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Data: Record year for UK home entertainment

Figures released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) spotlight the renaissance of UK Home Entertainment, as its value rose to £3.7 billion (€3.1bn) in 2021. Based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting, Omdia, and Kantar, this demonstrates 13.3 per cent growth Year on Year (YoY), finishing 2021 on a high […]

January 5, 2022

Netflix acquires Scanline VFX

Netflix has acquired Scanline VFX, the visual effects company that has worked on TV and movie franchises including Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Justice League, Free Guy, Black Widow, Netflix’s new Cowboy Bebop live-action series, and many more. Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a VFX Supervisor whose proprietary […]

November 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

IMAX Enhanced to launch on Disney+

Marvel fans will be able to stream some of their favourite titles in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio at home for the first time with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, launching on November 12th as part of Disney’s company-wide Disney+ Day global celebration. The new collaboration was announced by The Walt Disney Company, IMAX Corporation and DTS, […]

November 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: James Bond set to boost cinema industry

The new James Bond movie, No Time to Die, will be the spark that brings film fans back to the beleaguered cinema industry, predicts entertainment firm and online gaming site, PartyCasino. Research carried out by the site found that 83 per cent of UK movie-goers plan to watch the new Bond film, which saw its […]

September 17, 2021

Study: Godzilla vs Kong takes £3.3m piracy hit

Internet security advisory firm Techshielder has analysed the most pirated films over the last year to find out how much piracy cost Hollywood. Action films appear to be a big hit amongst online pirates, as this is the genre that has seen the biggest number of illegal downloads tied with the biggest amount of money […]

September 14, 2021By Colin Mann

Hawkeye series debuts Nov 24 on Disney+

Disney+ and Marvel Studios have unveiled the first trailer and poster for Hawkeye, the next Marvel series to stream exclusively on Disney+. The series, part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) sees former Avenger Clint Barton embark upon a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with […]

September 13, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Jungle Cruise takes $90m from cinema/Disney+ debut

Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie debuted at #1 over the weekend following its July 29th release, opening to an estimated total of more than $90 million (€75.7m) globally, including $34.2 million in domestic box office, $27.6 million in international box office, and over $30 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. The movie launched simultaneously […]

August 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Black Widow takes $215m from cinema/Disney+ debut

Disney has announced that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow debuted to an estimated total of more than $215 million (€181m) globally on its opening weekend (July 9th – 11th), including $80 million in domestic box office, $78 million in international box office, and over $60 million in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally. The movie launched […]

July 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Research: Marvel has 7 of 10 highest-earning movie characters

Nick Fury is the most profitable movie character in cinema history. From the 11 theatrical releases the character has appeared in, Fury has helped Marvel earn more than $12.6 billion (€10.3bn) at the box office. Research from FandomSpot shows that 7 of the 10 most profitable characters in cinema are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, […]

May 28, 2021

Jungle Cruise heading to Disney+ and cinemas

Disney’s much delayed Jungle Cruise movie will debut on Disney+ with ‘Premier Access’ on July 30th – the same day it will land in cinemas. The move follows the announcement earlier this year that Marvel’s Black Widow and Cruella will be released in the same way. Those who wish to watch the movies at home […]

May 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare