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The BFG

'BFG' beats out 'Star Trek' at UK box office

25-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Roald Dahl adaptation scores Steven Spielberg’s third-biggest three-day opening weekend.

Andre Rieu

André Rieu concert breaks UK box office record…again

25-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert took more than £1.4m at UK box office over weekend.

Ghostbusters

'Ghostbusters' scores UK box office lead

18-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets becomes the biggest animation of 2016 to date.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'Secret Life Of Pets' records UK hat-trick as 'Sultan' grabs Bollywood record

11-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Legend Of Tarzan is the week’s highest new entry with $4.57m (£3.55m) from its 507 sites.

the secret life of pets

'Secret Life Of Pets' retains UK lead as 'Ab Fab' dazzles

4-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie scores excellent non-final $5.4m (£4.03m) debut to chart second.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' tops UK box office

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.

The Conjuring 2

'The Conjuring 2' tops UK box office

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

James Wan horror lands top while Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets scores biggest ever Saturday/Sunday preview haul for an original animation.

Me Before You

'Me Before You' defies Euro 2016 to top UK box office

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ adaptation falls only 20% as it climbs up two places to dethrone Universal’s Warcraft at number one.

Warcraft: The Beginning

'Warcraft' tops UK but 'Me Before You' leads Fri-Sun

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Previews push Universal’s video game adaptation to the top spot with non-final $5.23m (£3.62m) bow.

Secret Cinema 28 Days Later

Secret Cinema’s '28 Days Later' closes with $1.9m box office

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Danny Boyle horror staged over a two-month run.

Pitbull Nowe porzadki

Polish film boosting UK foreign box office

1-Jun-2016 | By Charles Gant

Phoenix Productions is boosting foreign-language box office in the UK as Polish films deliver strong figures in the market.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' beats 'Alice' to top UK box office

31-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops UK chart

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.

'Civil War' records hat-trick in UK

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.

'Captain America' hit by the sun in UK

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.

'Captain America: Civil War' lands with $21.2m UK debut

3-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' retains UK box office lead

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.

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'The Jungle Book' dominates UK box office

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.

'The Huntsman: Winter's War' tops UK box office but 'Zootropolis' steals the show

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.

'Batman v Superman' retains UK lead despite hefty drop

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' posts record-breaking $20.8m UK bow

29-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.

Secret Cinema Dr Strangelove

Secret Cinema’s 'Dr Strangelove' closes with $1.8m box office Video

21-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' retains UK lead

21-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

UK-made films account for 26% of global market, reports BFI

18-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.

Kung Fu Panda 3

'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops UK box office

14-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant posts disappointing non-final $2.6m (£1.83m) debut, including previews, from 528 sites.

London Has Fallen

'London Has Fallen' tops UK box office

7-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Kung Fu Panda 3 previews strongly; Universal’s Hail, Caesar! opens with $2.2m (£1.52m); eOne’s Spotlight receives a post-Oscar boost of 69%.

Eddie The Eagle

How the UK box office can build on a blockbuster 2015

1-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Following a record-breaking 2015, Screen spoke to the industry about maintaining momentum and adding variety.

Deadpool

'Deadpool' records hat-trick in UK

29-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest feature fails to dethrone Fox’s foul-mouthed superhero.

Deadpool

'Deadpool' hits $36m in the UK

22-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ How To Be Single is the week’s highest new entry with a healthy $2.7m (£1.88m) debut from its 433 sites.

Deadpool

‘Deadpool' scores mammoth $19.8m opening at UK box office

15-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film smashed the year’s previous highest opener The Revenant.

Goosebumps

'Goosebumps' tops UK box office

8-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal comedy Dad’s Army leads Fri-Sun with $3m (£2.07m) from 585 sites.

'The Revenant' scores UK hat-trick

1-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Dirty Grandpa is the week’s highest new entry with seven-day $2.9m (£2.05m) debut, while eOne’s Spotlight posts the highest Fri-Sun site average of the top ten.

