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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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Vue reveals 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' pre-sales

3-Dec-2015 | By Tom Grater

The chain has said the film will surpass its current pre-sales record before its release on Dec 17.

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

'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.

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