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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.

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.

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Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins best picture at dramatic Oscars 2017

In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.

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Rose Garnett appointed director of BBC Films

BBC Films appoints Film4 executive to lead role.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers takes blame for Oscars mix-up

Accountancy firm release statement after chaotic finale to Academy Awards.

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Oscars 2017: Hollywood reacts to Warren Beatty best picture gaffe

The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.

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Oscars 2017: The most memorable speeches

How the winners reacted at this year’s uneventful Oscars.

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From Mahershala Ali to Janet Patterson - Screen runs through some of the buzz topics from last night’s Academy Awards.

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Bona Film Group signs 30-theatre deal with IMAX

Agreement makes Bona one of IMAX’s top five exhibitor partners in China.

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Miyazaki comes out of retirement for feature film

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirmed the news at a pre-Oscars event.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' wins Glasgow audience award

Indian drama was recently refused a release certificate in India due to its subject matter.

Kevin O'Connell

'Unluckiest Oscar nominee of all time' finally wins

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.

Little Boxes

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution picks up 'Little Boxes'

Cary Joji Fukunaga served as executive producer on the Tribeca 2016 premiere; La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz produced.

Asghar Farhadi

Oscars 2017: Dignified response to Donald Trump overshadowed by best picture gaffe

Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.

Moonlight

Oscars 2017: Full list of winners

Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.

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Oscars best picture gaffe sends Academy into tailspin

Top brass and show producers were left stunned when Sunday’s bungled climax added a notorious coda to what had been up until then a good-humoured and classy show.

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Bill Paxton: Hollywood reacts to actor's death

“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

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'Aliens' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

US actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins best feature at 2017 Spirit Awards

A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.

13 Hours

Academy strips sound mixer of nomination on eve of ceremony

Governors act on recommendation of sound branch executive committee.

Ritzy Brixton

Picturehouse stands firm over pay dispute despite further strike action Video

UK entertainment union Bectu is holding a protest in London today with striking Picturehouse staff.

Elle

'Elle', Isabelle Huppert among César Awards 2017 winners

France’s highest film awards were handed out at the 42nd annual ceremony in Paris on Friday [24].

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Buyers of Scorsese's 'Irishman' call potential Netflix deal “fake news”

The finance plan for Martin Scorsese’s mob story remains unclear.

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Oscar foreign-language nominees: ‘We refuse to think in terms of borders'

The six nominated directors in the best foreign-language Oscar category on Friday issued a stirring joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.

Bye Bye Germany

The Match Factory secures key deals across Berlin slate

EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  

Guardian Angel

First three projects approved for Finland's tax rebate

Finland now offerering 25% tax incentive for film and TV production.

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Matt Reeves confirmed to direct Ben Affleck in 'The Batman' Video

Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.

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'Logan' tops UK social media buzz

Superhero spin-off edges out John Wick and Hidden Figures to top weekly chart.

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China's Recon Holding acquires 51% of Millennium Films in $100m deal

The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.

Matt Ross

'Captain Fantastic' director Matt Ross signs up for sci-fi 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.

1945

Menemsha sets North American release for Berlinale premiere '1945'

EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to star in comedy 'Flarsky'

Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.

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COLCOA French Film Festival unveils French Classics programme

Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller joins 'The Catcher Was A Spy'

Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.

Toronto

Toronto to reduce line-up by 20%

City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.

Liam Neeson

Lionsgate sets Liam Neeson thriller 'The Commuter' for 2018

The action thriller financed by Studiocanal has moved back from its initial 2017 slot.

On Body And Soul

Growing Spanish buyer strikes for Berlin winner and Sundance hit 'God's Own Country'

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.

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Martin Scorsese criticises watching films at home, despite reported Netflix deal for 'The Irishman'

Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.

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Ymagis Group revenues up 13% in 2016

European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.

Das Boot

'Das Boot' sequel finds director

The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.

Final Portrait

eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.

Life

SXSW 2017 scores coup with closing night film

Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.