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Jack Warner is box officer reporter for Screen.

  • Sex 2 keeps Letters To Juliet from the top spot in UK

    14-Jun-2010

    E1 Films’ Letters To Juliet had to settle for a second-place debut in the UK, after Sex And The City 2 held on to the number one spot for a third week.
  • Weekly International Box Office - June 4-6

    9-Jun-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - June 4-6

    9-Jun-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Sex And The City sequel stays top in UK, Funeral debuts fourth

    7-Jun-2010

    Warner Bros’ Sex And The City 2 holds onto UK number one for a second week, while Sony Pictures Releasing International’s Death At A Funeral is the highest new entry.
  • Weekly International Box Office - May 28-30

    3-Jun-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - May 28-30

    3-Jun-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Sex And The City 2 takes UK crown

    2-Jun-2010

    Glamorous sequel to 2008’s Sex And The City debuts at the top in the UK.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - May 14-16

    19-May-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Robin Hood ambushes $8m at the UK box office

    17-May-2010

    Universal Pictures International’s Robin Hood debuts top in the UK.
  • Weekly International Box Office - May 7-9

    13-May-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - May 07-09

    12-May-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Iron Man 2 holds off all newcomers in the UK, Four Lions debuts in top ten

    10-May-2010

    Paramount Pictures International’s comic book adaptation holds off five new entries to retain the UK number one spot.
  • European box office reached new high in 2009

    6-May-2010

    Gross box office in the EU member states reached a record high of $7.97bn (Euro6.27bn) in 2009, according to provisional data published today by European Audiovisual Observatory.
  • Weekly International Box Office - April 30-May 2

    6-May-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - April 30-May 02

    6-May-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Iron Man 2 shows mettle at the UK box office

    5-May-2010

    PPI’s Iron Man 2 number one opening benefits from poor weather in the UK.
  • Weekly International Box Office - April 23-25

    28-Apr-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - April 23-25

    28-Apr-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Date Night earns Fox another number one in the UK

    26-Apr-2010

    Fox International’s Date Night adds a UK number one to its overseas run, while local production It’s A Wonderful Afterlife debuts in top 10.
  • Weekly International Box Office - April 16-18

    21-Apr-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - April 16-18

    21-Apr-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Dear John clashes with Titans at top of the UK box office

    19-Apr-2010

    Paramount Pictures International’s Dear John earned itself a number one debut in the UK, denying Warner Bros’ Clash Of The Titans a third week at the top.
  • Weekly International Box Office April 14

    14-Apr-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - April 09-11

    14-Apr-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Weekly International Box Office April 07

    7-Apr-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - April 02-04

    7-Apr-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Weekly International Box Office - March 31

    31-Mar-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • United Kingdom

    31-Mar-2010

    Total box office revenue in the UK and Ireland surpassed the $1.5bn (£1bn) mark in 2009 for the first time.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - March 26-28

    31-Mar-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Weekly International Box Office - March 24

    24-Mar-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - March 19-21

    24-Mar-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Screen's Global Top 10 - March 12-14

    18-Mar-2010

    Screen International’s top 10 films worldwide this weekend.
  • Weekly International Box Office - March 17

    18-Mar-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - March 11

    10-Mar-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - March 4

    3-Mar-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Second Light shines at Pinewood

    26-Feb-2010

    Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Callum McDougall and the chairman of the Pinewood Studios Group Michael Grade attend the launch of the Second Light new talent programme.
  • Weekly International Box Office - February 26

    25-Feb-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - February 19

    17-Feb-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - February 12

    11-Feb-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - February 5

    4-Feb-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly International Box Office - January 29

    28-Jan-2010

    ScreenDaily brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Methods of measuring success

    28-Jan-2010

    Screen average and drop-off rates are essential indicators of how a film is performing at the theatrical box office. Jack Warner reports
  • UK embraces 3D ahead of Avatar release

    15-Dec-2009

    With Avatar’s arrival in the UK imminent, ScreenDaily looks at which 3D films have made an impact in the territory.
  • International heavyweights of 2009

    11-Dec-2009

    In the face of studio behemoths and franchise titles, some original gems and local blockbusters have notched up impressive runs at the international box office.
  • Bafta hopefuls seek LFF boost

    3-Dec-2009

    In a crowded awards season, many UK distributors have launched off the back of the London Film Festival, rather than the Baftas, writes Jack Warner
  • Weekly international box office – October 23

    23-Oct-2009

    Screen brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • Weekly international box office – October 16

