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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' crosses $300m overseas (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off lands top in China and Japan with $41m and $15.6m, respectively.

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 Andreas Wiseman

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 Tom Grater

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 Tom Grater

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 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.

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Female film-makers donned sausage costumes to protest gender disparity in the Australian industry.

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Kaleidoscope buys distributor Platform Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor buys slate and catalogue with more than 500 titles; predicts “doubled market share”.

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DCM takes over Everyman Cinemas contract from Pearl & Dean

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IM Global, TMP launch unscripted division

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2017 Oscar doc shortlist announced

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features.

Broken – The Women's Prison At Hoheneck

Sundance Film Festival announces short film selections

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A24 lines up 'Moonlight' international releases

A24’s awards season frontrunner will roll out internationally in theatres in the early stages of 2017.

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Irish outfit Showtime secures funding from China's Alibaba

Reported $1.3m investment will see the company developing products specifically for the Chinese market.

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Mario Van Peebles series 'Superstition' gets Syfy order

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'Game Of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

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Ten projects shortlisted for Film Wales' Cinematic scheme

EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Linstrum and Keri Collins movies shortlisted for development and production scheme.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller among Signature acquisitions

Aftermath and Bryan Cranston drama Wakefield among latest pick-ups.

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Screen December 2 2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on leading contenders for directing and screenwriting nominations this awards season.

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BFI, Aardman reveal £1m Development Lab for three animation features

EXCLUSIVE: Three teams selected for Lab from more than 100 applicants.

Caspar Lee

'Jet Trash' producers enlist Youtube star Caspar Lee

EXCLUSIVE: Caspar Lee hired by UK producers as part of a marketing drive to entice younger audiences.

Tango 2

Bertolucci responds to 'Last Tango' rape scene outrage

Director releases statement to Italian press: “I would like, for the last time, to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding.”

Charlie Hunnam

US Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere. 

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

The talk show host gets his first call-up as host of the awards season finale.

Call Me By Your Name

Sundance 2017 unveils Premieres, Midnight, short-form and more

Grace Is Gone director Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James will close the festival in Park City.

Last Tango In Paris

Hollywood stars outraged by Bertolucci rape scene confession

Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson react with disgust to director’s Last Tango In Paris comments.

BUgsy

Alan Parker: 'Bugsy Malone' financier Rank was a "disgrace"

Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.

Moonlight

LA Film Critics name 'Moonlight' best picture

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association added their endorsement on Sunday to A24’s critical and awards darling with four prizes as Manchester By The Sea ended the day empty-handed.

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BIFAs 2016: 'American Honey' triumphs over 'I, Daniel Blake'

Andrea Arnold’s epic travelogue won four awards including best independent British film.

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Andrea Arnold’s American Honey was the big winner on the night.

Singapore Film Festival winners revealed

White Sun wins key award at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival.

'The Goodbyes', 'Body Electric', 'Belzebuth' triumph at Ventana Sur

Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.

Paddington

Ventana Sur: AFCI workshop on how content can boost tourism

TV smash Game Of Thrones and global box office hit Paddington are textbook cases of how film commissions can exploit content to boost tourism, a workshop audience at the Buenos Aires market heard on Friday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange', 'Arrival' on Oscar VFX shortlist

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday announced the 20 films in contention for the visual effects category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Sherlock

'Sherlock' exec, BFI CEO among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Andrus Ansip

EU's Ansip: 80% of Euro movies only available in two countries

EC VP for the Digital Single Market defends principle of “territoriality” but also offers stark statistics during Brussels event.

Gunther H Oettinger

EU boss gives update on digital single market

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Producers also talk about “turning talent into industry” and learning from disruption in other sectors.

Taipei

Ellie Bamber, Justin Chon begin shoot on 'Taipei'

Shoot underway on Brooklyn and Taiwan-set drama from writer-director Jason Lester.

Brussels

FFA executive calls for new approaches to European film funding

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Moomins

Moomins Christmas film lined up for 2017 launch

Euro-produced family movie lined up for December 2017 release.

London Has Fallen

Weying launches outpost for international films

Gary Locke, former US ambassador to China, will advise joint venture between China’s Weying and Lead Capital general partner Johnny Hsu.

Moana

'Moana' soars to top of UK social media buzz charts

The Disney animation scored more social media buzz than Amma Asante race drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week.