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Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' becomes biggest musical ever in UK

24-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.

Fast And Furious 8

UK box office: 'Fast & Furious 8' races to top of chart

18-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Universal’s franchise triumphs again with $17.8m debut for latest entry.

Fast And Furious 8

Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

Boss Baby 3

UK box office: 'The Boss Baby' posts chart-topping $9.9m bow

10-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast becomes 14th-biggest film of all time.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' crosses £50m mark

3-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Boss Baby bosses previews; Power Rangers powers down; Free Fire off target.

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.

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Gender pay gap figures revealed.

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I, Daniel Blake

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Lover For A Day

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Spettacolo

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Musical drama takes place in contemporary multicultural Paris.

Immortals

Vine acquires Manchester Library

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'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' premiere cancelled after Vinod Khanna's death

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EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Habits tells the story of California’s Sisters of the Valley.

John Wick

Lionsgate expands output deal with Central Partnership in Russia

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A Prayer Before Dawn

Altitude picks up Joe Cole thriller 'A Prayer Before Dawn'

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Midnight Screenings title gets UK deal.

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EU set-top box ruling gives film industry boost against piracy

EU court declares that selling set-top boxes with piracy add-ons is illegal.

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LGBT thriller 'B&B' starring Paul McGann gets UK deal

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller directed by Trance writer Joe Ahearne and co-stars Tom Bateman and Sean Teale.

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'Silence Of The Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73

He also helmed Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate and Rachel Getting Married.

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HanWay Films handles international sales.

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David Puttnam calls for strong EU links and VPF wind-down

FDA president also calls for a senior indie distributor to be appointed to the BFI board.

Let the Sunshine In

First image: Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis' 'Let The Sunshine In'

English title for Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, set to open Directors’ Fortnight, also announced.

Baahubali The Conclusion

IMAX strikes five theatre agreement with India’s PVR

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set for release in IMAX on April 28.

Warriors Of The Dawn

M-Line picks up Fox's Korean production 'Warriors Of The Dawn'

Chung Yoon-chul’s war adventure stars Lee Jung-jae and Yeo Jin-gu.