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Diana Lodderhose

  • United States - Launching Plymouth Rock

    28-Nov-2008

    New England needs a vitamin injection," says David Kirkpatrick, founder of Plymouth Rock Studios, a new digital film and television studio complex to be built in Massachusetts, the most populous state in the north-eastern region of the US.
  • Cinema Expo - 3D cinema in depth

    4-Jul-2008

    The big topic at this year's Cinema Expo was 3D cinema. As studios have started to throw their weight behind three-dimensional films, European exhibitors were encouraged to pick up the pace of 3D installation in cinemas in order to "save" the cinematic world.
  • International - Japanese romcom flies

    4-Jul-2008

    Japanese romantic comedy Boys Over Flowers: Final was the highest non-US entry in this weekend's chart, generating $9.5m in its home territory.
  • Japan's Boys Over Flowers is highest non-US opener

    2-Jul-2008

    Japanese romantic comedy Boys Over Flowers was the highest non-US entry in this weekend's international chart, generating $9.5m in its home territory. The top 40 international films generated $188.8m from 49,945 screens for the period of June 27-29.
  • Sony unveils first footage of new Bond film

    25-Jun-2008

    Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) showed 10 minutes of exclusive footage of Quantum Of Solace to delegates at this year's Cinema Expo.
  • Sony unveils first footage of new Bond film

    25-Jun-2008

    Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) showed 10 minutes of exclusive footage of Quantum Of Solace to delegates at this year's Cinema Expo.
  • Fox pulls in the stars to promote films at Cinema Expo

    25-Jun-2008

    Twentieth Century Fox drafted in major stars to support the reel presentations for exhibitors at this year's Cinema Expo in Amsterdam.
  • 3D can be 'saving voice' for cinema, claims Nielsen

    24-Jun-2008

    3D cinema is a 'three-legged stool operation', requiring co-operation from not only exhibitors and distributors, but consumers as well, delegates at Cinema Expo in Amsterdam were told.
  • 3D can be 'saving voice' for cinema, claims Nielsen

    24-Jun-2008

    3D cinema is a 'three-legged stool operation', requiring co-operation from not only exhibitors and distributors, but consumers as well, delegates at Cinema Expo in Amsterdam were told.
  • Cinema chain urges digital change at Cinema Expo

    24-Jun-2008

    Steve Knibbs, COO of Vue Cinemas, has urged distributors to start making more digital trailers alongside their digital films.
  • European Box Office Review

    20-Jun-2008

    While Sex And The City and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull battle it out with local super-hits for European box-office supremacy, the words 'recession', 'credit crunch' and 'weak dollar' are worrying the region's distributors and exhibitors.
  • In focus - Distribution - Start of a French affair

    20-Jun-2008

    According to Unifrance, France's film export body, French films account for an estimated 3 million admissions in the UK, an impressive 2% of the market. This was led by 2007's Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose, directed by Olivier Dahan, which took $3.3m in the territory, while Guillaume Canet's thriller Tell No One generated $2.3m.
  • International - Indian Summer Arrives

    20-Jun-2008

    Tamil film Dasavatharam was the highest non-US entry in the international chart, taking $4.6m from 11 territories in its opening weekend.
  • Iron Man and Indy push Paramount past $1bn

    16-Jun-2008

    Paramount Pictures International (PPI) hit the $1bn mark at the international box office on June 14, making it the first studio to reach the figure internationally this year.
  • International - Raj against the machine

    13-Jun-2008

    Indian film Sarkar Raj was this weekend's highest non-US entry in the international arena, taking $5.4m from 1,433 screens in 17 territories.
  • United Kingdom - C'est La Vie

    13-Jun-2008

    It has been more than eight months since Hugo Grumbar was promoted to president of distribution for Icon Film Distribution (IFD), and it is no secret he is enjoying the ride. Previously head of group marketing at IFD in London and a veteran of Capitol Films and Intermedia, Grumbar - who now reports to Los Angeles-based Icon Group CEO Mark Gooder - took the driver's seat as Icon was celebrating one of its best years.
  • Sarkar Raj, Magic Hour start strong at international box-office

    11-Jun-2008

    Indian film Sarkar Raj was this weekend's highest non-US entry in the international arena, taking $5.4m from 1,433 screens in 17 territories.The top 40 international films generated $171.2m from 42,947 screens for the period of June 6-8. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.The Indian thriller is one of 17 films that managed to cross the $1m mark this ...
  • The Caregiver, Il Divo among international box-office hits

    4-Jun-2008

    Filipino film The Caregiver proved a sensational local hit this weekend with a whopping $20,616 screen average in its first weekend, the highest by a long run over the three-day period. The top 40 international films generated $181.9m across 42,426 screens for the period of May 30-June 1. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.The Caregiver, ...
  • International - Cannes hits home

    30-May-2008

    While Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull clearly took the international crown this weekend, representing a whopping 65% of the top 40 revenue, a couple of Cannes competition films fared well in their home territories, each passing the $1m mark.
  • Sex And The City beats Indy first-day average at UK box office

    29-May-2008

    Sex And The City had a stellar opening in the UK yesterday, taking $4.1m (£2.1m) across 453 sites on its first day.The film, which saw crowds of female fans waiting in long queues outside of London cinemas to get a first glimpse of the anticipated film, enjoyed a $9,004 (£4,563) screen average, beating out Indiana Jones' first day screen average last week of $8,114 (£4,119). Indy's first day takings took $4.4m (£2.2m) from 534 sites last Thursday ...
  • Cannes hit Gomorrah crosses $8m in Italy

    28-May-2008

    While Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull clearly took the international crown this weekend, representing a whopping 65% of the top 40 revenue, a couple of Cannes competition films fared well in their home territories, each passing the $1m mark.The top 40 international films generated $225.5m across 41,367 screens for the period from May 23-25. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • International - Building up sticks

    16-May-2008

    The global summer season may have just kicked off with Iron Man, but one big film has been warming up the French box office since its release in February. Pathe's Welcome To The Sticks (Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis) took $40.2m on its first week on release on February 27, 465% higher than Iron Man's opening week in the territory ($8m) this month.
  • International - Iron Man shows its mettle

    9-May-2008

    While Iron Man kick-started the summer season with a bang after taking nearly $100m across 56 territories in its opening weekend, a slew of Japanese films still accounted for 7.7% of the total revenue of international films.
  • Toho, Toeiboost Japanese films at international box office

    7-May-2008

    While Iron Man kick-started the summer season with a tremendous bang after taking nearly $100m across 56 territories in its opening weekend, a slew of Japanese films still managed to account for 7.7% of the total revenue of international films.The top 39 films generated $183.5m from 37,648 screens for the period of May 2-4, with Paramount's Iron Man accounting for 53.7% of the total weekend revenue. For the full international chart compiled by Len Klady, ...
  • Premieres from Vito Rocco and John Maybury top Edinburgh line-up

    7-May-2008

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced its full line-up, including the world premiere ofVito Rocco's Faintheart at the closing night gala on June 29.
  • International - Kingdom leaps to top

    2-May-2008

    Martial-arts adventure The Forbidden Kingdom came up trumps this weekend with a $16.8m take from 10 territories, making it this weekend's number one international film.
  • Forbidden Kingdom kicks into top international spot on Screen's chart

    30-Apr-2008

    Martial arts adventure The Forbidden Kingdom came up trumps this weekend with a $16.8m take from 10 territories, making it this weekend's number one international film. The top 40 international films generated $104.2m across 36,933 screens from the period of April 25-27.For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.The Chinese-US co-production expanded ...
  • International - Mangas draw audience

    25-Apr-2008

    Japanese animated sequels came up trumps this weekend with two entries from Toho entering the top 15 and generating a combined $6.5m in their home territory.
  • Moxie Makers shortlists eight projects for $500,000 prize

    23-Apr-2008

    The Big Pitch, a new competition from UK-based micro studio Moxie Makers, has short listed eight projects to compete for a feature film production prize worth up to $500,000 (£250,000).
  • Japan rides high at international box office, led by Detective Conan

    23-Apr-2008

    Japanese animated sequels came up trumps this weekend with two entries from Toho entering the top 15 and generating a combined $6.5m in their home territory. The top 40 international films generated $110.9m across 38,186 screens for the period of April 18-20.For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Detective Conan: Full Score Of Fear ...
  • UK's FDA launches one-minute summer cinema trailer

    18-Apr-2008

    Summer admissions in the UK have increased steadily in the past five years, with 2007 up 27% from 2003, and are expected to continue to increase according to the Film Distributors Association (FDA). According to a survey from the trade body, more than two-thirds of UK adults citied summer movie releases as one of the most exciting things to look forward to in the summer season, trailing behind holidays and barbeques. 81% of the survey participants agreed that summer is the ...
  • International - Krazzy for Bollywood

    18-Apr-2008

    Eros International had an impressive weekend as two new Indian films became the highest non-US entrants in the international top 40, with a combined total of $4.6m.
  • Sticks stays strong for Pathe; Son Of Rambow nears $5m in UK for Optimum

    16-Apr-2008

    Eros International had an impressive weekend as two new Indian films made represented the highest non-US entrants in the international top 40, with a combined total of $4.6m. The top 40 international films generated $111.3m across 39,818 screens for the period of April 11-13. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Krazzy 4, the highest entry from Eros, ...
  • BFI London IMAX sets record with U2 3D

    11-Apr-2008

    U2 3D's run at the British Film Institute's London IMAX has proven a triumph, as the venue has become the highest grossing cinema in the world for the concert movie.
  • French comedies dominate international weekend

    9-Apr-2008

    French cinema enjoyed yet another impressive weekend in the international arena as two comedies accounted for 12.7% of the international top 40 revenue. New entry Disco was the highest entry in the chart this weekend, coming in at number two with an $8.7m take from Belgium, France and Switzerland. The film, which stars Emmanuelle Beart and Gerard Depardieu, enjoyed an impressive $10,080 screen average from 861 screens. It is the ninth ...
  • CASE STUDY: St Trinian's

    27-Mar-2008

    Ealing Studios' resurrection of the popular 1950s and 1960s St Trinian's film franchise is proving to be one of the shining lights at the UK box office.
  • Ealing plans sequel to box-office hit St Trinian's

    26-Mar-2008

    Ealing Studios is planning a sequel to its hit St Trinian's film. Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, who worked on the 2007 project, are writing the sequel script now.
  • Coming Attractions

    21-Mar-2008

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  • International - Making waves

    21-Mar-2008

    Germany's Die Welle was the highest non-US entry in the international top 40 this weekend with $3.5m, falling just shy of the top 10.
  • The Brit Pack beats box-office blues

    21-Mar-2008

    While most of Europe reported a downturn in ticket sales in 2007, the UK (along with Italy and the Czech Republic) bucked the trend. British cinema-goers generated nearly $1.8bn (£904.9m) in ticket sales last year, up 8% from 2006, while admissions rose 3.7% to 162.4 million.
  • High school Die Welle opens strong for Constantin with $3.5m

    19-Mar-2008

    Germany's Die Welle was the highest non-US entry into the international top 40 this weekend with a $3.5m take, falling just shy of the top 10.
  • French hit Ch'tis to run at London's Cine Lumiere

    19-Mar-2008

    Pathe UK is releasing French hit Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis exclusively at London's Cine Lumiere from April 1-24.The comedy, which has clocked up a mammoth $103.5m after three weeks on release, proved a surprise hit at the French box office after taking more than 5m admissions in its first week alone. In its exclusive UK release, Ch'tis will screen more than 30 times in an English sub-titled version.The film follows the misadventures ...
  • International - A French Collection

