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'Kung Fu Panda 3' rules North America on $41.3m

31-Jan-2016 | By

FEBRUARY 1 UPDATE: The third instalment of DreamWorks Animation’s family franchise opened top of the chats but scored the lowest debut in the series as overall box office for the top 12 climbed 25% on last week.

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'The Force Awakens' sets $200m IMAX record

26-Jan-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Force Awakens is now the second-highest grossing IMAX release of all time.

'The Revenant' storms ahead in US on $16m

24-Jan-2016 | By

Fox/New Regency’s revenge drama reached to the top of the North American charts in its fifth weekend as Winter Storm Jonas ravaged the East Coast and according to some estimates knocked off 10% of potential overall earnings.

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'Ride Along 2' cruises to US title on $41.6m

17-Jan-2016 | By

JAN 18 UPDATE: Universal’s comedy sequel opened at number one and dethroned Star Wars: The Force Awakens after five sessions at the top.

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'The Force Awakens', 'Sherlock' enter top five in China Video

12-Jan-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Foreign titles re-entered the weekly chart after the blackout as Star Wars and Sherlock claimed top and third spot, respectively.

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'The Force Awakens' first to cross $800m in North America

10-Jan-2016 | By

JANUARY 11 UPDATE: A confirmed $42.4m fourth weekend propelled Star Wars: The Force Awakens to $812.7m as the worldwide tally reached $1.73bn.

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'Force Awakens' targets #2 all-time global rank

7-Jan-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens could soar as high as $2.25bn worldwide to finish behind Avatar in the all-time pantheon, according to a former high-ranking studio executive.

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'Force Awakens' tops US all-time chart

6-Jan-2016 | By

JANUARY 7 UPDATE: The latest accolade for Disney/ Lucasfilm’s behemoth arrived on Wednesday as it overtook the five-year record of Avatar to become the biggest film ever at the North American box office on $764.4m.

Disney grossed $5.85bn in 2015

5-Jan-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Studios announced its record-breaking calendar year results as combined grosses for all releases amounted to $5.845bn – the second biggest score ever behind Universal’s $6.88bn from last year.

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'Force Awakens' Disney's biggest North American release

1-Jan-2016 | By

JAN 1 UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – already Disney’s biggest film in North America since Thursday – is on the cusp of being crowned the biggest release of 2015.

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US box office hits $11bn in 2015

27-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 29 UPDATE: Combined grosses reached $11bn in North America on Tuesday according to Rentrak, powered by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World. This was the first time Hollywood achieved the feat – at least when unadjusted for inflation.

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'Force Awakens' adds $149.2m in record North America session

27-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 28 UPDATE: A further confirmed $149.2m boosted Disney-Lucasfilms’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens past the half-billion mark in a huge Christmas weekend session and destroyed the second-weekend record of $106.6m set by Jurassic World back in the summer.

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'The Force Awakens' targets $1bn by Sunday

23-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 25 UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens used an estimated $47.6m global take on Thursday as the space opera reached $813.5m worldwide.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets $248m US record

20-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 21 UPDATE: Buena Vista unwrapped a holiday season treat for fans and studio executives alike as JJ Abrams’ sci-fi spectacular stormed to the top of the North American record books.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' eyes box office history

15-Dec-2015 | By

Disney-LucasFilm could be about to rewrite the box office record books with a North American debut that insiders say could reach $220m.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

'Mockingjay 2' holds on to US crown with $11.4m

13-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 14 UPDATE: In a tight contest with new arrival In The Heart Of The Sea, Lionsgate’s enduring champion The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 retained the title by the slimmest of margins.

'Mockingjay 2' stays top in US on $19m

6-Dec-2015 | By

DECEMBER 7 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s YA adaptation held on to number one for the third consecutive weekend and climbed to a confirmed $227.4m while Universal’s Krampus arrived in second place on $16.3m.

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'Mockingjay 2' tops Thanksgiving weekend on $52m

29-Nov-2015 | By

NOV 30 UPDATE: The Hunger Games finale held on to its number one berth over the North American holiday weekend to ensure that a Lionsgate or Lionsgate-Summit film has held the spot over the same period for the past five years.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' rules North America on $103m

22-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 23 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 rounded out the YA franchise to ensure all four in the series opened on more than $100m in North America.