BFI: UK independent films clock 11% of box office in 2015

28-Jan-2016 | By Tom Grater

Overall admissions were up 9%, but production spend on UK domestic titles was down 7% in 2015.

The Revenant

'The Revenant' retains UK lead; tops $17m

25-Jan-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Ride Along 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $3m (£2.13m) from 418 sites to chart second.

'The Revenant' claws up UK box office

18-Jan-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Creed fails to deliver knockout punch but still lands solid $3.2m (£2.22m) hit on debut.

'The Force Awakens' retains UK lead

11-Jan-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Entertainment’s The Hateful Eight posts strong $4.05m (£2.78m) debut.

UK box office hits record high in 2015

7-Jan-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal achieves biggest ever year for any distributor in UK as it leads the market, with Disney close behind.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'The Force Awakens' nears £100m at UK box office

4-Jan-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s continuation of the space saga posts third straight week as UK’s number one; Paramount’s Daddy’s Home defies newcomers with an impressive hold.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'The Force Awakens' passes $100m at UK box office

29-Dec-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s continuation of the space saga shows no sign of slowing down; Paramount’s Daddy’s Home posts strong $2.4m (£1.62m) two-day opening.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'The Force Awakens' scores record-breaking $50.5m UK debut

21-Dec-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s long-awaited return of the space saga posts second biggest opening of all time and the biggest Fri-Sun weekend of all time.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Force Awakens' posts biggest ever day at UK box office with $14.3m

18-Dec-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s highly anticipated return of the space saga tops Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2’s long-standing record.

Lucy

European films losing market share abroad

17-Dec-2015 | By Adam Chapman

Paper published by European Audiovisual Observatory highlights market share drop for European films abroad.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' retains UK lead for fourth week

14-Dec-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s fantasy-adventure becomes first film since Les Misérables to record four weeks at number one; Universal’s By the Sea flops with $38,000 (£24,770) from its 102 sites.

Suffragette

Only six women directors in top 100 films at UK box office

9-Dec-2015 | By Louise Tutt

Female directors, writers and stars are hugely under-represented in the UK top 100.

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' records UK hat-trick

7-Dec-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s Spectre crosses £90m mark in sixth weekend, Victor Frankenstein alive - but only just.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Vue reveals 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' pre-sales

3-Dec-2015 | By Tom Grater

The chain has said the film will surpass its current pre-sales record before its release on Dec 17.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' retains UK lead

30-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s The Good Dinosaur is the week’s highest new entry with $4.4m (£2.9m) from 513 sites.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' tracking to be biggest film ever at UK cinemas

27-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Experts predict Disney-Lucasfilm epic to reach $166m (£110m), surpassing Skyfall’s record.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' tops UK box office

23-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s Spectre falls to second with $5.8m (£3.85m) for $128.3m (£84.6m) and has overtaken Avatar as the highest grossing IMAX release in the UK.

'Spectre' scores UK box office hat-trick

16-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony also notch highest new entry as The Lady in the Van posts terrific $3.5m (£2.3m) from 540 sites, and becomes second distributor ever to record a 1-2-3 at the top of the chart.

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Battle of the Sexes

Sierra/Affinity dances with silver dollar comedy 'Poms'

EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.

20th Century Women

'20th Century Women' named NYFF centrepiece

Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.

Moos

Menemsha Films acquires 'Moos'

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.

IT

RLJ Entertainment snaps up 'IT'

The company has acquired North American distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.

North American briefs: Production underway on 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.

Frontieres

Frontières five team up on anthologies

As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.

John Leonetti

John Leonetti to direct 'Wish Upon' for Broad Green

The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.

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EU accepts Paramount concessions in pay-TV probe

Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.

Masami Takahash

Warner Bros Japan names Masami Takahashi president

Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.

