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Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' nears £40m

27-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).

Beauty And The Beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' waltzes to record $24.5m

20-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.

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.

Kong: Skull Island

UK box office: 'Kong: Skull Island' topples 'Logan'

13-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.

Logan

UK box office: 'Logan' posts big opening as 'Moonlight' gets Oscar boost

6-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).

The LEGO Batman Movie

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' records hat-trick

27-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' builds as 'Moonlight' shines

20-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' whips 'Fifty Shades' to debut top

13-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' retains UK lead

6-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' scores show-stopping $13.1m debut

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' retains top spot as it nears £15m

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses £10m, expands to 650 sites in UK

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' dances to Lionsgate's fourth-biggest UK opening

16-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.

Assassins Creed

UK box office: 'Assassin's Creed' debuts top but 'Rogue One' leads Fri-Sun

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s video game adaptation lands with eight-day $6.42m (£5.29m) opening as Disney’s spin-off nears £60m.

Rogue One

UK box office hits record high in 2016

6-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney enjoys the biggest-ever year for any distributor of all time with $370.3m (£300.7m).

UK box office: 'Rogue One' becomes biggest release of 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off overtakes Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts on final day of the year.

UK box office: 'Rogue One' records biggest opening of 2016

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off achieves second-highest December opening of all time behind The Force Awakens.

UK box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' retains lead for fourth straight week

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off up to $53.2m (£42.3m); eOne’s Office Christmas Party lands with five-day $1.5m (£1.19m) debut.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

UK box office: 'Beasts' records hat-trick and sets Warner Bros record

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Harry Potter spin-off is now the fifth-biggest release of 2016 with $48m (£37.76m).

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses £30m in the UK (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records huge $11.06m (£8.9m) second weekend for $38.3m (£30.79m) to date.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' posts biggest UK bow of 2016

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records the biggest opening of the year to date with confirmed $19.1m (£15.33m).

Rieu

André Rieu concert event breaks single day UK record...again

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christmas With André scores £1.2m from 480 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

Arrival

'Arrival' lands top of the UK box office

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s critically acclaimed sci-fi achieves director Denis Villeneuve’s best-ever UK opening.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' retains UK box office lead

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Accountant is the week’s highest new entry with $2m (£1.61m) debut from 497 sites.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' tops 'Trolls' at UK box office

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering posts fifth-biggest opening for the brand in the UK with six-day bow of $11.24m (£9.23m).

Trolls

UK box office: 'Trolls' sings to top spot as 'I, Daniel Blake' sets Loach record

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back shoots to non-final $3.28m (£2.68m) bow from 518 sites.

Curzon boss warns of global admissions drop

21-Oct-2016 | By

Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

'UK industry thriving as a whole', says ComScore analyst

20-Oct-2016 | By

Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.

girl on the train

'The Girl On The Train' retains UK lead as 'Miss Saigon' sings to record opening

17-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance records the biggest-ever debut for an event cinema release.

The Girl On The Train

'The Girl On The Train' arrives in top spot at UK box office

11-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby will shortly become the third release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark.

Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' passes £30m at UK box office

5-Oct-2016 | By

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine opened to £3.45m, while Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon posted close to £2m.

Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' hits mega £21m as it retains UK lead

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $2.7m (£2.1m) debut from 543 sites.

Bridget Jones's Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' enjoys record-breaking UK debut

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.

Julieta

'Julieta' breathes life into foreign language box office after crossing £1m in UK Video

16-Sep-2016 | By

Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' holds off newcomers to retain UK lead

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' dances atop UK box office as 'Brotherhood' soars

5-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Finding Dory becomes the second biggest release of 2016 with $51.9m (£38.86m).

'Finding Dory' retains UK lead as 'Suicide Squad' rumbles

30-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad becomes the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark.

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

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.

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CinemaCon: Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker

‘Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,’ star tells attendees.

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CinemaCon: Focus touts ‘Darkest Hour', The Beguiled’, 'Atomic Blonde’

Studio celebrates 15 years at Las Vegas anniversary lunch.