'Spectre' stays top in North America on $34m

15-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE: Sony, MGM and EON Productions’ spy thriller held on to top berth as the running total climbed to $130.7m after two sessions, while Universal launched Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea in a lacklustre limited debut.


'Spectre' rules North America on $70m

8-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 9 UPDATE: A stirring debut saw the EON Productions, MGM and Sony’s James Bond saga take the box office by storm on an estimated $70m as Fox’s The Peanut’s Movie had to settle for second on a commendable $44m.

The Martian

'The Martian' orbits $11.7m, openers lost in space

1-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 2 UPDATE: In the lowest top 12 weekend of the year-to-date, Fox’s juggernaut continued to steam towards a North American high-water mark for director Ridley Scott as the space adventure grossed $11.7m for $183.1m.

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'The Martian' back on top in North America on $15.7m

25-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: Fox’s adventure hit prospered while others misfired, reclaiming pole position on an confirmed $15.7m to boost the running total to $166.2m.


'Goosebumps' stirs up US on $23.5m

18-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: A solid debut for Sony saw the Jack Black family comedy open top on a confirmed $23.6m from 3,501 theatres as Bridge Of Spies and Crimson Peak came in second and third, respectively.

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Netflix's 'Beasts' opens in US theatres on $51,003

18-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: The streaming giant’s first original film Beasts Of No Nation starring Idris Elba and Abraham Atta ventured into 31 theatres at the weekend, grossing a confirmed $51,003 from Landmark venues.


'Pan' fried as 'The Martian' holds US box office

11-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Warner Bros’ Pan struggled to get off the ground at the US box office this weekend while Fox’s The Martian dropped only 32% from its debut.

Inside Out

Disney passes $4bn global box office; 'Toy Story 4' pushed to 2018

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

After reaching the milestone earlier than ever before this year, the studio also revealed release dates for Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2, while Toy Story 4 has been pushed back a year.

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'The Martian' rockets to top of North American box office on $55m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

UPDATE: Fox’s The Martian shot straight to the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening with a confirmed gross of $54.3m from 3,831 theatres.

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' in US September record

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: Sony’s animation sequel featuring lead voice work by Adam Sandler ruled the kingdom on a confirmed $48.5m and overtook its 2012 predecessor to register the biggest September launch.

'Scorch Trials' rules US on $30.3m

20-Sep-2015 | By

The opening weekend of the Maze Runner sequel is roughly on a par even when adjusted for inflation with the Fox original’s $32.5m number one opening weekend exactly one year ago.

The Visit

'The Perfect Guy' edges 'The Visit' in US box office race

13-Sep-2015 | By

The Screen Gems thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut claimed the North American box office crown at the weekend thanks to a $26.7m estimated debut from 2,221 theatres.

Summer box office is second biggest in history

8-Sep-2015 | By

Jurassic World and Avengers: Age Of Ultron led the way as North American releases generated $4.48bn from May 1 to September 7.

War Room

'War Room' closes US summer season on $12.6m

6-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 7 UPDATE: The Christian drama climbed to the top of the charts as a dismal Labor Day weekend concluded the fifth biggest blockbuster season on record. Studios will report four-day numbers on Monday.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' stays top in US on $13.1m

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: With no real pretenders to usurp it, Universal’s Straight Outta Compton held on to top berth for the third consecutive weekend and climbed to $134m.

Universal sets North American box office record

26-Aug-2015 | By

The studio continued to sweep aside all before it on Wednesday as executives announced an industry-high $2.113bn with four months still to go.

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'Compton' extends US rule on $26.4m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: Universal’s NWA biopic held on to top berth in its second weekend as an estimated $26.4m boosted the running total to an impressive $111.1m.

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'Compton' soars to $60.2m on US debut

16-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 17 UPDATE: The year when Universal Pictures can seemingly do no wrong continued as the NWA biopic brushed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation aside. Warner Bros’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E. flopped in third place.


