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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

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

Christopher Nolan blasts HBO Max movie plan

Director Christopher Nolan has criticised Warner Bros after the Hollywood studio revealed plans to release 17 movies onto US streaming service HBO Max next year, a platform he referred to as ” the worst streaming service”. The slate of films – including tentpole titles such as Matrix 4, Godzilla vs Kong and Dune – will […]

December 8, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Cinema to see rapid return in APAC; but not W. Europe

Ampere Analysis has published revised forecasts for global box office revenues in 2020, now just 25 per cent of the original estimate made in January, showing the devastating effect of coronavirus on the sector. At the start of 2020, Ampere forecast annual gross box office revenue of $44.5 billion (€37.1bn) globally, a stark contrast to […]

November 30, 2020

Cineworld shutters again

Cinema chain Cineworld has announced that it will be closing all of its 663 cinemas – 127 of which are in the UK, and 536 in the US – from October 8th. The decision puts some 45,000 jobs in limbo. The news came on the back of the latest James Bond movie, titled No Time […]

October 5, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Survey: US audiences “feel safe” at reopened cinemas

A survey of US moviegoers from Comscore has found that audiences are feeling more confident heading to cinemas thanks to the expansive safety procedures implemented by exhibitors. Comscore says the survey results, captured in conjunction with Screen Engine/ASI, demonstrate another positive indicator for the global theatrical industry’s road to recovery. The survey revealed key insights […]

September 10, 2020

IMAX recovery boosted by China box office

August 24th saw IMAX’s share price jump 14.39 percent helped by positive news from its Chinese division. A movie, The Eight Hundred, the first-ever Chinese blockbuster production to be entirely filmed with IMAX cameras, had a very strong opening weekend in China with $116 million in box-office receipts over the 3-day weekend. IMAX controls just […]

August 26, 2020By Chris Forrester

IMAX: “Cinemas are reopening”

Giant screen operator IMAX has reported its latest results, with CEO Rich Gelfond telling analysts that its cinemas in China, a key market for the business, and other parts of Asia are starting to reopen. “As theatres with IMAX systems reopen, our network will begin to generate incremental free cash flow with limited startup costs […]

July 30, 2020By Chris Forrester

Stankey: “Tenet won’t premiere on HBO Max”

Tenet, the next big budget movie from Hollywood director Christopher Nolan, has seen its release date pushed back multiple times as the Coronavirus continues to keep many cinemas shut around the globe – most notably in the lucrative US market where the pandemic continues to show little signs of slowing down. Consequently, the Warner Bros […]

July 27, 2020

Cineworld signals July 10 reopening

Cineworld has revealed that it will tentatively reopen for business in the UK on July 10th. The cinema chain said in a statement: “We are excited to announce that we are planning to reopen Cineworld Cinemas across England on 10th July 2020. The opening date is subject to final clarifications and confirmation in regards to […]

June 16, 2020