• Features

    Box Office 2015: Brits share summer spoils


    In the UK, there were spectacular results for studio fare such as Minions,  as well as indie titles like Amy and 45 Years.

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    Drawing power: animation special


    While Hollywood continues to dominate animation globally, European distributors and producers are increasingly looking to grab a slice of the pie. Geoffrey Macnab looks at the state of play.

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    Chinese box office: taken by storm


    Which films will triumph at the box office over Chinese New Year? Liz Shackleton looks at the high-profile releases vying for the top slot.

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    Spain: battle for the box office


    Spain has seen a box-office boom in 2014 but admissions were driven by discount ticket schemes. Distributors and exhibitors are looking for new solutions, Juan Sarda reports.

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    European box office: Laugh track


    Comedies hit big for European films at the global box office in 2014. By Louise Tutt.

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    Is France still a cinephile nation?


    France has long been a model of cinema-going culture. But with a box-office drop in 2013, a dip in local production and cinema audiences getting older, Melanie Goodfellow looks at the future of film culture in the digital age.

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    Indian box office: Local films race ahead


    Hollywood hasn’t yet maximised the potential of the Indian market, where 2013 saw some record-breaking Bollywood hits despite a slowdown in box-office growth. Liz Shackleton reports.

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    Box Office: Finding the funny


    With Anchorman 2 about to start its international roll-out, Ian Sandwell looks at the performance of comedies at the box office in 2013 and examines the prospects for Ron Burgundy’s return.

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    UAE box office: Riding to the rescue


    Hollywood films of every stripe can take the UAE box office at a canter. But specialist titles, except for Bollywood films, tend to fall at the first hurdle and are increasingly pinning their hopes on VoD. Colin Brown reports.

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    Documentaries: the truth about summer


    Serious documentaries can be ideal counter programming to superhero blockbusters. Ian Sandwell talks to UK and US distribution experts about why summer releases can be smart moves for non-fiction films.