    14-Mar-2008

    French comedy Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis enjoyed its second weekend at number one, taking an impressive $29.8m from three territories while keeping new entry 10,000 BC at bay.
  • United Kingdom - Political Animal

    14-Mar-2008

    Cinema is about telling human stories and the politics need to be in the back." Those words may come as a surprise from Salford-born director Pete Travis, whose last two feature films are powerful political dramas.In 2004, his debut feature, Omagh, followed a family in the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing in Northern Ireland. The film received high critical acclaim and scooped a Bafta TV award for best drama (it was not released theatrically in the UK) and won best ...
  • Grande, Grosso makes highest non-US entry in international chart

    12-Mar-2008

    French comedy Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis enjoyed its second weekend at number one in Screen's International Box Office chart, taking an impressive $29.8m from three territories while keeping new entry 10,000 B.C. at bay. The top 40 international films generated $181.2m from 44,130 screens for the period of March 7-9.For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • International - France plays joker

    7-Mar-2008

    French films accounted for nearly a quarter of the international top 40 revenue this weekend, spearheaded by a whopping $32.5m opening from top film Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis.
  • French films, led by Ch'Tis, lead the international box office

    5-Mar-2008

    French films accounted for nearly a quarter of the international top 40 revenue this weekend, spearheaded by a whopping $32.5m opening from top film Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis.The top 40 films generated $188.5m from 45,384 screens for the period of February 29-March 2. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Ch'Tis, released ...
  • International - Turkey struts in

    29-Feb-2008

    Turkish film Recep Ivedik was the surprise big hitter in the international arena this weekend, generating $5.1m from just 230 screens in its home territory and catapulting it into the top 10.
  • United Kingdom - Shot In The Dark

    29-Feb-2008

    Mark Tonderai says the biggest thing he learned when shooting his directorial feature debut Hush was to "never, ever shoot at night unless you absolutely have to".
  • Recep Ivedik leaps into top 10 with $5.1m take

    27-Feb-2008

    Turkish film Recep Ivedik was the surprise big-hitter in the international arena this weekend, generating $5.1m from just 230 screens in its home territory and catapulting it into the top 10. The top 40 films generated $166m from 48,087 screens from the period of February 22-24. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • Rambo's UK box office down due to Odeon snub

    26-Feb-2008

    Feathers were ruffled at the UK box office this past weekend, in the aftermath of Odeon's decision to drop Rambo which significantly dented the film's takings.
  • International - Jumper hops to top

    22-Feb-2008

    With Doug Liman's Jumper in at number one, India's Jodhaa Akbar was the highest non-US entry in this weekend's international top 40, generating $8.1m from 15 territories. The 16th-century love story, starring Aishwarya Rai, catapulted to number four in the chart and played on 1,105 screens for a $7,305 screen average. It grossed $713,866 from just 15 screens in the UK, putting it in the UK top 10 with a $15,519 screen average. The film also took $142,338 from 15 screens ...
  • Jodhaa Akbar scores biggest non-US opening in Screen chart

    20-Feb-2008

    India's Jodhaa Akbar was the highest non-US entry into this weekend's international top 40, generating $8.1m from 15 territories.
  • International - The winning Gaul

    15-Feb-2008

    Asterix At The Olympic Games won the gold medal again this weekend, generating $24.5m after expanding in six territories. Pathe's family film opened at number one in Spain, where it took $2.7m, beating rival openers No Country For Old Men (starring local favourite Javier Bardem) and 30 Days Of Night. It opened at number two in Italy, where it garnered $1.8m, falling just behind local romantic drama Quiet Chaos which grossed $2.2m in the territory.
  • Asterix tops Screen international chart

    14-Feb-2008

    Asterix At The Olympic Games won the gold medal again this weekend, generating a dynamite $24.5m after expanding in six territories. The top-40 films generated $192.4m across 43,382 screens from the period of February 8-10.For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Pathe's latest instalment of the Asterix franchise opened number one in Spain, where it took $2.7m, beating out rival openers No ...
  • Atonement takes best film BAFTA but Cotillard steals show

    10-Feb-2008

    BAFTA spread its awards widely this year with French film La Vie En Rose the surprise show-stealer with four wins.
  • International - Asterix the champion

    8-Feb-2008

    France's Asterix At The Olympic Games won first place in the international arena by a long run this weekend as the family film enjoyed a mammoth $38.3m take and accounted for 20.8% of the top 40 revenue.
  • Asterix, CJ7 among hot debuts in Screen's International Chart

    6-Feb-2008

    France's Asterix At The Olympic Games was king of the international arena by a long run this weekend as the family film enjoyed a mammoth $38.3m take and accounted for 20.8% of the top 40 revenue. The top 40 films generated $184.2m across 42,853 screens for the period of February 1-3. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • Exhibition in wave of global consolidation

    31-Jan-2008

    Consolidation in the exhibition sector is expected to continue on a global scale with the imminent changeover to digital projection marginalising opportunities for medium-sized operators, Dodona Research predicts.
  • Russia's Very Best Film dominates international chart

    30-Jan-2008

    Russian comedy The Very Best Film (Samiy Luchshiy Film) claimed the international crown this weekend with a mammoth $17.8m opening weekend in two territories, accounting for 9% of the international top 40 revenue.
  • Very Best Film scores very best opening in Russia

    29-Jan-2008

    Russian comedy The Very Best Film (Samiy Luchshiy Film) smashed box office records in its home territory with a whopping $16.5m opening weekend - the biggest ever opening for a film in the country.
  • United Kingdom - Moxie Mania

    25-Jan-2008

    Since she founded Newcastle-based production company Ipso Facto Films 15 years ago, Christine Alderson has had a successful track record producing 11 independent features and more than 50 shorts and documentaries, including recent European Film Award nominee Irina Palm and Sue Heel's School For Seduction. Now, Alderson is creating a scheme to support low-budget films and new talent in the UK.
  • International - New Year Blues