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CinemaCon: Universal shows ‘The Mummy’, ‘Despicable Me 3’ footage

Studio hosts lively Las Vegas presentation on Wednesday.

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Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd

Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.

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Venice Film Festival launches VR competition

A total of 18 VR experiences will compete in the strand.

Viking

Russian epic 'Viking' gets UK, Italy deals

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films swoops on Russian historical epic.

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AFM to host LocationExpo in 2017

The market is also launching an online locations resource.

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Sundance Selects takes US rights to 'Dealt'

The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW.

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BFI appoints head of cinemas and events for Southbank venue

Gaylene Gould takes up programming role at London cinema hub.

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Kosovo's PriFest moves to July dates, sets venue

Festival shifts dates and secures main venue.

El Compromiso De Las Sombres

Tribeca backs Latin American, Carribean filmmakers

17 projects will receive support from the American institute.

popcorn

Over-50 moviegoers make up one third of US cinema admissions

Revealing statistics unveiled during this week’s CinemaCon.

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Cannes reveals 2017 poster

This year’s festival poster depicts a dancing Claudia Cardinale.

Fleabag

Top TV execs to speak at Media Production show

Industry attending the event include the exec producers of Fleabag and Taboo’s production designer.

HFPA announces full 2017-18 Golden Globes timetable

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce nominations on December 11.

John Fithian

CinemaCon: Theatre trade group chief predicts first billion-dollar March

National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) head lauds box office, warns against protectionist economic policy, hails diverse audiences and Millennial film-goers.

Jessica Chastain

CinemaCon: STX plots Eddie Murphy, Elton John animations

Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which STX has now dated for May 10, 2019.

Suburbicon

CinemaCon: Paramount teases 'Downsizing', 'Annihilation', 'Suburbicon', 'Transformers 5'

Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.

CinemaCon

CinemaCon: Paramount executives trumpet new content philosophy

In a brash and at times captivating presentation, studio top brass – without incoming chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos – used their Tuesday afternoon slot to broadcast the new emphasis on brand synergy.

Wreck_It_Ralph

CinemaCon: Disney presentation reveals title of 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel

Newly titled Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to open March 9, 2018.

the young karl marx

The Orchard acquires 'The Young Karl Marx'

Distributor plots theatrical release for autumn. Separately, FilmRise acquires Marjorie Prime, Gravitas Ventures takes California Typewriter, Oscilloscope picks up Polina and Summer 1993, and Paladin and Electric Entertainment acquire The Drowning.

Cuckoo

Barclays reveals £100m UK TV fund

Cashflow fund to compensate for staggered SVoD deals; Roughcut Television among clients.

ibiza

Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony team on 'Ibiza87'

TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

Justice League

'Justice League', 'Aquaman' VR experiences being developed by IMAX, Warner Bros

Companies strike deal to produce VR content for tentpole titles.  

Admiral

Netherlands Film Fund backs 21 projects in latest funding round

Beneficiaries include team behind children’s fantasy film Admiral.

Speed

Filming begins on 'Speed', the first Chinese TV drama to shoot in Australia

$2.5m production underway in Adelaide and surrounding area.

Berlin Station

'Berlin Station' starring Richard Armitage heads to Europe

Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.

John Zeng

CinemaCon: Wanda exec on how Hollywood can succeed in China

Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos to run Paramount Pictures

Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.

Andrew Cripps

CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps urges industry to share data

President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office “continues to drive the train.”

Blade Runner 2049

CinemaCon: 'Netflix my ass' - Sony chief teases 'Blade Runner 2049'

Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.

MGM, Annapurna strike output deal

Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.

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CinemaCon: Experts address audience engagement best practices

Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.

Barry Jenkins

Amazon developing 'The Underground Railroad' with Barry Jenkins

Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.

training

Tiger Aspect, Objective sign up for return-to-work scheme for parents

EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.

Whitney Can I Be Me

Whitney Houston doc 'Can I Be Me' gets UK deal

EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.

Guachicolero

Mexican crime drama 'Guachicolero' begins shoot

EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.

My Life As A Courgette

'My Life As A Courgette' wins top prize at Swiss Film Awards

The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.

Miles Teller

Miles Teller boards Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old To Die Young'

Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.