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Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' reclaims UK box office lead as 'David Brent' struggles

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.

'Suicide Squad' retains UK lead

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' dominates UK box office

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.

'Finding Dory' swims to top of UK box office

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing

Secret Cinema’s 'Dirty Dancing' closes with $2.5m box office

28-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.

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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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Covert Media launches Lexica Films

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Radiant Films International to sell TIFF entry 'Handsome Devil'

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.

Dog Eat Dog

RLJ Entertainment picks up 'Dog Eat Dog'

Paul Schrader’s action thriller has found a home in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.

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David Tennant joins Electric’s 'Bad Samaritan'

Dean Devlin’s company announced on Thursday that the former Doctor Who star has come on board the thriller.

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ITV withdraws eOne offer

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Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.

Get Down

Netflix: diving into the data

Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.

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IM Global launches Go Global in Beijing

IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Oscars 2016: Germany selects 'Toni Erdmann'

Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.

Tombiruo

Malaysia rallies international team for 'Tombiruo'

Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.

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Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury

This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.

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Aardman promotes Alison Taylor to head of sales and acquisitions

Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.

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Vice's Shane Smith predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'

Smith delivered this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Zurich fest unveils gala titles

Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.

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BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.

The Levelling

Mongrel International to sell TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.

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Jeremy Renner joins AMBI's 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

The Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice talent and play the lead role in the 3D CGI animated family film.

Abacus

'Abacus', 'I Am Not Your Negro' among NYFF Spotlight docs

Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

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Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to open San Sebastian fest

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