    15-Oct-2009

    Screen brings you the weekly international box-office news.
  • How London sets the tempo

    15-Oct-2009

    One small area of the UK’s capital generates nearly a tenth of the country’s total box office - so a release on a West End screen is essential for arthouse films.
  • Cameron unleashes Avatar campaign

    21-Aug-2009

    After 14 years in the works, four years in production and an estimated $250m, global audiences will finally see the first clips of James Cameron’s science-fiction epic Avatar.
  • Indie distribution update 2009: UK

    21-Aug-2009

    Slumdog Millionaire’s success skews the figures as indie titles face mixed results at the UK box office.
  • G.I. Joe declares victory on international box office

    12-Aug-2009

    Paramount Pictures International’s G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobrafought its way to the top of ScreenDaily’s international chart after opening day-and-date in 35 territories.
  • Harry Potter's box office spell remains unbroken

    6-Aug-2009

    Warner Bros’ Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince held on to the top of  ScreenDaily’s international top 40 chart for a third week, after conjuring up $44.1m across 63 territories.
  • Live events bring new dimension

    2-Jul-2009

    New technology systems for watching live events in 3D enthused European exhibitors at CineExpo, writes Jack Warner
  • Cine Expo crowd gets preview of Avatar

    24-Jun-2009

    20th Century Fox gave a Cine Expo audience a preview of footage from James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar last night. It was the first public screening of footage from the eagerly anticipated 3D picture.
  • Pierre Morel to be honoured at Cinema Expo Awards

    24-Jun-2009

    Pierre Morel is to be named International Director of the Year, for his film Taken, at the 2009 Cinema Expo Awards Ceremony tonight. The film starring Liam Neeson took $77m internationally and grossed $222m at the box office worldwide. 
  • Exploiting the Imax premium

    19-Jun-2009

    What part is Imax playing in the growth of digital 3D?
  • 3D cinema shows strength in depth

    18-Jun-2009

    On the eve of this year’s Cinema Expo (June 22-25), Jack Warner looks at whether the figures are beginning to add up for 3D exhibition following a first quarter of rapid growth in the number of 3D screens and 3D films released.
  • France gets Dragon Tattoo, UK regards French Film

    15-May-2009

    ScreenDaily takes a look at the local and independent openings in key markets this week
  • The Boat That Rocked docks in France, Little Ashes fires up Spain and UK

    8-May-2009

    ScreenDaily takes a look at the local and independent openings in key markets this week
  • Ghosted appears in Germany, UK has The End in sight

    1-May-2009

    ScreenDaily rounds up the local and independent releases in key markets.
  • Sailing into trouble?

    24-Apr-2009

    Since it set sail in the UK on April 1, Working Title’s The Boat That Rocked has been navigating choppy waters in a handful of international markets.
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Makes Its Mark

    17-Apr-2009

    Crime thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has become the most successful local film of all time at the Nordic box office.
  • On the fast track

    17-Apr-2009

    UPI’s Fast & Furious stepped up a gear over the Easter weekend to climb to the top of the international chart, grossing $45.2m, up 47% week-on-week. It has now grossed $90.1m after two weeks on release, playing on more than 5,000 screens in 50 territories.
  • Female Agents infiltrate Spain, UK says Let The Right One In

    10-Apr-2009

    ScreenDailypreviewslocal and independent releases in key markets: comedy Al Final Del Camino off to strong start in Spain, Wild Bunch releases French comedy Bank Error on 398 prints; John Rabe has disappointing start in Germany; and Momentum launches Swedish vampire hit Let The Right One In on 70 prints in UK.
  • International - Pulling a fast one

    9-Apr-2009

    The weird and the wonderful were up against the fast and the furious in the week’s international box-office chart as PPI’s Monsters Vs Aliens was pitted against UPI’s Fast & Furious, both vying for the number one slot.
  • Worldwide - Ponyo in international waters

    9-Apr-2009

    Having grossed more than $164m locally for distributor Toho last year, animation legend Hayao Miyazaki’s latest children’s animation Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea started a major international run in France on April 8 after dipping its toes in the water with a successful smaller Italian run.
  • The Damned United scores £618,929 in opening weekend

    30-Mar-2009

    Sony Pictures Releasing International’s The Damned United was the third-highest opener in the UK and Ireland this weekend, earning $875,926 (£618,929) from 236 screens for a screen average of £2,623.
  • Gran Torino races ahead in international box office

