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    Avatar soars overseas on $136.8m and $1bn worldwide


    Fox International’s Avatar became only the fifth release in history to cross $1bn worldwide as it held on to the overseas crown thanks to an estimated $136.8m from 13,784 screens in 109 markets. It boosted the running total to $676.9m after three weeks.

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    Avatar propels Fox Int'l over the $2bn barrier for third time


    Last weekend’s mighty overseas launch for Avatar has propelled Fox International past the $2bn mark in overseas ticket sales for the third time in the company’s history.

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    Spielberg hops on to direct Harvey for Fox and DreamWorks


    Steven Spielberg’s next project will be directing Harvey, to be co-financed by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios.

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    Ice Age 3 set to break international record for animation


    Fox’s Ice Age 3 is on the cusp of melting a big record this weekend, to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time at the international box office.

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    Fox International becomes first distributor to cross $1bn in 2009


    Fox International has become the first distributor to cross $1bn this year following a string of mighty performances by Ice Age 3, Night At The Museum 2 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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    Wolverine producer applies for Screen Australia funding


    As the X-Men Origins: Wolverine publicity machine kicked into gear today, one ofthe producers on the film, Seed Productions, confirmed that it has applied for taxpayer fundingthrough Screen Australia.

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    Hollywood's foreign policy: producers looking increasingly to international locations


    On the eve of the annual Locations Trade Show in Los Angeles (April 16-18), Screen reports on why US producers are looking beyond their borders to international locationsmore than ever before.

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    Fourth X-Men film leaked online a month before official release


    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which is due for its US release on May 1, has been leaked online exactly one month before its official release.

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    German cinemas post strong first quarter with $280m takings


    German cinemas have posted a strong start to the year with one of their strongest first quarter performances in five years, according to figures from Nielsen EDI. German exhibitors reported overall takings of $280.1m (Euro 210.8m) for January 1 to March 22. The figures are down 5% on the same ...

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    Dragonball Evolution


    Dir: James Wong. US. 2009. 85 mins.A Hollywood film version of the Japanese manga phenomenon, Dragonball Evolution is puerile childrens’ sci-fi of a strictly B-movie standard.Produced by Hong Kong film-maker Stephen Chow Sing-chi but entirely missing his inventive stamp, the film is essentially a bland Hollywood dumbing-down of the books ...

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    Hong Kong's 852 Films begins production on first feature Dream Home


    New Hong Kong production and financing outfit 852 Films has started production on award-winning director Pang Ho Cheung’s latest film,Dream Home, starring Josie Ho, Anthony Wong and Eason Chan.The film, in which Ho plays a woman who will stop of nothing to own her dream home, is Pang’s first foray ...

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    Pathe UK strikes distribution, co-production alliance with Warner


    In a deal it describes as a move to find a workable business modelfor the digital era, Pathe UK is scaling down its theatrical operation and teaming with Warner Bros Entertainment UK to distribute Pathe productions in the UK and Ireland. Pathe will continue to devise the marketing campaigns for ...

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    Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li


    Dir Andrzej Bartkowiak. US. 2009. 96 minsEven avid fans of the classic video game on which it is based are likely to give a thumbs down to Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Coming 15 years after the first big-screen Street Fighter -1994’s $99m-grossing Jean-Claude Van Damme outing - this ...

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    Benjamin Button crosses $175m but Watchmen looms


    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button continued a magnificent overseas run through Warner Bros Pictures International to remain top of the Hollywood pack as it soared past the $175m mark. Its domination looks likely to end next weekend, however, when Paramount Pictures International launches the graphic novel adaptation Watchmen day-and-date ...

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    Russian Box Office Stats 2008


    CIS Box Office Top 20 2008* TITLE (ORIGIN) DISTRIBUTOR Total gross 1 The Irony Of Fate: The Sequel (Rus) 20th Century Fox CIS $49.9m 2 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (US) UPI $40.8m 3 Admiral (Rus) 20th Century Fox CIS $33.7m 4 The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (US) UPI ...

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    Low-budget doc stampedes South Korean box office


    Old Partner, a documentary about an old man and his cow, has topped the South Korean box office with 419,295 admissions from 276 screens this past weekend. The sleeper hit, which is distributed by Indiestory both in Korea and overseas, has accumulated a record 1,393,079 admissions for a documentary, and ...

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    Red Cliff II scales Korea's Lunar New Year box office


    The second part of John Woo's action epic Red Cliff topped South Korea's Lunar New Year holiday charts, with the film grossing $2.7m since its release on Jan 22. Distributed locally by co-financier Showbox Mediaplex, the film took in 588,683 admissions, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC)'s integrated box ...

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    Valkyrie leads international box office with $13.2m in 13 markets


    20th Century Fox continues to dominate the International box office in 2009 with another strong showing this weekend, lead by the much anticipated opening ofValkyrie.Tom Cruise sits atop the Hollywood overseas releases after the MGM/UA release Valkyrieplundered an estimated $13.2m through Fox International from 2,283 screens in 13 markets.The wartime ...

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    Ausfilm to promote Oz technical talent at US event


    Marketing body Ausfilm is going against tradition and promoting Australians who work behind the scenes in filmmaking as part of G’Day USA, the annual promotion that officially starts next week in Los Angeles and involves a range of industries. Ausfilm has previously concentrated on attracting offshore films to Australia by ...