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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

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.

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.

'Spectre' sets UK box office record

1-Nov-2015 | By

Goldfinger will be turning in his grave. James Bond refuses to die as EON Productions, MGM and Sony announced on Sunday the James Bond release set a record seven-day launch in the UK.

Spectre

'Spectre' crosses $24m at UK box office

29-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Latest Bond mission continues to excel at the start of its run, as other films receive half term boost.

'Spectre' scores UK Tuesday record

28-Oct-2015 | By

James Bond has arrived in style in his homeland as Spectre grossed $9.2m via Sony from its first full day of action.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' retains UK lead

26-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s The Martian and Suffragette record slim drops, as Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the week’s highest new entry with non-final $2.25m (£1.47m), including previews.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' biggest event cinema opening of 2015

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

NT Live broadcast production around the world.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' tops UK chart

19-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

LFF opener Suffragette lands with non-final $4.5m (£2.93m) from seven days; Warner Bros’ Pan sails to $4.2m (£2.73m) from 506 sites, including previews.

The Martian

'The Martian' retains UK lead

12-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Sicario is the week’s highest new entry with $2.5m (£1.6m) as Legend becomes StudioCanal’s second biggest release ever with $25.7m (£16.75m).

The Martian

'The Martian' tops UK chart with $9.9m

5-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.

'Everest' holds UK lead; 'Legend', 'Inside Out' set records

28-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend becomes biggest British 18-rated film of all time, as Disney’s Inside Out becomes second biggest original animation.

Secret Cinema presents The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema audience tops 100,000 as 'Empire Strikes Back' event wraps

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production of Star Wars becomes biggest live immersive cinema production to date.

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Bleecker Street sets 'Anthropoid' release date

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ tops buzz chart

Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.

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Legendary acquires Dwayne Johnson vehicle 'Skyscraper'

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HBO’s Sheila Nevins to receive Sheffield Doc/Fest honour

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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

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Jan Švankmajer turns to Indiegogo for 'Insects'

The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.

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Creative Europe details $45m UK spend

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European Commission proposes Netflix, Amazon content quota

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New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

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Simon Pegg, Mike Myers join 'Terminal'

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