    27-Mar-2009

    It may have been overlooked during the awards season, but Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino is outperforming all five best-picture contenders in North America. Since a wide release on January 9, Gran Torino has grossed $145.2m domestically and passed $65m internationally. This brings its worldwide tally for Warner Bros Pictures within sight of the $217m worldwide gross amassed by Million Dollar Baby in 2005.
  • Showtime for Coco

    27-Mar-2009

    Gad Elmaleh's French comedy Coco has rocketed to the top of the international chart after a strong debut in France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland. Coco is the directorial debut of Elmaleh, a popular actor and comedian who also stars in the title role. The film revolves around Coco, a self-made immigrant to France who plans to celebrate his son's bar mitzvah with a glamorous event of enormous scale. Released by StudioCanal, Coco grossed $12.7m from 902 ...
  • Marley & Me shows bite for Fox

    20-Mar-2009

    Twentieth Century Fox's Marley & Me has doggedly climbed its way to the top of Screen's international box-office chart for the March 13-15 weekend, adding more than $14m from 2,559 screens in 29 markets, a 73% rise in week-on-week takings.
  • International - Watchmen wages war

    13-Mar-2009

    Paramount Pictures International's Watchmen dominated the global box office over the March 6-8 weekend, taking $55.2m from 3,611 screens domestically and $26.6m from 5,149 screens internationally after opening day-and-date in 45 territories.
  • International - Tattoo drums up business

    6-Mar-2009

    Sweden-Denmark co-production The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (aka Men Who Hate Women) debuted as the highest new entry in Screen's international chart for the post-Oscar box-office weekend.
  • International - Change hits the top 10

    27-Feb-2009

    Four new entries debuted in Screen's international chart this week, the highest of which was StudioCanal's Change Of Plans, from director Daniele Thompson, at number eight. Starring Welcome To The Sticks' Dany Boon, the comedy opened in France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland, taking $5.9m from 550 screens for the week's highest screen average at $10,700.
  • Watchmen watch: reaching beyond the fan boys through online innovations

    27-Feb-2009

    The arrival of Watchmen was always going to generate buzz. On March 6 the film will hit more than 6,000 screens worldwide, with all the major markets opening within the month (the last to open, Japan, is only three weeks behind North America). With a launch of this magnitude in such a tight timescale, how have Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures International attempted to engage a wider audience than the fan-boy faithful’
  • International - Button holds fast

    20-Feb-2009

    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button dominates the international chart this week, crossing the $100m mark internationally and falling off just 6% to take $30.5m over the February 13-15 weekend. With Warner Bros distributing in 49 markets, David Fincher's Oscar contender now stands at $119.6m from eight weeks on release and should soon outperform its domestic tally of $122.2m.
  • International - Button's up to top

    13-Feb-2009

    Warner Bros' The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button climbed to the top of Screen's international chart over the February 6-8 weekend. It was up 171% on the weekend before to $32.6m, with over 4 million admissions in 42 markets. Debuts in key territories helped boost revenue, with France, Spain, the UK and Japan bringing in $5.5m, $5m, $3.3m and $3.4m respectively.
  • International - A new dimension

    6-Feb-2009

    All eyes are on 2009 as the year the box-office potential of "legacy" films - classic or cult films that could be brought out in new 3D editions - may be realised. If, over the coming months, the appetite for 3D is sufficiently baited, then demand will encourage the US studios to mine their back catalogues for films to be re-issued with an extra dimension.
  • International - Valkyrie rides on

    6-Feb-2009

    Twentieth Century Fox's Valkyrie defended its place at the top of the international box-office chart for the second week of its international run, after expanding to a further 10 territories, including number-one debuts in Spain (grossing $3.2m from 397 screens), France ($1.6m from 300), Sweden ($449,000 from 70) and Belgium ($495,000 from 70).
  • International - Killer opening

    30-Jan-2009

    Twentieth Century Fox International's Valkyrie is the new international number one after making its debut in 13 markets. Grossing $12.8m from 2,089 screens over the January 23-25 weekend, the film opened at number one in Germany ($3.6m from 689 screens), Australia ($1.3m from 232) and the Netherlands ($900,000 from 96).
  • International - Pounds and dollars

    23-Jan-2009

    Spri's Seven Pounds weighed in at number one in the international box-office chart for the January 16-18 weekend, with a 58% rise in three-day takings after expanding to 27 territories. The film debuted in several key markets, including Spain, where it placed top (with $4.2m from 322 screens), and France and the UK, taking second place in both (for $3m and $2.3m respectively). Over the weekend the film grossed $20.6m from 3,505 screens, doubling its total gross to $41.6m.
  • United Kingdom - Mamma Mia! The numbers!