    11-Jan-2008

    An absence of big-hitting new releases explains the 22.2% week-on-week drop in the international top 40 this weekend, with all four new entrants failing to enter the top 30.
  • International box office drops 22% week on week with few openers

    9-Jan-2008

    An absence of heavy-hitting new releases could be attributable to the 22.2% week-on-week drop in the international top 40 this weekend, with the only four new entrants all failing to enter the top 30. The top 40 international films generated $208.8m from 49,452 screens for the period of January 4-6. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Russian ...
  • UK breaks box-office records in stellar 2007

    6-Jan-2008

    The UK enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2007 with total box-office takings at $1.7bn (£904m), according to Nielsen EDI -the highest total since records began and up 8% from 2006
  • International - Leading the charge

    4-Jan-2008

    German film Keinohrhasen was this weekend's highest non-US performer in the international top 40, generating a robust $7.6m over the three-day period.
  • Keinohrhasen leads non-US films in Screen international chart

    3-Jan-2008

    German film Keinohrhasen was this weekend's highest non-US performer in the international top 40, generating a robust $7.6m over the three-day period.
  • International - UPI builds up a global village

    21-Dec-2007

    David Kosse is now celebrating a full year as president of Universal Pictures International (UPI), and he will tell you it has been a challenging ride.
  • International - Warlords on the rise

    21-Dec-2007

    Chinese heavy-hitter The Warlords was this weekend's highest non-US entry to the international chart, helping boost the top 40 revenue by 17.3% week-on-week.
  • International box office up 17% on last week boosted by Warlords

    19-Dec-2007

    Chinese heavy-hitter The Warlords was this weekend's highest non-US entry to the international chart, helping boost the top 40 revenue by 17.3% week-on-week.
  • Even guided by Compass, UKbox office down 8.3% from 2006

    18-Dec-2007

    Entertainment Film Distributors' The Golden Compass led the running in the UK for the second weekend in a row with a $6m (£3m) take across 509 sites.
  • France makes headway in international chart with L'Auberge, Luke

    12-Dec-2007

    While The Golden Compass was largely accountable for the 14.5% week-on-week increase in the international top 40, two new entries from France made their presence known taking a collective $4.3m.
  • Box Office Focus: Fred Claus stays strong in UK against mighty Compass

    11-Dec-2007

    Holdover titles in the UK generally suffered steep drops at the box office this weekend as The Golden Compass accounted for nearly 60% of the top 20 revenue this weekend.The fantasy adventure, released through Entertainment Film Distributors, enjoyed an $11.6m (£5.7m) three-day take from 507 sites for a whopping $22,937 (£11,251) site average. The film has generated $14.8m since opening on Wednesday (Dec 5) and marks the seventh highest opening of 2007 in the UK, including ...
  • International - Nessun dorma

    7-Dec-2007

    Italy's box office may typically be dormant during summer months but it is making up for it now as three titles generated nearly $7m this weekend, accounting for 5.5% of the international top 40's revenue.
  • United Kingdom - Outfoxing the Competition

    7-Dec-2007

    "Sometimes I feel like a conductor in an orchestra," says Elizabeth Kesses, UK marketing director at Twentieth Century Fox. While she is not holding a baton, Kesses does have the constant challenge of creating standout marketing initiatives for Fox titles in what she calls "the most cynical" market for film in the world.
  • Golden Compass takes nearly $2m on UK Wednesday opening

    6-Dec-2007

    Fantasy adventure The Golden Compass was off to a mighty start at the UK box office as it took nearly $2m (£1m) in its first day on release.The film, released through Entertainment Film Distributors, generated a robust $1.86m (£920,479) from 502 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on its opening day (Weds, Dec 5).This marks the third highest Wednesday opener in the territory for 2007 after Hot Fuzz, which opened Feb 14 with a $1.9m (£946,843) take ...
  • Northern Lights, Moxie launch new $500,000 production prize

    6-Dec-2007

    This year's Northern Lights Film Festival (NLFF) in Newcastle will serve as a platform for launching a new feature film production prize in the UK worth up to $500,000 (£250,000).The programme, dubbed The Big Pitch, is a new venture from micro studio Moxie Makers and will provide training and development for six producer/writer/director teams as they compete for the production finance prize. It is supported by Skillset.The winner will receive guaranteed production ...
  • Italy heats up as Beowulf leads international box-office chart

    5-Dec-2007

    Italian box office may typically be dormant during summer months but it's making up for it now as three titles generated nearly $7m this weekend, accounting for 5.5% of the international top 40's revenue.For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.New entry Winx Club: Il Segreto Del Regno Perdutocatapulted to number eight in the chart with a $3.2m ...
  • Fred Claus leads UK box office for Warner Bros

    4-Dec-2007

    Christmas season is in full swing as Fred Claus opens to number one in the UK box office, generating nearly $4m (£2m) in its first weekend. For the full UK/Ireland chart click here.The festive comedy, distributed by Warner Bros, took $3.9m (£1.9m) from 445 sites and enjoyed the highest site average in the top 20 at $8,986 (£4,353) per site. The film sees Vince Vaughn reunite ...
  • UTV scores Goal in 16 territories, while Beowulf keeps hold of top slot

    28-Nov-2007

    Indian distributor UTV Communications had an international hit this weekend with Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, which enjoyed a $3.5m take and was the highest non-US entry into the top 40 chart.For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.The film, which is the second feature from director Vivek Agnihotri, played across 583 screens in 16 territories for a $5,798 screen average. ...
  • Indian box office could rise 30% in next five years

    27-Nov-2007

    Increased investment in the Indian exhibition sector could see the territory's box office gross increase by 30% in the next five years, Dodona Research predicts.
  • Stardust re-enters top three at UK box office as total crosses $28m

