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  • Skyfall
    Features

    Studio figures hit sky high

    2013-01-24T14:17:00Z

    With three films passing $1bn worldwide, 2012 was a banner year for studios at the global box office.

  • argo
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    Ben Affleck’s box office takes off with Argo

    2013-01-18T10:24:00Z

    Ben Affleck’s switch to the director’s chair has brought steadily increasing gains at the global box office. Ian Sandwell assesses his appeal.

  • impossible_04
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    Europe's most wanted

    2013-01-02T10:36:00Z

    From Intouchables to The Impossible, a host of local productions lit up the European box office in 2012. Ian Sandwell analyses the successes.

  • Django Unchained
    Features

    Hunting the box-office bounty

    2012-12-14T11:08:00Z

    On the eve of the release of Django Unchained, Ian Sandwell charts the global performance of Quentin Tarantino’s most recent films.

  • Lincoln
    Features

    Presidential campaign

    2012-11-30T15:48:00Z

    After a strong US debut, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is set for its international roll-out. Ian Sandwell assesses the global box-office record of cinema’s most successful director

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
    Features

    The last bite

    2012-11-23T17:33:00Z

    Currently rolling out worldwide, will the final instalment of the Twilight Saga manage to stake a bigger claim on the global market than previous films in the series? Ian Sandwell reports

  • The Master
    Features

    Taking command

    2012-11-13T16:08:00Z

    The Master’s US opening scored a record-breaking screen average, and now it is looking to convert global audiences. By Ian Sandwell

  • Skyfall
    Features

    Reaching for the Sky

    2012-10-11T14:46:00Z

    Bond is back for his 23rd mission. Ian Sandwell explains how Skyfall looks set to maintain the momentum of the series.

  • London_2012
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    UK and international box office healthy despite Olympics fever

    2012-08-08T14:20:00Z

    UK distributors were braced for “the huge challenge” represented by the Olympics, but box office has remained solid despite record numbers staying in to watch TV coverage.

  • Roger Michel
    Features

    China faces up to Hollywood competition

    2012-06-27T11:01:00Z

    There was much hand-wringing at last week’s Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) about how local films are suffering following the widening of China’s import quotas for foreign films.