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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.

'Spectre' retains UK lead with $19.9m

9-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s latest James Bond mission will overtake Jurassic World as the biggest UK release of 2015 today [Nov 9]; Lionsgate’s Brooklyn posts the biggest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since Michael Collins.


'Spectre' posts record-breaking $63.9m opening at UK box office

2-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Latest Bond mission also takes more than Skyfall did over first seven days as records tumble.

'Spectre' sets UK box office record

1-Nov-2015 | By

Goldfinger will be turning in his grave. James Bond refuses to die as EON Productions, MGM and Sony announced on Sunday the James Bond release set a record seven-day launch in the UK.


'Spectre' crosses $24m at UK box office

29-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Latest Bond mission continues to excel at the start of its run, as other films receive half term boost.

'Spectre' scores UK Tuesday record

28-Oct-2015 | By

James Bond has arrived in style in his homeland as Spectre grossed $9.2m via Sony from its first full day of action.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' retains UK lead

26-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s The Martian and Suffragette record slim drops, as Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the week’s highest new entry with non-final $2.25m (£1.47m), including previews.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' biggest event cinema opening of 2015

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

NT Live broadcast production around the world.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' tops UK chart

19-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

LFF opener Suffragette lands with non-final $4.5m (£2.93m) from seven days; Warner Bros’ Pan sails to $4.2m (£2.73m) from 506 sites, including previews.

The Martian

'The Martian' retains UK lead

12-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Sicario is the week’s highest new entry with $2.5m (£1.6m) as Legend becomes StudioCanal’s second biggest release ever with $25.7m (£16.75m).

The Martian

'The Martian' tops UK chart with $9.9m

5-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.

'Everest' holds UK lead; 'Legend', 'Inside Out' set records

28-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend becomes biggest British 18-rated film of all time, as Disney’s Inside Out becomes second biggest original animation.

Secret Cinema presents The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema audience tops 100,000 as 'Empire Strikes Back' event wraps

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production of Star Wars becomes biggest live immersive cinema production to date.

'Everest' tops UK box office with $4.9m

21-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend edges towards £10m as Disney’s Inside Out is primed to become the second highest grossing original animation of all time.


'Legend' tops UK with record-breaking $8m debut

14-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s biopic posts biggest ever September opening at the UK box office and distributor’s biggest ever debut.

Straight Outta Compton

'Straight Outta Compton' retains UK lead

7-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out remains in second for the fourth straight week.

Straight Outta Compton

'Straight Outta Compton' debuts top of UK box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out continues its excellent run to reach $53m (£34.5m); Curzon Artificial Eye’s 45 Years records one of the strongest site averages of the weekend with $508,000 (£331,197) debut from 68 sites.

Paper Towns

'Paper Towns' tops UK with $3.3m debut

24-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out again tops Fri-Sun market as it becomes the sixth 2015 release to hit the £30m mark.


'Pixels' leads UK box office with $4.2m debut

17-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out leads Fri-Sun with $3m (£1.91m) after just a 3% drop; Warner Bros’ The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is the best of the other new entries with $2.3m (£1.44m).

'Fantastic Four' leads UK box office with $4.2m

10-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation leads over Fri-Sun with $3.7m (£2.4m); Universal’s Jurassic World becomes the eighth biggest film of all time with $97.9m (£63.32m).

'Amy' to become biggest ever British documentary

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director of Amy Winehouse documentary set to beat his own record.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

'Mission: Impossible 5' leads UK on $8.36m

3-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Hot Pursuit lands with soft $486,000 (£311,000) from its 329 sites; Altitude Film Distribution’s Amy will hit £3m today.

Film admissions surge in UK, production spend wobbles

27-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI stats reveal surge in admissions in 2015 but potential fall in production spend of UK independent films in past year.

Inside Out

'Inside Out' leads UK box office with $11.4m

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest posts sixth biggest UK opening for Pixar outings from an industry record release of 608 sites.

'Ant-Man' leads UK box office with $6.2m debut

20-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal becomes first distributor to have four films hit the £30m mark in a calendar year as Minions reaches $50.3m (£32.3m).


Universal scores historic treble at UK box office

13-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Distributor becomes the first to record the first, second and third chart positions, as Minions holds off Ted 2.

'Amy' sets new record; 'Minions' tops UK box office

6-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Terminator Genisys lands with $5.9m (£3.8m), as Warner Bros’ Magic Mike XXL posts $2.4m (£1.5m) debut.


'Minions' ends Jurassic era at UK box office with $18.1m debut

29-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Universal one-two at the top of the chart as Jurassic World becomes year’s biggest film with $76.8m (£48.9m) haul to date.


'Minions' tops social media buzz

29-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

The animated spin-off sequel topped Entourage and Terminator Genysis

'Jurassic World' retains UK box office lead

22-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel records second biggest second weekend ever with $17.6m (£11.1m); ScreenLive Entertainment’s Take That Live sets new record for biggest one-night-only concert event.

Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' roars to record-breaking $30.2m UK debut

15-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel posts biggest opening of the year, sixth biggest of all time at the UK box office and distributor’s biggest of all time.

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back returns to UK box office after 35 years

10-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Secret Cinema shows put Star Wars sequel back into the UK top ten.


'Spy' leads UK box office with $4m debut

8-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Good weather leads to soft market, down 29% on previous weekend, with holdovers suffering big drops.

'San Andreas' leads UK box office

1-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ disaster thriller achieves director Brad Peyton’s best-ever UK bow.

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' retains UK lead; 'Tomorrowland' edges 'Poltergeist'

26-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is the week’s highest new entry, narrowly edging out Fox’s Poltergeist.

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' edges out 'Mad Max' in UK

18-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel out-sings Warner Bros’ revival to dethrone Avengers: Age of Ultron.

'Ultron' overtakes 'Furious 7' as UK's biggest release of 2015

11-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox/Pinewood Pictures’ Spooks: The Greater Good is the week’s highest new entry with $1.6m (£1m) from 419 sites.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' tops $52m in UK

5-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Far from the Madding Crowd narrowly edges out Universal’s Unfriended as the week’s highest new entry.

Avenges Age of Ultron

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' breaks UK records with $27.3m debut

27-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest superhero outing posts biggest April opening, biggest Saturday ever for the distributor and the eighth-biggest opening of all time.

‘Still Alice’ sets record for Artificial Eye

22-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore drama becomes highest-grosser for UK distributor.

'Furious 7' records UK hat-trick

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Top three remains unchanged for the third week in a row; eOne’s Child 44 is the highest new entry with $755,000 (£505,422) from its 444 sites.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' retains UK box office lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s The DUFF is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£891,248) from its 392 sites, including previews.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' races to UK box office lead

7-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Cinderella and Fox’s Home prosper over the Easter weekend with minimal drops to reach $16.6m (£11.2m) and $22.5m (£15.14m), respectively.


'Cinderella' tops UK box office with $5.6m debut

30-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water lands with $3.3m (£2.25m), including previews; Dior and I posts Dogwoof’s second-best ever UK opening with $121,000 (£81,848).


'Home' tops UK box office on $9m

23-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent takes strong $4.4m (£2.9m), including previews, on debut.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

'Marigold Hotel' sequel scores UK hat-trick

16-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel reaches $17.3m (£11.7m), while stablemate Home previews strongly with $3.6m (£2.5m); Warner Bros’ Run All Night lands with $1.2m (£822,000) from 430 sites.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Marigold Hotel sequel retains UK lead

9-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel adds $2.9m (£1.9m) for $13m (£8.6m) after 11 days in play; Sony’s Chappie is the highest new entry with $1.5m (£996,000); Still Alice posts excellent $606,000 (£401,396) debut from 87 sites for Curzon Film World.



Norm of the North

Signature launches new label; plans first wide theatrical release

UK distributor sets animation Norm Of The North as first wide theatrical release.

brie larson

SBIFF to honour Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan

The lead actress awards contenders will each receive the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) 2016 Outstanding Performers Of The Year award on February 8.


'Spotlight' in Gothams triumph

Tom McCarthy’s ensemble drama further bolstered its awards season credentials by claiming best feature and screenplay honours at the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday.

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes “frustrated” over time pressures on 'Spectre'

Director of latest James Bond movie talks about the pressure of meeting studio demands.

PSIFF announces Awards Buzz section

Top brass at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will screen 40 out of the 81 foreign-language Oscar submissions including frontrunner Son Of Saul from Hungary (pictured), France’s Mustang and The Clan from Argentina.

Ridley Scott The Martian

Ridley Scott disappointed not to direct 'Blade Runner' sequel

The director’s commitment to Alien: Covenant means Denis Villeneuve will direct the long-awaited sequel.


US Briefs: Zag, 1492 line up '12/24'

Plus: Telefilm Canada announces 12 CFFF productions; and Arielle Boisvert on the rise at Brightlight Entertainment

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets China release date

The forthcoming entry in the Star Wars franchise readies January release in China.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars, Bond boost Pinewood profits

Pinewood Studios’ latest interim six-month results (for the six months to 30 Sept) were boosted by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and James Bond film Spectre.

El rey del Once

FilmSharks, Daniel Burman team on 'El Rey Del Once'

FilmSharks heads into Ventana Sur with a couple of key deals under its belt on the Argentinian director’s upcoming dramatic comedy El Rey del Once (The Tenth Man).

Chemical Cut

Slamdance unveils 2016 roster

Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

Reese Witherspoon

Bold Films developing Barbie origins story

The Los Angeles production company announced on Monday it has acquired Robin Gerber’s Barbie And Ruth: The Story Of The World’s Most Famous Doll And The Woman Who Created Her.

