Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish nun drama adds to a growing haul of prizes. Other winners include Starred Up and Of Horses and Men
Nine features advance to the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 86th Academy Awards from the original pool of 76 submissions - but Iran’s The Past, Saudi Arabia’s Wadjda and Israel’s Bethlehem are among the shock omissions.
Top brass at the upcoming 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) have announced the complete line-up.
As battles go they do not get much bigger than the fantasy armies of Middle Earth against dinosaurs, leading box office observers to forecast a mighty international session this weekend as The Hobbit 2 bears down on $200m by Saturday.
The distributor plans an autumn 2014 release after acquiring North American rights to the sci-fi action thriller.
Deal covers 900 titles including Hammer and Icon films.
EXCLUSIVE: Notes on Blindness, a short docudrama screening at Sundance in January, is being developed into a feature film.
Anchorman 2 leads new openers in Way to Blue’s UK buzz chart this week, while The Hobbit is still leading overall chart.
The Berlin International Film Festival will present the world premiere of Volume I of the longer, uncut version of Nymphomaniac, out of competition.
Australian exhibitor Dendy Cinemas is launching a new video on demand service, Dendy Direct.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave leads the winners for this year’s award from the The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), winning six trophies including best film.
EXCLUSIVE: Hot on the heels of AFM sales for Generation Iron, New York-based The Vladar Company has lined up its slate for the coming year.
The screenwriting software company announced its finallists on December 19 ahead of the ninth Final Draft Annual Awards to be held on January 7 2014.
Fox has struck a deal with RLJ Entertainment’s UK-based rights holder and production arm Acorn Productions for film rights to Murder On The Orient Express.
Open Road will release Eli Roth’s cannibal horror film on September 5 2014.
The Free Fail conference on January 20 2014 during the 30th anniversary festival will feature panels, workshops and events.
The winners of the inaugural Screen Nation Digital-iS Media Awards for short films and other online content were announced this week at Google HQ in London.
Documentary producer Simon Chinn and his cousin and showrunner Jonathan Chinn have launched the London and Los Angeles-based small-screen documentary company.
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will give a masterclass at the 54th edition of the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias –FICCI.
John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and new films by Michel Gondry, Kutlug Ataman and Robert Lepage are to feature in the Berlinale’s Panorama strand, which will open with Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent.
Marvel Studios confirmed on December 19 that Paul Rudd has been cast to play the lead in Ant-Man.
BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill and Film Fund head Ben Roberts talk about why the controversial 7% profitability statistic doesn’t reflect the full picture of UK film success.
FCCE Hong Kong and China’s Heilongjiang Loong Media Group have signed a cooperation agreement that will kick off by introducing the Entertainment Experience cross-media project in China.
Benelux is the regional focus for Trieste’s fourth edition of its When East Meets West (WEMW) co-production forum (January 20-22, 2014) being held during the Trieste Film Festival.
12 Years a Slave director says British executives need to be held accountable for lack of diversity.
The executive director is stepping down from the Film Society Of Lincoln Center in New York and will be replaced by current managing director Lesli Klainberg.
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures executives have announced two casting additions to their upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game adaptation.
Festival top brass announced two additions to the line-up on December 18.
Mike Cahill’s upcoming world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January has become the inaugural recipient of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship.
Fox Searchlight is to boost the number of US screens showing 12 Years A Slave in January.
In South Korea, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug topped the box office its opening weekend in spite of discord between local distributor Warner Brothers Korea and exhibitors CJ CGV and Lotte Cinema about profit sharing.
South Korea’s box office has topped a record 200 million admissions, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) integrated ticketing website.
Other multiple nominees include Philomena, Blue Jasmine, Filth, Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street
The star of August: Osage County will collect the Icon Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).
EXCLUSIVE: Kickstarter fundraising paves the way for theatrical release after Revolver’s shuttering.
Four film-makers have been awarded the residencies starting in February 2014.
Mankind Entertainment and Smokewood Entertainment Group made the announcement on December 18.
The recently established multi-platform content company acquired North American rights from New York-based sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing.
The companies announced on December 18 that they will build additional theatres throughout China.
18.5m people are expected to buy DVDs or Blu-rays as Christmas gifts in Britain this holiday season.
The first six films for the 2014 Perspektive Deutsches Kino programme of the Berlinale include four feature films and two documentaries.
New projects from Peter Webber, Naomi Kawase [pictured], Alessandro Comodin, Eran Kolirin are in the 2014 selection.