    23-Jan-2009

    UK box-office revenues for 2008 saw a 5% increase on the previous year, according to figures released by the UK Film Council (Ukfc). The figures, collated by Nielsen EDI, show box-office takings in the UK and Ireland totalled $1.3bn (£949.5m) in 2008, compared with $1.2bn (£907m) in 2007, making it the highest year on record.
  • UK box office revenues jumped 5% in 2008

    21-Jan-2009

    UK box-office revenues for 2008 saw a 5% increase on the previous year, according to figures released by the UK Film Council (UKFC).
  • International - The only way is up

    16-Jan-2009

    The second instalment of John Woo's war epic Red Cliff Part II stormed to the top of Screen's international chart for the January 9-11 weekend, after opening in China and Singapore. The film took $15.7m from 1,445 screens, giving the week's second-highest screen average of $10,900.
  • King of the Jungle

    9-Jan-2009

    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa held on to the number-one spot in Screen’s first international chart of 2009, with weekend takings of just under $32m, bringing its cumulative gross to $339.9m.
  • International - World domination

    19-Dec-2008

    The Day The Earth Stood Still took the top spot on the international box-office chart for the December 12-14 weekend, giving Fox International its first number-one debut in five years. Opening day-and-date in 90 territories in addition to North America, the sci-fi remake took $39.2m from 7,715 screens, giving it a screen average of $5,000.
  • International - Animal magnetism

    12-Dec-2008

    DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa was king of the jungle in Screen's international chart this week, ending Quantum Of Solace's five-week reign at the top.
  • United Kingdom - New dimensions

    12-Dec-2008

    The first cinemas in Europe to use the new Imax digital projection system have opened in London: two Odeon multiplexes in Greenwich and Wimbledon feature in a partnership between the Odeon and UCI cinema chains and Imax.
  • In Focus: 3D cinema faces big international challenges

    5-Dec-2008

    At the 3D Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles this week, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg again made the case for the enormous potential that 3D cinema offers the industry.
  • International - A shot at the title

    5-Dec-2008

    Four new releases entered the top 10 in Screen's international chart for the November 28-30 weekend, during which Quantum Of Solace held on to its position at the top of the table with a $20.6m weekend haul.
  • International - Summit draws blood

    28-Nov-2008

    Quantum Of Solace held on to the top spot on Screen's international chart for a fourth week as it passed the $300m milestone, adding $40.4m to its tally over the November 21-23 weekend. Now in 67 territories, Sony Pictures Releasing International's film played on 10,373 screens, and yielded a $3,900 screen average.
  • International - A view to a killing

    21-Nov-2008

    Sony Pictures Releasing International's Quantum Of Solace continued its reign at the top of the international chart, in the same week the 22nd Bond film broke records with its North American debut (see news story, page 4).
  • International - Bond's push pays off

    14-Nov-2008

    Quantum of Solace firmly defended its position at the top of Screen's international chart, grossing $107.3m over the November 7-9 weekend, after expanding to over 10,000 engagements in 60 territories. Quantum held onto the top spot for the second week in France, Sweden and the UK, where it added $15.1m from the three-day weekend to its $49.5m tally. It also seized first position in every new territory it opened, including Germany with $15.1m and Russia with $9.7m. ...
  • International - Quantum of profit

    7-Nov-2008

    Sony Pictures Releasing International's (Spri) Quantum Of Solace soared to the top of Screen's international box-office chart, with a substantial take of $40m from its initial release in just three territories: France, Sweden and the UK.
  • International - Saw V shows its teeth

    31-Oct-2008

    The big international story this weekend may have been Walt Disney Smpi's High School Musical 3: Senior Year (see review, p24, and box office, p31) but a number of diverse openers also managed to scare up big business at the box office. Mandate International's fifth instalment in the Saw franchise opened in nine international territories, ranking number five in the chart.
  • International - Eagle eye rules roost

    24-Oct-2008

    Paramount Pictures International's Eagle Eye flew to the top of the international chart, with a 6% increase in takings for the October 17-19 weekend, holding on to the top spot in South Korea (taking $2.1m) and securing second-place debuts in both Japan ($3.1m from 306 screens) and the UK ($1.1m from 362 screens). The thriller, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, took $11.5m from 3,546 screens in 45 territories, bringing its total to date to $44.8m.
  • International - Canine and able