    27-Nov-2007

    Universal Pictures International (UPI)'s drama American Gangster kept a firm hold of the number one position in the UK this weekend with a $3.7m (£1.8m) take across 416 sites.
  • International - Medusa bares its fangs

    23-Nov-2007

    Italian distributor Medusa Film made a solid imprint on the international top 40 this weekend with two films - Matrimonio Alle Bahamas and Come Tu Mi Vuoi - generating more than $7m and accounting for 5.2% of the chart's total revenue.
  • Medusa makes strides with Bahamas and Come Tu Mi Vuoi

    21-Nov-2007

    Italian distributor Medusa Film made a solid imprint on the international top 40 this weekend with two films - Matrimonio Alle Bahamas and Come Tu Mi Vuoi - generating more than $7m and accounting for 5.2% of the chart's total revenue. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.New entry Matrimonio Alle Bahamas opened to number eight ...
  • Brick Lane opens at number 10 as Gangster tops UK box office

    20-Nov-2007

    Ridley Scott's American Gangster beat CGI epic Beowulf to thetop slot in the UK this weekend, taking $5.3m (£2.6m) from 410 sites.
  • International - Indian winter

    16-Nov-2007

    Indian films came up blazing in this weekend's international top 40 with two films - Om Shanti Om and Saawariya - together taking $31.5m and accounting for more than 20% of the chart's total revenue.
  • Sales of New Zealand films up 76% over last year

    15-Nov-2007

    Sales of New Zealand films have shot up 76% in the past year and have generated a gross income of $5.43m, according to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).In its annual report, NZFC found that local films made commissions of $1.12m, up from $207,698 in 2005/06. NZFC-financed films saw international success with films like The World's Fasted Indian, which was seen by nearly a quarter of a million people in the UK and Japan alone.
  • Eros' Om Shanti Om tops Ratatouille in international chart

    14-Nov-2007

    Indian films came up blazing in this weekend's international top 40 with two films - Om Shanti Om and Saawariya - collectively taking $31.5m and accounting for more than 20% of the chart's total revenue. For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • Good Luck Chuck leads UK box office for Lionsgate UK

    13-Nov-2007

    Lionsgate's Good Luck Chuck stole the top slot in the UK box office chart this weekend with a $2.7m ($1.3m) take from 379 sites.For the full UK chart click here.The romantic comedy enjoyed a $7,225 (£3,473) site average in its opening weekend in the territory and stars popular US comedian Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. It is the directorial feature ...
  • UK co-productions fall from 42 to nine after tax changes

    13-Nov-2007

    As expected, changes in UK tax breaks have caused a sharp fall in UK co-productions. Changes in tax breaks caused UK co-productions to fall from 42 to nine in the first half of 2007 but a further 20 co-productions have been made in the third quarter, according to new statistics from the UK Film Council.
  • Japanese films take 9% of international box office

    7-Nov-2007

    A slew of Japanese films made a powerful dent in the international top 40 this weekend, collectively taking more than $13m and accounting for 8.9% of the chart's total revenue. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.Ensemble drama Always - Sunset On Third Street 2 was the highest new entry over the weekend, taking ...
  • 30 Days Of Night chomps into number two slot at UK box office

    6-Nov-2007

    Vampire film 30 Days Of Nightwas the highest new entry in the UK chart this weekend, coming in atnumber two for Icon with a $3.2m (£1.5m) take, including $818,269 (£391,852) ofpreviews. For the full UK chart click here. The horror film, released through Icon Film Distribution, played across385 ...
  • International - Lissi animates the tills

    2-Nov-2007

    Germany's animated adventure Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser was the highest non-US entry into the international top 40 this weekend, taking $6.9m from 905 screens across three territories.
  • German animation is highest entry to Screen's international chart

    31-Oct-2007

    Germany's animated adventure Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser was the highest non-US entry into the international top 40 this weekend, taking $6.9m from 905 screens across three territories.
  • School break and London Film Festival boost UK box office

    31-Oct-2007

    The UK's top 20 films were collectively up 15% compared to last weekend largely due to school half-term holidays and added awareness from the London Film Festival. Over the weekend, the top 20 generated $20.3m from 4,450 screens despite only four new entrants. For the full UK chart click here.Horror flick Saw IV came in at number two with a $5.1m (£2.3m) take from 393 screens for a $13,016 (£6,318) site average. Lionsgate's fourth instalment of the franchise ...
  • International box-office: Italy's SMS beats Resident Evil and Stardust

    17-Oct-2007

    Indian films made a significant dent in this weekend's international chart, taking more than $6.7m from 1,255 screens and accounting for 5.5% of the revenue from the top 40 films. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • Ratatouille dominates UK box-office as Resident Evil takes $2m

    16-Oct-2007

    Ratatouille dominated the UK chart this weekend with a hefty $9m take (£4.4m) from 503 sites in its opening weekend. Click here to see the chart.
  • Russian hit Apocalypse Code enters international top 10

    10-Oct-2007

    Russian action hit Apocalypse Code was the highest non-US entry into the international top 40 this weekend, taking $3.6m from 697 screens. For the full chart, compiled by Len Klady, click here.
  • Heartbreak Kid leads UK box office; Control opens strongly

    9-Oct-2007

    Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid took the top slot in the UK chart this weekend as it opened to $2.5m (£1.2m) from 409 sites for a healthy $6,171 (£3,043) site average. Click her to see chart.
  • Mackenzie's Hallam Foe wins Golden Hitchcock in Dinard

    8-Oct-2007

    Hallam Foe won the grand jury prize, the Golden Hitchcock, at the 18th Festival Du Film Britannique in Dinard, France.
  • Lust, Caution boasts highest screen average internationally

    3-Oct-2007

    French film 99 Francs was the highest new entry in this weekend's international chart as it generated $3.7m from 431 sites in three territories, putting it just within the top 10 in its opening weekend.
  • Fat Boy outruns new releases to lead fourth week at UK box office