BFI exterior

BFI in hunt for diversity executive

Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.

Wanda Group

Wanda acquires Chinese movie portal Mtime

Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.

ITV Studios

ITV Studios revenue surges

The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.

Chris Melendandri

Venice to fete 'Minions' producer Chris Meledandri

Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.

Jay Choi, Monique Esclavissat, Marc Gareton

Warner Bros ramps up Korean production

The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.

The Magnificent Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.

Panama City

Netflix, John Wells line up Panama Papers drama

The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.

Quit Staring At My Plate

New Europe to sell Venice Days title 'Quit Staring at my Plate'

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.

The War Show

Venice Days 2016 line-up unveiled

Syrian war documentary set as opening film; Naomi Kawase and Crystal Moselle shorts selected.

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy named MGM digital czar

The studio on Tuesday said it had hired Kevin Conroy to the new position of president of digital and new platforms.

Olympia 2016

Fênix Filmes lines up 'Olympia 2016'

EXCLUSIVE: Priscila Miranda’s fledgling Brazilian distributor will launch the documentary-fiction hybrid to coincide with the Games in Rio that start next month.

Road Games

FrightFest, Icon set trio for distribution

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Moscow gets October film market

EXCLUSIVE: Market is due to screen more than 100 new Russian and foreign films to industry and public.

Porto

Anton Yelchin-starrer 'Porto' set for San Sebastian fest

One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.

Mohamed Khan

Egyptian director Mohamed Khan dies at 73

Filmmaker’s recent works included Factory Girl and Before The Summer Crowds.

Liam Neeson Silence

'Silence' backer Corsan upbeat despite restructure

Belgian financier of films including Third Person and Killing Season filed for protection from its creditors last month.

Pierce Brosnan Dave Bautista

Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in 'Final Score'

Production to get underway at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium on August 8.

Strategic Partners

North American Briefs: Nordic, US focus at Strategic Partners 2016

Plus: Open Road dates Before I Fall; Eben Davidson joins Paramount TV; and more…

Ice Age: Collision Course

Fox, Les Films 26 sign North, West Africa deal

Twentieth Century Fox executives said on Monday they had signed a deal covering 21 countries.

Marissa Mayer

Verizon paying $4.8bn for Yahoo

Yahoo, one of the original internet giants that was valued at $125bn at the height of the dotcom boom in 2000, will sell for a fraction of that amount if shareholders and regulators approve the deal.

 Josetxo Moreno

Golem co-founder Josetxo Moreno dies aged 62

San Sebastian to dedicate this year’s edition to late exhibitor and distributor, a champion of independent filmmakers including Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke and Takeshi Kitano.

Are We Not Cats

Venice Critics’ Week to open with Alice Lowe revenge-comedy

The strand will be bookended by Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured].

Doctor Strange

US Briefs: Disney, Dolby sign pact for seven more titles

Plus: Comic-Con panel talks diversity and VR; Ellen Burtsyn joins The House Of Tomorrow; and more…

Solo Solitude

Asian Shadows picks up 'Solo, Solitude'

Indonesian adventure drama is set to premiere at Locarno.

Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'

Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.

Embrace Of The Serpent

'Embrace Of The Serpent' sweeps Platino Awards

Ciro Guerra’s drama about indigenous tribes in the Colombian Amazon took home seven awards from eight nominations.

Life Risking Romance

Alibaba Pictures acquires 'Life Risking Romance'

Korean romantic thriller will be released theatrically and online in China.

Seven Samurai

Venice 2016 Classics line-up unveiled

Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.

Eddie Redmayne charms Comic-Con

Another British actor earned his place in convention lore on Saturday as the Oscar-winner and star of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them handed out wands to everybody in Hall H.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

Marvel Studios brings the magic Video

Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.

Huang Shan

Comic-Con: LeEco embraces young generation

Beijing-based LeEco unveiled on Friday what it claimed to be the first streaming service targeted at Generation Z.