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Barbie and Oppenheimer – Barbenheimer – (not a portmanteau any of their creators were expecting), have had big opening weekends. Indeed, Barbie is in the all-time top ten and is #1 in the ‘by a female director’ league. Both are ‘original’ dramas in the sense that matters most. They are not original stories – Barbie […]

August 28, 2023

Usyk vs Dubois on TNT Sports Box Office

On August 26th, fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch the unified heavyweight world title fight featuring Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois, exclusively live on TNT Sports Box Office. Unified heavyweight champion Usyk will defend his WBC, IBF and WBA world titles at the Tarczynski Arena in Poland on Ukrainian […]

August 21, 2023

Super Mario overtakes Frozen at Box Office

The Super Mario Bros Movie continues to set Box Office records and has now become the second biggest animated movie in cinema history, overtaking Frozen. The adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game series from Universal and Illumination, starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jack Black, has now hit $1.3 billion (€1.22bn) at the global […]

June 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: 2023 box office to hit $32bn

With Q1 completed and Universal’s Super Mario Bros Movie providing a triumphant start to Q2, Gower Street analysts have reviewed their early Global box office estimate of $29 billion (€26.4bn) for 2023 announced in December 2022. The updated projection represents a +10 per cent improvement from the earlier estimate. The announcement comes as the global […]

April 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Canal+ plans new Box Office movie channel

Canal+ is set to launch a cinema-focused channel, Canal+ Box Office, in September. Revealing the plan at a press conference dedicated to its film strategy, Canal+ Box-Office will be the pay-TV operator’s tenth movie service. Ahead of the César’s award ceremony on February 24th, to be shown live on Canal+, the operator has reasserted that […]

February 16, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Forecast: Global box office at $29bn in 2023

Gower Street Analytics estimates global cinema box office will reach $29 billion (€27.3bn) in 2023. The past year brought further recovery but also challenges for the global box office: A depressed Chinese box office (ending nearly $3 billion behind 2021); the Russian invasion of Ukraine and resultant US studio boycott of Russia; an exchange rates […]

December 16, 2022

Report: European box office revenue up 21.6% YOY

Europe’s film revenue rose 21.6 per cent year over year to $2.82 billion (€2.72bn) between January and October, according to figures from OpusData compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There were 203 films released in the region in October, down 10.2 per cent from 226 titles that hit cinemas in October 2021. Further highlights from […]

November 30, 2022

UFC 280 on BT Sport Box Office

On October 22nd, fight fans in the UK and Ireland will be able to tune in to UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office. The fight card, taking place on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, will be live from 7pm BST and is headlined by two UFC title fights, alongside nine […]

October 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Usyk vs Joshua rematch on Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office will be the only place in the UK and Ireland to watch the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch. The fight, scheduled to take place on August 20th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will see British heavyweight Joshua attempt to regain the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles after his unanimous decision […]

July 27, 2022

Pubs exempt from Premier League PPV charges

With fans not yet permitted into stadiums, the Premier League has chosen to make the additional non-televised matches available on a pay-per-view basis. Starting this weekend Sky and BT Sport will be making these additional matches available to viewers via Sky Box Office and BT Sport for £14.95 each. However, Sky Business and BT Sport […]

October 14, 2020By Nik Roseveare