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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

James Bond stays in cinemas despite Amazon purchase

The James Bond films, including the much-delayed No Time To Die, will continue to have theatrical releases despite Amazon’s acquisition of MGM studios, according to the movie’s producers. “We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for the worldwide theatrical audience,” producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who run London-based Eon Productions, […]

May 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

UK cinema chains confirm reopening

Following the government’s green light for the next phase of lockdown lifting to go ahead next week, cinema chains Cineworld, Odeon and Vue have confirmed they will be reopening their screens across the UK. In a statement, Vue said: “We’re very excited to announce that we will be opening all our venues in England, Scotland […]

May 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Strong debut for Mortal Kombat on HBO Max

Following the success of Godzilla vs Kong, HBO Max has another streaming hit on its hands. Nearly 3.8 million US households watched the new Mortal Kombat movie during its opening weekend, with viewership peaking at 1.7 million households on April 23rd, according to an analysis by Samba TV. That’s more viewership in just three days […]

April 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney+/cinema same day release for Black Widow, Cruella

Disney has announced new release details for a number of titles on Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming slate of films. The much delayed Marvel prequel movie Black Widow will now be released in both cinemas and on the Disney+ streaming platform on July 9th. Prior to that, the live-action Cruella movie, a prequel to 101 Dalamations, […]

March 24, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Cineworld confirms reopening; Warner Bros deal

Cineworld, the world’s second-largest cinema chain, has announced it will reopen cinemas across the US in April, and UK cinemas will follow suit when lockdown restrictions are lifted in May. Cineworld has also announced that it has struck an exclusivity deal with Warner Bros studio. In the UK, Cineworld will have exclusive rights to Warner […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Wonder Woman 1984 fast-tracked to PVoD

Wonder Woman 1984, the much-delayed DC sequel movie, finally got a cinema release in the UK on December 16th – the same day that large portions of the country were moved into stricter coronavirus restrictions, enforcing the closure of all entertainment venues. With cinemas now shut indefinitely in around three quarters of the UK, Warner […]

December 21, 2020By Nik Roseveare