What Now? Remind Me won the 2013 Locarno Film Festival jury prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Newly minted UK production outfits Magnetik and Reelart to produce original comedy script.
Award-winning directors Danis Tanovic, Jasmila Zbanic and Srdan Golubovic have revealed stories of “corruption” and “sickness” in their local film industries.
Baroness Floella Benjamin [pictured] will chair the event, which is about improving diversity.
EXCLUSIVE: Sunshine on Leith star to lead feature from producer Stephen Malit.
In light of this week’s scheduling announcement for the two Divergent sequels, the studio has explained why Neil Burger will not return to direct the second episode.
Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for its 2014 January Screenwriters Lab set to run from January 10-15 2014.
The American Film Institute (AFI) hierarchy announced on December 17 a $500,000 grant from the Time Warner Foundation to create five scholarships to the AFI Conservatory for “applicants from communities traditionally under-represented in film and television.”
The broadcaster has launched CNN Films Presents, a sister brand to CNN Films, starting with March Of The Penguins on January 2 2014.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine as a CIA operative will be released worldwide on IMAX starting on January 17 2014.
Inception Media Group has signed a deal with iN DEMAND to handle its VOD and pay-per-view distribution.
VMI Worldwide has cut a slew of deals on the Wesley Snipes action horror film.
MGM has struck a deal with Paramount Pictures to handle worldwide distribution on Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in 2014.
Lionsgate has set the upcoming Blumhouse Productions horror thriller starring Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass.
Allan Jamieson and Chris Warrington join as financial controller, head of marketing, respectively.
Director Abdellatif Kechiche wins award for second time in his career.
Robert Redford will receive the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s American Riviera Award.
Shorts starring Sally Hawkins and Maxine Peake among those in the line-up.
Robert Boocheck’s M Is For Masticate has won Magnet Releasing’s ABCs Of Death 2’s ‘Search for the 26th Director’.
EXCLUSIVE: Storyville, Irish Film Board commission is first production from Alan Maher at Roads Entertainment.
Danish producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen of Zentropa is “enthusiastic” for the future of European cinema – but doesn’t “give a shit” about the Danish film industry.
‘71, Life of Riley and Aloft selected. A Long Way Down, The Turning among Berlinale Special titles.
Beta sells other territories on the film based on Noah Gordon’s trilogy of books.
Viewster festival will offer total prize money of $100,000.
The UK’s National Film And Television School (NFTS) is teaming with pay-TV broadcaster Sky to create a new course called digital content & formula which will provide a job for one graduate at Sky.
New films by Rafi Pitts [pictured], Alexander Sokurov, Benoit Jacquot and Volker Schlöndorff are among 12 projects backed by the German-French “Mini-Traité” Co-production Fund in 2013 with a total of over €3m.
Award-winning director Jasmila Zbanic has echoed Jane Campion’s call to mandate that 50% of all films should be made by women.
Fuelled by Frozen, the studio reached $1.547bn on December 14 to establish a new company high-water mark and complete the trifecta of record domestic, international and global tallies.
Some 289 films and 75 songs are eligible for Academy Awards consideration, top brass announced on December 16.
Belgian 3D specialist nWave Pictures and StudioCanal’s $34m The House Of Magic is to get a Christmas release in France, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and Italy.
American Zoetrope announced today that it has acquired feature rights to Alysia Abbott’s memoir Fairyland: A Memoir Of My Father.
The former head of US production at Exclusive Media has jumped ship to serve as president of production at IM Global and is scheduled to attend Berlin with the team.
Open Road Films has promoted Elliott Kleinberg to COO and renewed CFO Steven Andriuzzo’s deal.
Cecil Chambers’ LA-based Triumphant Pictures will produce and finance the action thriller starring Luke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine and RZA. Premiere Entertainment handles international sales.
Jason Reitman has commenced principal photography for Paramount in Austin, Texas, on his follow-up to Labor Day.
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) will host the US premiere of Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella’s latest film.
The star of Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks will receive the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Chairman’s Award at the annual awards gala on January 4 2014.
The Online Film Critics Society members named 12 Years A Slave best film in the group’s 17th annual OFCS awards.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced its nominees for The 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and once again 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle have emerged as the favourites.
Miramax and The Weinstein Company (TWC) have secured a multi-year, multi-title film, television and live stage co-production and co-distribution partnership.
Serbian film No One’s Child, about a boy raised by wolves, has been named top project at the Les Arcs European Film Festival’s Work-in-Progress screenings.
Transformers star Jack Reynor, Toni Colette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley aboard Element Pictures drama.