    2-Oct-2007

    British comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run dominated the UK box office for the fourth weekend in a row, keeping a firm hold of the number one slot with a $2.01m (£988,788) take from 398 sites.
  • International - The Russians are coming

    28-Sep-2007

    Russian films made their mark this weekend as three titles from the territory collectively accounted for 4.7% of the international revenue from the top 40 films over the three-day period. Two new entries - Mongol and 12 - both made the top 30 this weekend while Day Watch, the follow-up to 2004's international vampire hit Night Watch, jumped back into the chart after 90 weeks on release.
  • Mongol and 12 drive Russian boom at international box office

    26-Sep-2007

    Russian films made their mark this weekend as three films from the territory collectively accounted for 4.7% of the international revenue from the top 40 films over the three-day period. (See Screen International's full International Box-Office Chart, compiled by Len Klady, here.)
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run tops UK box-office for third week

    25-Sep-2007

    David Schwimmer's directorial feature debut, Run, Fat Boy Run, topped our UK chart for a third weekend, taking $2.4m (£1.2m) from 401 sites for a $12.8m (£6.3m) total to date.The British comedy, which is released by Entertainment Film Distributors and stars local favourite Simon Pegg, fell by 22% this weekend and boasted a sturdy $6,083 (£3,008) site average.Universal Pictures International (UPI) saw Atonement maintain steady progress - the romantic ...
  • International - Korea ambitions

    21-Sep-2007

    Three Korean films made a big impact on the international chart this weekend, and their collective total accounted for 5.4% of the international revenue from the top 40 films over the three-day period.
  • Korean trio makes splash in Screen International chart

    19-Sep-2007

    Korean films made a big impact on the international chart this weekend together accounting for 5.4% of the international revenue from the top-40 films over the three-day period.
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run strolls to second UK chart-topping weekend

    19-Sep-2007

    Run, Fat Boy, Run topped the UK chart for a second weekend, grossing $3.1m (£1.5m) from 411 sites, making its total $9.1m to date in the territory. Click here to see chart.
  • The Simpsons Moviemakes number one opening in Italy

    17-Sep-2007

    The Simpsons Movie was the top film in Italy this weekend, openingwith $8.2m from 616 screens for a whopping $13,380 screen average.
  • Hutton joins Fox as head of UK publicity

    14-Sep-2007

    Twentieth Century Fox has appointed Annabel Hutton as its head of UK publicity.
  • Box office summer '08 - preview

    14-Sep-2007

    The books have barely closed on summer 2007 and already next summer's calendar is filling up fast with strong Hollywood product.
  • International - A Hero's welcome

    14-Sep-2007

    Fuji TV's Hero was the hot international opener this weekend, according to Screen's international chart. Generating $8.9m in its home territory from 475 screens, the Takuya Kimura-starrer catapulted to the number three spot.
  • International box office - Western Europe - Domestic bliss

    14-Sep-2007

    Box office gross in Western Europe is predicted to surge by 17% over the next five years - a rate of around 3% a year - largely due to expanding local film industries and advances in digital cinema, new research predicts.
  • King Apatow

    14-Sep-2007

    Producer-writer-director Judd Apatow has created something of a domestic empire, with 2007 hits such as Knocked Up and Superbad showing formidable staying power in a sea of franchise films and remakes. They have so far taken over $240m at the US box office and $277m globally. Knocked Up has taken 20% of its worldwide total internationally ($36.8m) and is yet to open in Italy, Spain, France and Brazil. The UK has already embraced Apatow's knee-slapping humour - Knocked ...
  • Japanese Hero makes heroic impact on Screen's international chart

    12-Sep-2007

    Fuji TV's Hero was the hot international opener this weekend, according to Screen's international chart. Click here for full details.
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run races to top of UK box office

    11-Sep-2007

    Simon Pegg ran up another big hit in the UK at the weekend as Entertainment's Run, Fat Boy, Run took the number one slot in its first weekend and generated $4.1m (£2.01m) from 413 sites (including $330,204 of one-day previews).
  • Fourth Jones titled The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

    10-Sep-2007

    The fourth instalment of Indiana Joneshas been officiallytitled Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
  • International box office - Czech Republic - Recovery position

    31-Aug-2007

    Admissions in the Czech Republic grew 13% year on year for the first half of 2007, with cinemas earning total revenues of nearly $31.3m (czk637m). If the trend continues, 2007 will outpace last year's 11.5 million admissions, continuing the recovery from 2005's 9.5 million.
  • Western European box office set to grow 17% over next five years

    30-Aug-2007

    Box office gross in Western Europe is predicted to surge by 17% over the next five years largely due to advancements in digital cinema and expanding local film industries, new research predicts.
  • United Kingdom - East meets west

    17-Aug-2007

    A chance meeting on holiday set Donal Fernandes on the previously untrodden Estonian route to Cannes.
  • Central European admissions could rise 25% by 2011

    13-Aug-2007

    Box-office admissions in central Europe could rise by 25% over the next five years with Czech Republic seeing the strongest growth, according to Dodona Research.
  • Is the summer market flooded'

    10-Aug-2007

    The summer box office is an unforgiving battlefield. This year, the pre-season war cry was more aggressive than ever: 2007 would be the summer to beat all summers. Major worldwide releases such as Spider-Man 3, Shrek The Third, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End and Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix ensured the international calendar was brimming with blockbuster product on a virtually weekly basis. But are too many blockbusters being released to take advantage of the ...
  • Simpsons and Transformers lead UK to record weekend

    30-Jul-2007

    UK cinemas enjoyed record-breaking performance this weekend, raking in $56.8m (£28.11m) at the box office thanks to impressive returns from new releases The Simpsons Movie and Transformers.
  • UK cinema admissions up 6% in first half of the year