    10-Oct-2008

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International's Beverly Hills Chihuahua was the highest new entry at number seven in Screen's international chart for the October 3-5 weekend, debuting just one place ahead of new Japanese crime thriller Suspect X.
  • International - Music to industry ears

    3-Oct-2008

    Mamma Mia! The Movie's phenomenal run has led to an Indian summer at the box office. Screen's international top 40 chart was up 12.1% year on year, with the Abba musical making another big contribution.
  • International - Money money money

    19-Sep-2008

    Universal's Mamma Mia! The Movie has crossed $300m internationally, keeping its top spot in Screen's international chart.
  • International - Batman battles on

    5-Sep-2008

    Warner Bros' The Dark Knight's worldwide gross is still ticking off the key box-office milestones, crossing $400m in international markets and $500m domestically.
  • International - Metal crashes top 40

    29-Aug-2008

    The $34.3m take for The Dark Knight in 62 territories was the biggest story of the week for the international box office. Despite a prohibitive 16-rating, major successes include the $9.8m German debut on 754 screens. The Batman film now has a total of $377.6m.
  • International - Kinng reigns supreme

    15-Aug-2008

    India and China are the hotspots in this week's international box office, with the former's Singh Is Kinng becoming the biggest Bollywood opener of 2008 after debuting in 21 territories, and the latter witnessing Red Cliff break Chinese box-office records - even in a week when the Olympics overshadowed the movies.
  • International - Cliff scales the heights

    25-Jul-2008

    Nine new entries wrestled their way into Screen's international chart this week, with Japan, South Korea, India, Germany, China and France providing new films alongside the big Hollywood blockbusters.
  • International - Drunk on success

    11-Jul-2008

    Six new entries broke into the international box-office chart this week, with Sony Pictures' Hancock storming to the top of the table.
  • International - TV remake proves smart move for warner bros

    27-Jun-2008

    Four new entries broke into the international chart this week with titles from the US, the UK and South Korea opening in the top 20, while Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Sex And The City, Kung Fu Panda and The Incredible Hulk jostled for the top spot.
  • International - Iron man still rules

    16-May-2008

    Four new entries broke into the top 10 in this week's international chart with What Happens In Vegas and Speed Racer debuting in second and third position respectively.
  • Jungle Cineclub launches season of Brazilian films

    9-Apr-2008

    Jungle Cineclub is to hold its first monthly screening of Brazilian films at the Rich Mix Cinema, Shoreditch on April 10. For its first season from April-November, the event will be themed around the social origins of violence in Brazilian cinema.Paulo Morelli's City Of Men will open the event, which regularly will feature Q&A sessions and screenings of short films following internationally renowned Brazilian features.
  • International - India joins the race

    28-Mar-2008

    The highest new entry, and only newcomer in Screen International's top 10, was India's Race, which opened across 16 territories.
  • London International Documentary Festival returns for second run

    21-Feb-2008

    A greatly expanded London International Documentary Festival is to return on Mar 29, after the success of its inaugural outing in 2007. Presenting over 50 films across the eight days of the festival programme, the LIDF will hold events and screenings at eight London venues, including the Barbican, the Curzon cinemas, and the British Museum.A screening of Joshua Dudgale's The Unwinking Gaze, a film which follows the Dalai ...
  • International - A Slice of the action

    25-Jan-2008

    While Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was the highest entrant in this week's international box-office chart, there were a number of new European entries that catch the eye.
  • International - Independents' Day

    18-Jan-2008

    The back end of the Hollywood winter blockbuster season is an opportunity for independents to make a significant dent in Screen's international box-office chart. And, following a hugely successful Christmas, it is the Italians leading the way with new entry L'Allenatore Nel Pallone 2, distributed by Medusa Films.
  • Sci-Fi-London programmes Paragraph 78 and Wolfhound

    14-Jan-2008

    Independent genre festival Sci-Fi-London has announced that it is to return on April 30 for five days of screenings and events. Now in its seventh year, Sci-Fi-London, or The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, will take place at the Apollo West End cinema until May 4.
  • Halloween rebranded as London Short Film Festival

    4-Jan-2008

    The fifth incarnation of the former Halloween Short Film festival is relaunching its programme of screenings, talks and events under the new name of the London Short Film Festival. The revitalised festival takes place today through Jan 13, and extends its venues to include London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Curzon Soho, Roxy Bar & Screen and South London's trendy Amersham Arms.

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