first Season 2 trailer ahead of Halloween season premiere.

The Defenders

Comic-Con: Netflix screens first episode of Marvel's 'The Defenders' Video

Iron First renewed for second season; The Punisher trailer revealed.


Comic-Con: 'Westworld' panel brings Season 2 tease Video

HBO sci-fi has blood on its mind as robots rebel in second season.

The Endless

'The Endless' wins top prize at BIFAN festival

Sci-fi by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson debuted at Tribeca Film Festival.

Game Of Thrones

Comic-Con: 'Game Of Thrones' panel teases Daenerys, Melisandre alliance Video

Cast of HBO fantasy series reflect on characters, say how they would rule.