'Rogue Nation' tops US on $28.5m

9-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: The Tom Cruise roadshow rolled on with gusto as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stayed top in its second weekend on a confirmed $28.5m that propelled the Paramount-Skydance film’s running total to $107.8m.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

'Dragon Ball Z' scores US opening day hit

6-Aug-2015 | By

FUNimation Entertainment announced a mighty opening night for the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

'Rogue Nation' tops US on $55.5m

2-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: Tom Cruise returned to pole position at the North American box office and bucked the trend of diminishing debuts for the last two episodes in the spy franchise, playing his part in helping 2015 box office stay 8.1% ahead of last year by the same stage.


'Ant-Man' stays top in North America on $25m

26-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 27: Marvel Studios’ latest slice of superhero action held on to its top bunk over the weekend to beat Sony’s new arrival Pixels in a photo finish.

'Inside Out' crosses $500m at global box office

23-Jul-2015 | By

The Disney-Pixar hit became on Tuesday the eighth consecutive Pixar film to reach the milestone and its 11th overall.

‘Ant-Man’ swarms over US box office on $57m

19-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 20 UPDATE: The final film of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted top in North America as Universal comedy Trainwreck arrived at number three on $30.1m.


‘Minions’ leaps to top of US on $115.2m

12-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal bandwagon rolled on as Minions - its Despicable Me spin-off with Illumination Entertainment - delivered the second biggest animated launch ever at the North American box office.

‘Jurassic World’ crosses $500m in US

28-Jun-2015 | By

UPDATED JUNE 29: Universal’s global smash held on to pole position in its third weekend and used a confirmed $54.5m to become the fifth film to cross the half-billion mark.

Uni soars past $3.8bn box office

23-Jun-2015 | By

Worldwide tickets sales for the year-to-date reached a new high for the studio of $3.819bn on Monday.

‘Jurassic World’ rules North America on $106.6m

21-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 22 UPDATE: A monster North American session saw Universal-Legendary’s smash produce the second biggest second weekend ever to reach $402.8m, while Inside Out scored the biggest opening for an original property on $90.4m.

‘Jurassic World’ scores $208.8m in North America

14-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 15 UPDATE: An extraordinary weekend for Universal Pictures saw the revival of Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure franchise confirmed on Monday as the highest North American release in industry history.

'Jurassic World' spurs two Uni records

14-Jun-2015 | By

An explosive start for the dinosaur romp has resulted in a box office trifecta for the studio as its films crossed $1bn in North America and $3bn worldwide in industry record time following last week’s $2bn international feat.


'Spy' tops North America on $29m

7-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 8 UPDATE: A confirmed $29.1m debut for Fox’s Melissa McCarthy action comedy was enough to consign San Andreas to second place as Entourage failed to ignite in fourth place.



Morris From America

Visit Films boards six for EFM

EXCLUSIVE: Buoyed by a fresh North American deal for Sundance hit Morris From America, Ryan Kampe jets into Berlin with a bevy of buzzy festival titles set to receive their market premieres.

Potsdamer Platz

Kimberly Fox to launch MadRiver sales arm

Megan Ellison’s sales chief is joining Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures as a partner and will launch the international sales arm in Berlin.

Lionsgate International to start EFM sales on 'Hood'

Patrick Wachsberger and his team will commence pre-sales in Berlin on the action adventure starring Jamie Foxx and Taron Egerton about a Crusader and a Moorish warrior who lead the fight against a corrupt English town.

Radio Dreams

'Radio Dreams' wins Rotterdam's Tiger Award

Other winners included Bodkin Ras, Land Of Mine and Embrace Of The Serpent.

Maria Bello

AMBI goes 'In Search Of Fellini'

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the EFM, AMBI Distribution led by Julie Sultan has secured worldwide rights to the coming-of-age adventure starring Maria Bello.

EFM projects to include Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin

The EFM dance card is filling up as Sierra/Affinity announced it will launch sales on the Ethan Hawke assassin thriller 24 Hours To Live, while Foresight Unlimited arrives with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore as illicit lovers in the drama Blind.