Alex Hamilton 2015

eOne UK's Alex Hamilton talks challenges for 'underdog' films

eOne Films UK managing director to speak at Screen Film Summit next week.

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

Starline to sell Chapman Brothers feature

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Rhys Ifans and Sophie Kennedy Clark gets international sales deal.

Deepa Mehta

Toronto Film Critics to honour Deepa Mehta

The Toronto Film Critics Association has selected the director of Water to receive its Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.

Stormzy Brotherhood

Noel Clarke’s 'Brotherhood' adds cast as shoot begins Video

Noel Clarke, Arnold Oceng, Ashley Thomas, grime MC Stormzy among cast.

Warren Brown

'Cargo' shoot underway in Bahamas for Best Ever Film

Bahamian production company Best Ever Film has announced Warren Brown of drama series Luther has signed to star in Kareem J Mortimer’s Bahamian film Cargo, which has begun shooting in Nassau.

Michael Ballhaus

Berlin: 'Goodfellas' cinematographer Michael Ballhaus to get Golden Bear

Festival will feature 10 films from the German cinematographer in February.

Gods of Egypt

Lionsgate, Proyas issue 'Gods Of Egypt' diversity apology

Studio, director apologise over lack of diversity in Gods Of Egypt cast.

Lorraine Sullivan

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions hires Lorraine Sullivan

Former Canal+ exec joins the company with a remit to develop European film and TV projects.


'Tharlo' wins top prize at Tokyo Filmex

Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s Tharlo was awarded both the Grand Prize and the student jury prize at this year’s Tokyo Filmex, which wrapped on Sunday night (Nov 29).

Film London Microwave

Film London Microwave reveals 2015 shortlist

The low-budget production scheme has selected 12 projects and exceeded diversity target.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott confirms 'Alien: Covenant' details

Michael Fassbender to play two roles in upcoming sci-fi, Australian government to build on incentives.

Sue Bruce Smith Efe Cakarel Piers Wenger

Picturehouse, Film4, Channel 4, MUBI join Screen Film Summit

Channel 4, Film4, Picturehouse and MUBI are among the latest big names to join the line-up of this year’s Screen Film Summit, which will be held at London’s Picturehouse Central on Dec 10.

son of saul

'Son of Saul' director scores grant for second feature

TorinoFilmLab awards more than $460,000 to several upcoming projects.

Better Call Saul

Berlin 2016: TV strand to extend across festival

The television drama strand will again showcase premium titles at next year’s Berlinale, extending from two days to being spread across the festival.

Grimur Hakonarson

'Rams' director plots next film

EXCLUSIVE: As Rams heats up on the festival and awards circuit, Iceland’s Grimur Hákonarson tells Screen about his next feature, The County.

Don Juan

CAT&Docs picks up IDFA winner 'Don Juan'

Jerzy Sladkowski’s documentary centres on an autistic man whose mother attempts to make him ‘normal’.

The Staircase

IDFA: Lestrade launches 'The Staircase III'

Oscar-winning French director to revisit infamous case of Tennessee novelist accused of murdering wife.

Don Juan

'Don Juan', 'Ukrainian Sheriffs' win at IDFA

Festival also confirms Michael Moore set to compile next year’s ‘Top 10’.

Oleg Sentsov

Appeal rejected for jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

The 20 and 10-year sentences meted out to Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov’s and his co-defendant Aleksandr Kolchenko have been upheld by the military division of the Russian Supreme Court.

Wellcome Trust Fellowship 2015

Carol Morley awarded Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Fellowship

Prize gives film-maker £30,000 ($45,000) and open access to Wellcome Trust scientists and research.

Shanker Raman

'Gurgaon', 'Machines' win Film Bazaar awards

Shanker Raman’s Gurgaon and Rahul Jain’s Machines both picked up Prasad Digital Intermediate Awards at the close of Film Bazaar on Nov 25.

Cemetery of Splendour

'Cemetery of Splendour' wins best film at APSAs

Asia Pacific prizes also awarded to Hany Abu-Assad for The Idol, Alexey German Jr for Under Electric Clouds and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing for The Assassin.

BFI exterior

BFI to receive 8% grant-in-aid cut over four years

BFI says spending review reduction is “better than anticipated”.

george osborne

DCMS cuts less than feared

“Deep cuts” would be a “false economy” says British Chancellor, but department admin costs to be cut by 20%.

George Osborne

Autumn Statement 2015: How will the DCMS fare?

Film likely to face cuts amid anticipated DCMS budget reduction.


CPH:DOX moving to March

EXCLUSIVE: In a major shift to the documentary festival landscape, CPH:DOX has announced it is to change dates.


CPH PIX merges with BUSTER; moves to autumn

From 2016, CPH PIX is moving from its April dates to an autumn slot and will merge with its sister children’s/youth film festival, BUSTER (which formerly ran in September).

man falling

IDFA: Wide House picks up 'Man Falling'

Picture about Danish artist Per Kirkeby opened CPH:DOX.