Multiplexers In Erin Raise A Genteel Shindy


By Irish standards, the battle so far between UCI and the Abbey Film Group has been a very genteel affair, hardly more than a polite quarrel. It began in November 1990, when the U.K.-based United…

Cable, Sat Tv Crimp Swede Cinemas


In general, 1990 was not a good year in terms of cinema-going in Sweden. Most distribs felt the market slipping, in part due to the sudden popularity of cable and satellite television. But now many…

Swedes Turning Away From Shoot-Em-Up Pix


Quality films with a broad public appeal sums up what Swedish buyers are looking for at Cannes this year. Conny Planborg of Planborg Films, currently riding high on the runaway success of “Dances…

Hellenes Have High Hopes For Hot Buys


Cannes has always been a priority market for Greek film distribs who generally have high hopes for this year's edition. George Spentzos of Spentzos Film says he is looking for product that will yield…

Angelopoulos Out Of The 'Mist'


A warmhearted hooker and a quixotic drifter are the colorful characters most strongly associated with Greek films in the U.S. Jules Dassin's “Never On Sunday” (1960) and Michael Cacoyannis' “Zorba…


Domestic Film DAILY


  1. 1

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$2.6M

    Cume to08.21.14: $234.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$234.3M Disney -1.91%
  2. 2

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$2.3M

    Cume to08.21.14: $128.8M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$128.8M Paramount Pictures -3.52%
  3. 3

    Let's Be Cops

    Daily Gross:$1.7M

    Cume to08.21.14: $34.2M

    Let's Be Cops

    Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$34.2M Fox -6.44%

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Rx For Greek Film Biz: Get Back In Shape


Distrib Pantelis Mitropoulos prescribes a tonic for the ailing Greek cinema business: “Better films at better cinemas.” Distribs report a drop of 20% to 30% in admissions this past season compared to…

Fest Opens With 'Homicide'


The David Mamet film, “Homicide” will be screened on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. Pic, penned by the director, stars Joe Montegna as a cop who initially denies his Judaism but gets…

100 Aussie Films Head For Paris


The Australian Film Commission has joined with the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris to stage the largest showcase of Australian films ever assembled, comprising more than 100 titles and spanning four…

Silver Lion's Hool In Cannes To Talk


Lance Hool of Silver Lion Films, who just produced the Martin Short, Danny Glover starrer “Pure Luck,” for Universal will be at Cannes for meetings concerning upcoming projects. Hool is staying at…

Which Way Big DEFA? Future's On Hold


Exactly what will happen to DEFA, Europe's largest film studio, is still unclear, but the fate of the former East German monolith, located just outside of Berlin, is certain to have a profound…


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