    26-Jul-2007

    UK admissions rose 6% year-on-year for the first half of 2006, according to the country's distributors' organisation.
  • UK admissions fell 5% in 2006 to 156.6m

    13-Jul-2007

    UK admissions fell for the second consecutive year in 2006 to 156.6m despite an increase in the number of films released, new research reveals. According to the UK Film Council's Statistical Yearbook for 2006/07, cinema attendance in the UK fell 5% last year, compared to 2005. Monthly admissions throughout the year fell below 10m on three separate occasions - which has not happened since 2000 - with March, June and August seeing sharp dips. The year opened positively ...
  • UK admissions fell 5% in 2006 to 156.6m

    13-Jul-2007

    UK admissions fell for the second consecutive year in 2006 to 156.6m despite an increase in the number of films released, new research reveals. According to the UK Film Council's Statistical Yearbook for 2006/07, cinema attendance in the UK fell 5% last year, compared to 2005. Monthly admissions throughout the year fell below 10m on three separate occasions - which has not happened since 2000 - with March, June and August seeing sharp dips. The year opened positively ...
  • UK admissions fell 5% in 2006 to 156.6m

    13-Jul-2007

    UK admissions fell for the second consecutive year in 2006 to 156.6m despite an increase in the number of films released, new research reveals. According to the UK Film Council's Statistical Yearbook for 2006/07, cinema attendance in the UK fell 5% last year, compared to 2005. Monthly admissions throughout the year fell below 10m on three separate occasions - which has not happened since 2000 - with March, June and August seeing sharp dips. The year opened positively ...
  • Shrek keeps action duo at bay

    6-Jul-2007

    Shrek The Third continues to hold the top spot despite the release of two highly anticipated action films - Transformers and Die Hard 4.0.
  • Worldwide digital 3D screens treble

    6-Jul-2007

    Hollywood's increasing investment in exclusive 3D movies is driving the surge in custom-made screens, writes Diana Lodderhose.
  • Transformers breaks US July 4 box-office record with $29m

    5-Jul-2007

    Robots have taken over the domestic box office this Independence Day as DreamWorks and Paramount 's Transformers raked in $29.08m on the US national holiday, the biggest July 4 gross to date. The film's performance beats Spider-man 2 at $21.9m in 2004.
  • UK exhibition: rule Britannia

    22-Jun-2007

    UK exhibitors anticipate a record-breaking performance this year, but still await digital rollout, writes Diana Lodderhose.
  • 3D begins big push into global cinemas

    21-Jun-2007

    The number of digital 3D cinema screens has nearly tripled during the first six months of 2007, suggesting exhibitors are stepping up to meet Hollywood studio's increasing investment in exclusive 3D movies.
  • Pirates' ship gets Shrek'd

    21-Jun-2007

    Good things come in threes, as Shrek The Third knocked Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End off the top spot this weekend. The royal ogre grossed $46.6m over the three-day period - an 86% increase after expanding to an additional 11 territories.
  • European film production up 5.8% in 2006 to 862 features

    11-May-2007

    European film production was up 5.8% in 2006, according to new research from The European Audiovisual Observatory.
  • European films grew EU market share by 27.6% in 2006

    11-May-2007

    Market share for European films in the European Union was up to 27.6% in 2006 compared to 24.9% in 2005, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.
  • Market focus - Talk of the virtual town

    4-May-2007

    Distributors are finding ways to capitalise on and measure the internet buzz of a film before its release with the help of digital marketing specialists.
  • UK box office: the golden lining

    27-Apr-2007

    UK admissions are set to increase 21% by 2011 - boosting box-office revenue by $673m (£336.1m), according to Dodona Research.
  • UK shows strongest first-quarter box office in four years

    5-Apr-2007

    The UK could see its strongest box-office performance in four years in 2007 as first-quarter reports show a 10% year-on-year increase.
  • Soda works with festival to launch Spanish film DVD label

    2-Apr-2007

    UK independent distributor Soda Pictures has joined forces with Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival to create a DVD distribution label specialising in Spanish and Latin American films.
  • Box Office: Data - Market focus - Movies in the pipeline

    23-Mar-2007

    Studios have, until recently, been cautious about opening up their catalogues to video downloading, allowing consumers to access films only through current online subscription, download-to-rent and download-to-own models. Fears of piracy have prevented Hollywood from taking a share of the internet pie while user-generated content sites such as YouTube and MySpace continue to grow.
  • 300 continues to carve up the international box office

    22-Mar-2007

    Collective takings of nine major territories saw a 10.8% increase year-on-year and generated $209m at the box office last weekend, according to Screen International's Screen Index.
  • 300 boosts US's box office, Mexico notes 118% year-on-year increase

    16-Mar-2007

    Collective box office revenue of nine territories was up 29% last weekend compared to the same weekend in 2006, according to Screen International's Screen Index.
  • Market Focus - Commercial decisions

    16-Mar-2007

    Distributors have long known that advertising in cinemas is an effective way to access audiences before the release of a film. But new UK research suggests audiences are more receptive to commercials shown there than to any other form of advertising.
  • FDA and The Script Factory to offer free script seminars

    15-Mar-2007

    Film Distributors' Association (FDA) and The Script Factory will join forces to provide a script-reading training programme and a series of seminars exclusively for UK film distributors.
  • Marketing - Moving pictures

    9-Mar-2007

    Movie posters have always generated anticipation in audiences, and have retained their effectiveness by adapting to the marketplace.
  • Marketing - Poster technology - Sheets ahead

    9-Mar-2007

    The poster is one of the oldest advertising media, and in an age of targeted internet campaigns and interactive pop-ups it would be understandable if film distributors had started to lose interest in paper and ink.
  • Screen Index up 8% with continued boom in Italy

    2-Mar-2007

    Local films helped push collective global box office takings of nine territories up 8% last weekend compared to the same weekend last year, according to Screen International's Screen Index.
  • Hot Fuzz breaks Shaun Of The Dead UK box-office tally in first week