A new network of film exhibitors has called for membership to help expand film culture in London and boost audiences.
The Oscar-shortlisted film will be released in July 2014.
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son won best film and best director at the 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival (APFF), which wrapped in Macau on Sunday night (Dec 15).
Warner Bros’ fantasy sequel dominates with $15.1m (£9.3m) debut; Disney’s Frozen falls just 10% in second weekend.
Ballpark Film Distributors has acquired UK rights to comedy Mariachi Gringo and is planning a theatrical launch on May 30.
Former Abu Dhabi Film Commission executive David Shepheard has joined Film London’s inward investment team.
India’s Yash Raj Films has announced that Shahrukh Khan will star in its upcoming tentpole picture Fan.
Italian distributor Good Films has acquired Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac from TrustNordisk.
New Zealand increasing financial incentives for international films.
EXCLUSIVE: Atkins develops feature with UK outfit Mirror Productions, first film to shoot in 2014.
Summit Entertainment’s Step Up All In will open in 3D through Lionsgate on July 25 2014.
Multiple deals for Spooks film, Big Game, 47 Metres Down, more.
The star of David Lean’s Lawrence Of Arabia who earned eight Oscar nominations has died at Wellington hospital in London following a long illness. He was 81.
While the opening session of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug trailed the $84.6m debut of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey exactly one year ago by roughly 13%, it was still good enough to deliver the third biggest December launch.
UPDATE: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug brought in $135.4m — some $4m higher than initial weekend estimates — from Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) and select MGM markets as the global haul reached $209m on opening weekend.
Academy hierarchy announced on December 14 that seven films remain in contention for the make-up and hairstyling Oscar.
CEO Brian O’Shea announced on December 13 the company has optioned screen rights to How To Pick Up Girls.
Shooting has concluded in Toronto on Alternate Ending Studio’s He Never Died starring Henry Rollins. 108 Media handles world sales.
Ryan Coogler’s feature directorial debut will receive Producers Guild Of America’s 2014 Stanley Kramer Award.
EXCLUSIVE: Principal photography has wrapped on Mary McGuckian’s The Price Of Desire, about modernist designer Eileen Gray.
Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar won best film in the Muhr Arab feature competition at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), while Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo won best film in the Muhr AsiaAfrica section.
VoD service FindAnyFilm.com has secured a new partnership with PlayStation.
Harmony Lessons director Emir Baigazin and Uncle Boomee… director Apichatpong Weerasethakul among those selected by the Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) to receive grants for post production and for script and project development.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leads this week’s Way to Blue UK Movie Buzz Chart.
A coalition of film professionals from the EU’s new Member States is likely to be one of the results of the Audiovisual Summit in Warsaw this week.
Agreements set to produce seven family features worth $78m.
New films on Screenbase this week include Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg alongside the reunited Monty Pythons team, as well as a new Ari Folman animation based on Anne Frank’s life and diary.
A “mental Iron Curtain” has formed between Western and Eastern Europe, according to Polish film director Agnieszka Holland.
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The MENA region’s first online streaming media service, icflix, which launched last summer, has already started reading scripts with a view to producing as many as eight Arab-language movies a year intended for theatrical release.
Egyptian filmmaker Wael Omar is developing a sequel to his documentary, In Search Of Oil And Sand, which captured the lives of Egypt’s elite at the moment of Gamel Abdel Nasser’s coup d’état in 1952, entitled Madness At Noon.
A strong line-up of documentaries including Mahmoud Kaabour’s Champ Of The Camp and Jehane Noujaim’s The Square, about the Egyptian revolution, were attracting as much critical and public attention as the dramas at this year’s DIFF, highlighting the growing strengh of factual filmmaking in the region.
The Dubai Film Market (DFM) enjoyed one of its buzziest editions to date this year, with a big increase in screenings, deals and meetings.
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The Sundance Institute hierarchy announced on December 12 the nine films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theatres across the country on January 30.
Terrence Malick producer to team with award-winning musician Ryan Bingham on comedy-drama, set to star Imogen Poots.
Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl among 12 films announced for next year’s Berlinale.
Emerging Welsh film talent is set to receive support from a new fund.
Christopher Granier-Deferre succeeds Tristan Goligher who is currently overseeing post-production and delivery on films previously greenlit under the scheme.
Justin Hardy’s feature about the first man to swim the English Channel shot on location in Dover and London.
Software from Arts Alliance Media will manage Wanda Cinema Line’s cinema screens in its new build sites in China.
