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Report: Cinema remains key for movie studios

Ampere Analysis modelling has found that, despite the diversity of models adopted by the major studio groups, US studios’ film release strategies were all similarly successful in 2021. A report by Ampere compares how the three main film release strategies used by studios in 2021 — Theatrical-only, Premium VoD, and Duplex (films available on SVoD […]

March 28, 2022

IMAX recovery continues

Giant screen cinema operator IMAX saw its shares rise 9 per cent in after-hours trading following better than expected results that were better than its pre-pandemic numbers. IMAX said that its latest quarter-year (to the end of December) saw a 15 per cent rise in box office to $277 million (€247.2m) and represented the company’s […]

February 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: EU & UK cinema attendance up 28% in 2021

Based on preliminary data, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that the cinema attendance in the European Union and the UK increased to 383.2 million tickets sold in 2021. This is 83.8 million admissions more than in 2020, representing a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent. The rebound was less pronounced in the European Union only […]

February 15, 2022

McCartney attends The Beatles: Get Back premiere

Sir Paul McCartney was joined by friends and family, including Mary McCartney, Dhani Harrison, Zak, Lee and Jay Starkey at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square, for an exclusive 100 minute preview of Peter Jackson’s new docuseries The Beatles: Get Back.  Numerous music stars were in attendance to watch a special preview of the three-part docuseries, including Noel Gallagher, […]

November 17, 2021

James Bond to break Box Office records?

William Hill has cut the price from 10-1 to 7-1 that the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die becomes the highest grossing UK film of all-time. The UK’s “widest theatrical release of all time” opened in 772 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on September 30th and box office expectations are high, as […]

October 4, 2021

Free Guy free on Disney+ UK

Disney+ has announced that Free Guy, the summer blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi, will be available to stream on the service from September 29th. A tweet from the Disney+ UK Twitter account on September 28th confirmed the news, saying: “Don’t have a good day. Have a GREAT day. Stream Free Guy […]

September 28, 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

Lionsgate takes 20% stake in Spyglass

Global content provider Lionsgate has acquired the vast majority of the Spyglass Media Group feature film library of approximately 200 titles and formed a strategic content partnership with content creator Spyglass. The agreement gives Lionsgate a 20 per cent investment stake in the company whose major assets include the latest installment of the Scream blockbuster […]

July 16, 2021

Analysis: E&M revenues rebounding strongly

The global entertainment & media (E&M) industry has regained its momentum, with revenues outpacing the economy as a whole, according to advisory firm PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2021-2025. The $2+ trillion (€1.6tn) industry is on track to grow 6.5 per cent in 2021 and 6.7 per cent in 2022, fuelled by strong demand […]

July 12, 2021

Cinema Box Office in EU, UK down 70% in 2020

Cinemas throughout most of Europe had to close in response to Covid restrictions in March 2020. While most theatres were allowed to reopen from mid-May / June onwards, they could only operate under strict restrictions including capacity limits and had to close again during the second wave in late autumn. On top of this, most […]

July 1, 2021