    21-Feb-2007

    Universal's Hot Fuzz has already beaten Shaun Of The Dead at the UK box office, raking in a whooping $13.9m (£7.1m) in its first seven days. The new cop comedy marks the reunion of Shaun's team: director Edgar Wright, actors Simon Pegg (who also co-writes with Wright) and Nick Frost, and producers Working Title and Nira Park at Big Park Productions.
  • Italian box-office up massive 79.1% year-on-year; other regions struggle

    16-Feb-2007

    Global box office takings of nine major territories collectively fell 9.7% year-on-year this week, pushed by dips in the French, Korean and North American markets, according to Screen International's Screen Index. France dropped by ...
  • Hot Fuzz rocks UK box office with preview figures

    16-Feb-2007

    Universal's cop comedy Hot Fuzz has generated over $2.9m (£1.5m) in its first two days in the UK box office, hinting at the film's potential weekend success.
  • Viva! Film Festival to premiere Salvador

    15-Feb-2007

    The 13th annual Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival returns to Manchester from March 15-25 and will host the UK premiere of Goya Award winning Salvador on its opening night.
  • Scandal rocks UK box office

    9-Feb-2007

    Notes On A Scandal has catapulted to number one at the UK box-office due to an impressive mid-week performance.
  • Italy soars, Japan and North America sour in global box office

    9-Feb-2007

    Six of the nine major territories saw increases in box office takings this week but drops in the North American and Japanese markets accounted for a virtually static year-on-year comparison, according to the Screen International Screen Index.
  • Global box office down slightly this week, as Germany and Japan slip

    1-Feb-2007

    Global box office takings took a slight dip of 2.9% this week in comparison to the same week last year and fell by less than 1% from last week, according to the Screen International Screen Index.
  • Screen Index down 17% this week but Italy is booming

    26-Jan-2007

    Collective global box-office takings of nine major territories fell 17% this week compared to the same week last year, largely due to drops in North America, France and South Korea, according to the Screen International Screen Index.
  • Eight major territories, led by Italy, show box-office increases this week

    19-Jan-2007

    Eight major territories collectively saw box-office increases compared to the same week last year, due to the success of big-name studio films this week, according to Screen International's own Screen Index.
  • Happy Feet ends James Bond's UK reign

    13-Dec-2006

    Warner Bros' animatedfeature film Happy Feet has kicked JamesBond from the top spot in the UK box office this weekend, taking $5.43m (£2.76m).
  • Meadows get mobile with 15 second short

    17-Aug-2005

    Award-winning Britishdirector Shane Meadows has made a short film shot entirely on a mobilephone.
  • Grosvenor Films nears thriller Messages wrap

    4-Aug-2005

  • Arnold takes Red Road with UK Film Council

    20-Jul-2005

    The UK Film Council'sDevelopment Fund has invested in six new feature projects, including RedRoad from Oscar winning director Andrea Arnold.
  • UK film-makers celebrate London Olympic win

    6-Jul-2005

    Film-makers Daryl Goodrichand Caroline Rowland of New Moon, an independent London-based commercialsproduction company, are celebrating after playing an important role in helpingsecure the 2012 Olympic Games for London.
  • Screen conference to examine changing DVD market

    17-Jun-2005

    The changing dynamics of thehome entertainment sector will be the subject of a major Screen Internationalconference to be held at the Langham Hotel in Central London next Thursday(June 23).
  • British Film Institute to carry out archive access review

    16-Jun-2005

  • Working Title duo honoured in Queen's birthday list

    14-Jun-2005

    Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner,co-chairmen of Working Title Films, were both made Commanders ofthe Order of the British Empire, or CBEs, inthe Queen's birthday honours list on June 11.
  • Blackstone Group cleared to take over UGC circuit in UK

    29-Apr-2005

    US buyout firm TheBlackstone Group has been cleared to take over UGC Cinemas provided that itsells six of its cinemas.
  • One man's Madness set to screen at Cannes

    29-Apr-2005

    Madness In The FirstDegree is one of the many films thatwill premiere at Cannes this year.However, promises to stand out in a unique way - it has been madeentirely by one man - Geoff Searle.
  • Parasol Peccadillo moves into wider arthouse market

    29-Apr-2005

  • Bond Watch: Dame Judi Dench hints at Brosnan return

    28-Apr-2005

    The new James Bond film, CasinoRoyale, is scheduled to shoot at the end of 2005 - although it is stilluncertain who will play 007 in the film.
  • World media reaches swift Cannes consensus

    20-Apr-2005

    Media outlets around theworld were quick to reach a near unanimous view about this year's Cannes FilmFestival line-up.
  • Bond Watch Brosnan out of the running

    18-Apr-2005

    The new James Bond film, CasinoRoyale, is scheduled to shoot at the end of 2005 - although it is stilluncertain who will play 007 in the film.
  • London set for epic Star Wars marketing push

    18-Apr-2005

    In a world first, the UCIEmpire cinema in London's Leicester Square is set to screen all six of the StarWars films back to back on May 16 - three days before the global release ofStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith.
  • Metrodome makes most of Assassination

    15-Apr-2005

    TheUK launch last weekend for Niels Mueller's The Assassination of Richard Nixon gave the film its strongest opening in any territory so far.
  • Goal! wraps in Los Angeles

    6-Apr-2005

  • Bond watch: The Sun tips Daniel Craig

    5-Apr-2005

    The new James Bond film, CasinoRoyale, is scheduled to shoot at the end of 2005. To date, one of the fewfacts confirmed about the film is that it is to be directed by Martin Campbell(GoldenEye)
  • Katzenberg to address UK's Animated Encounters festival

    4-Apr-2005

  • Freeman jumps from Galaxy to indie British comedy

    31-Mar-2005

    The All Together, an independently financed British comedy starringMartin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The Office),finished shooting on March 21.

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