As the Icelandic Film Fund is battling proposed government cuts of 40% for 2014, a group of filmmakers has signed a statement of support for the Icelandic industry.
Senior executives at the Academy announced on Dec 12 that 114 scores have been submitted for the original score Oscar category.
Agreement with Altive Media will include a production from director Terry Gilliam.
Top brass at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) have announced a new programme on Canadian Cinema as well as the traditionally strong roster of foreign-language films eligible for the FIPRESCI Award in the Awards Buzz section, and Modern Masters.
Other films to secure multiple nominations include Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Philomena and Inside Llewyn Davis.
EXCLUSIVE: EIFF to significantly boost prize money, introduce a documentary award and double the number of galas.
DVD rental chain Blockbuster is to close down completely after failing to attract a buyer.
Omar, set in the occupied West Bank, has won best film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs).
Film and media agency Film London has identified 1.25 million sq ft of alternative stage space in the capital in a bid to satisfy growing demand.
Two music-themed films and a love story from The Rocket director Kim Mordaunt are among the 15 features to secure new development money from Screen Australia.
Ari Folman, the Israeli director behind Waltz With Bashir and The Congress, is set to script and direct a family driven animation film based on Anne Frank’s life and diary.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also secures Big Sur, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Almost Human, Enter Nowhere and The Battery.
Global communications agency promotes Marc Berry Reid to chief operating officer and Daniel Heale to chief client officer.
Former HanWay exec joins as head of sales from January 2014.
Egyptian director Ibrahim el-Batout’s human organ-trafficking thriller The Cat will go into post-production at Paris-based Knightworks in January.
EXCLUSIVE: In a ground-breaking deal, the Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC) and Dubai-based Front Row Filmed Entertainment have jointly acquired worldwide rights to popular Egyptian comedian Ahmed Helmy’s next film.
Jordanian director Rifqi Assaf is in post-production on his debut feature The Curve, co-produced by Jordan’s The Imaginarium Films and Egypt’s Film Clinic.
Tunisian director Fares Naanaa’s A Full Moon Night, winner of the top Dubai Film Connection (DFC) prize last year, will start shooting in February 2014.
Danish-Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel is set to launch a crowd-funding campaign on Dubai-based platform Aflamnah this January to finance a 2015 Oscar race bid with his award-winning documentary A World Not Ours.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug pulled in a further $29.3m on Friday (December 13) and more than 3m admissions from 15,950 screens in 49 markets.
Lionsgate has acquired film rights to Dr Reza Aslan’s Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus of Nazareth.
Lainie Sorkin Becky has been promoted to partner at Management 360.
Festival top brass will mark the 20th anniversary of Steve James’ celebrated basketball documentary with a screening in From The Collection.
Aldamisa International will commence pre-sales in the run-up to Berlin on the horror-romance Vivien Hasn’t Been Herself Lately.
When Comedy Went to School will open the 17th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), set to run from January 23-February 3 2014.
The late writer of The China Syndrome and an active member of the Guild will be posthumously awarded the 2014 Morgan Cox Award in recognition of his service.
Pantelion Films, the feted joint venture between Lionsgate and Mexico’s Grupo Televisa, has signed a multi-picture agreement with Dominican Republic-based Indomina Media to co-finance and distribute films.
The Family Stone director to remake French hit for Umedia.
The Dubai Film Connection (DFC) handed out $115,000 in prize money on Thursday night, including the top three prizes of $25,000 which went to Ahmed Ibrahim’s Kharouf (Egypt), Leyla Bouzid’s God Protect My Daughter (Tunisia) and Ghada Terawi’s The Forgotten (Palestine).
The star of How I Live Now and For Those In Peril will be feted at the Berlinale alongside stars of Waltz for Monica, Kon-Tiki and Beyond the Hills among others.
EXCLUSIVE: Lane promoted to head of sales for specialty arm HanWay Select, Fabien Westerhoff departs.
12 Years A Slave leads this year’s SAG nominations with four nods followed by August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Absolutely Anything features the voices of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Robin Williams.
Scholars, apprentices and trainees selected for first year of investment in UK creative industries’ skills and training.
French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb is close to completing post-production on his upcoming drama Enemy Way, starring Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel.
The Middle East film and TV industries need more film incentives, a bigger talent pool and a reliable TV ratings system in order to be able to compete on an international level, according to a white paper released at DIFF this week.
Three shortlisted films for the European Parliament prize have been on seven week Europe-wide tour.
Websites accused of piracy have been suspended this week as part of a new initiative by police in the UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Salt inks multi-territory deal with eOne for action-thriller starring Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairley.
Cairo may be the traditional hub for the cinema industry in Egypt but an independent scene is also growing in the country’s second city of Alexandria.
EXCLUSIVE: UK filmmaker Havana Marking is developing a new documentary about the brutal murder of Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim in Dubai in 2008.
EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian comedian Shadi Alfons will join Saudi stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi in the cast of Emirati filmmaker Ali F Mostafa’s road film A To B, which starts shooting in February.
Memento Films International (MFI) has picked up Philippe Aractingi’s creative documentary Heritages, which is screening in DIFF’s Muhr Arab Documentary competition.
Rose McGowan’s directorial debut Dawn and The Lion’s Mouth Opens by Lucy Walker are among 66 shorts set to premiere in Park City in January.
Former Village Roadshow Pictures CEO Greg Coote and Malaysian producer Leon Tan have launched DragonSlate Media.
Production has wrapped in New York on C Plus Pictures’ psychological thriller starring Louisa Krause, Jason Patric and Mark Margolis. Arclight handles international sales.
Matthew Marsden and Alyson Stoner have joined the thriller Selling Isobel.
The New York-based distributor will release Kevin Smith’s horror film backed by Demarest Films in the third quarter of 2014.
The executive vice-president of eOne Films International is leaving the company in mid-January 2014 as top brass announced they were launching the division Séville International.
First five films selected for the Hivos Tiger Awards announced.
Lionsgate moves drama starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, avoiding clash with Mandela biopic.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released the list of entries for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014.
Latvia’s candidate for the Oscars picked up for all rights distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Classics to licence more than 250 titles from Miramax library.
EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian American filmmaker Cherien Dabis is set to adapt Suad Amiry’s Sharon And My Mother-in-Law, a humorous account of life in Ramallah during the Second Intifada. It will be her first feature set in the West Bank and in Arabic.
EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based New Century Production is putting together an ambitious six-picture slate featuring some of Egypt’s leading veteran and independent filmmakers, including the next project from Rags And Tatters director Ahmad Abdalla.
Saudi-born Hollywood producer Mohammed Al Turki is setting up a film fund, RAV Raw Artist Vision, with Russian producer Arcadiy Golubovich.
EXCLUSIVE: Emirati director-actor Abdullah Aljunaibi’s Greenlight Films is planning a slate of three genre films, kicking off with action thriller Run, which is scheduled to start shooting in March, 2014.
Festival heads announced on December 9 the Special Screenings, Beyond and Shorts programmes for the 20th anniversary event.
In other major awards handed out at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Jono Oliver’s Home (US) won the Spirit Of Freedom: Narrative prize and Nicolas Cuellar’s Cast The First Stone (US) took corresponding documentary honours.
Richie Mehta’s Siddharth took home South Asian International Film Festival’s grand jury prize at the event’s awards gala on December 7 in New York.
Saratov Films, Three Coin Productions and Purdie Distribution announced on December 10 they will expand the limited run of the thriller.
Parkes/MacDonald Productions has acquired feature film and television rights to League Of Denial: The NFL, Concussions And The Battle For Truth.
Festival top brass announced on December 9 the Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections.
Lupita Nyong’o, tipped for an Oscar for her supporting role in 12 Years A Slave, will receive the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Breakthrough Performance Award.
The American Film Institute has announced its 10 films of the year and TV programmes of the year.
Latido Films has acquired international rights at Ventana Sur to Colombian director Felipe Cano Ibañez’s upcoming debut La Semila Del Silencio (The Seed Of Silence).
XYZ Films has picked up world rights excluding Australia and New Zealand to the upcoming New Zealand-set action thriller featuring traditional Maori hand-to-hand combat.
US producer-financier Emmett Furla Oasis Films (EFO Films) has opened an office in Dubai and will shoot two productions in the region within the next 18 months.
UAE-based UK producer Rosie Kingham has optioned Dedra L. Stevenson’s sci-fi fantasy The Hakima’s Tale, about a modern-day Arab warrior princess, which she aims to shoot as a trilogy in the Gulf.
George C Wolfe has come on to direct Mankind Entertainment’s adaptation of playwright Nilo Cruz’s Broadway hit Anna In The Tropics.
Britta Meyermann joins German independent production company.
The new home of the London Film School has secured its first tranche of funding from Creative Skillset.
Superhero sequel to be remastered in IMAX 3D.
Disney’s animation debuts top with $7.7m (£4.7m); Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surpasses The Hunger Games’ final UK result.